SEBRING — The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has not been forgotten by the older participants at the Sebring MLK parade while the younger participants learn of King’s resolve for change where people are judged by “the content of their character.”

The customer service lobby area of the Sebring Utilities Office at 321 N. Mango St. will be undergoing a $68,694 renovation project.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. – Camila Norona, a senior Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Sebring High School, has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2021.

SEBRING — Just as county officials have lobbied to get more vaccine sent to Florida’s Heartland, the local office of the Florida Department of Health has also asked for more doses.

Boy Scouts in Highlands County are preparing for their annual Scouting for Food event, when they will collect nonperishable food items from the community for local pantries.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, rejecting Republican arguments that the measure is too big given the size of…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees to lead his national security team promised a turnabout from the Trump administration’s approach to national security, saying Tuesday they would keep politics out of intelligence agencies, restore an emphasis on cooperating with allies, …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Containing the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affa…

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies.

TALLAHASSEE — The latest effort to end Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system will get its first Senate hearing next week. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Jan. 26 will take up a proposal (SB 54) introduced late Friday by Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills. The proposal seeks t…

TALLAHASSEE — A proposal that would require more online sellers to collect Florida sales taxes and turn the money over to the state will appear Monday before the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee. The proposal (SB 50), filed by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, for the upcoming legislative s…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida Department of Health, who was fired for insubordination after repeatedly violating the agency’s policy about communicating with the media, turned herself in to sheriff’s officials on Sunday night on charges of accessing computer equipment without…

The following people were arrested on felony charges related to sexual offense violations and booked into the Highlands County Jail from Jan. 12 through Jan. 14. Non-arrest sexual offender registrants are also listed for the same time frame.

President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries and c…

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Monday acknowledged errors in fighting the unprecedented pandemic, but in a speech aimed at preserving his second mandate, he told lawmakers his government can “hold its head high.”

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LAKE PLACID — The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ring just as true today as when they were first spoke more than 50 years ago. Perhaps even more so, as the Highway Park Ministerial Alliance held its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

SEBRING — The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has not been forgotten by the older participants at the Sebring MLK parade while the younger participants learn of King’s resolve for change where people are judged by “the content of their character.”

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COVID-19 numbers looked a little better with the release of Monday’s data by the Florida Department of Health. There were 8,002 new cases in the state, while Highlands County saw an increase of 27 cases.

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Highlands County saw an additional 31 cases of COVID-19, according to Sunday’s report from the Florida Department of Health. Of the new cases, 30 of them were residents and there was one new non-resident case. The county has now seen 5,864 cases, with 5,804 of those cases being residents.

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SEBRING — No tentative agreement on salary has been reached after Thursday’s contract talks between the county’s educational support personnel union and district negotiators.

AVON PARK — Al Joe Hinson withdrew his name from consideration to fill a vacant Avon Park City Council seat, but another resident, Alvin Dallas, has submitted his letter of interest to be on the Council.

SAN DIEGO — President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties.

MEXICO CITY — One day after Mexico angered U.S. officials by publishing an entire 751-page U.S. case file against former Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos, the Mexican prosecutors who exonerated him released their own version — but with so many pages wholly blacked out it was almost impo…

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