Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Friday used an energy grant to a South Florida city to highlight her opposition to a House effort to move the state Office of Energy out of her department. Fried appeared in Oakland Park to tout a $250,000 grant to retrofit baseball and soccer fields w…

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis asked an appeals court Friday to continue preventing felons from voting while the state appeals a federal judge’s finding that a law requiring indigent felons to pay “legal financial obligations” to be eligible to vote is unconstitutional.

SEBRING — As a temporary measure allows new residents in two mobile home parks to get water from the City of Sebring, the City maintains its position that the mobile home parks are required to be annexed into the City. 

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information, authorities said Friday.

A Bald Eagle in the pine forests of South-Central Florida.

SEBRING — Highlands County Extension offers three or four agriculture tours every year. The popular tours stop at five agriculture related stops where we learn about each. The last two tours are quickly approaching and we have some seats on each.

VENUS — Do you take photos of nature or wildlife? Or pictures of people enjoying work or play in the outdoors? If so, Archbold encourages you to use those photos to help promote science and conservation. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 4:30-6 p.m., the public is invited to a conservation photogr…

LAKE PLACID — Stephen Matthew Weismore, 25, of Lake Placid, was arrested on Thursday and now faces charges of transmitting information harmful to minors, obscene communication to a minor via computer, using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child and using a two-way communications devi…

COSTA MESA, Calif. — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local officials argued that the plan lacked details about how the community would be protected from the outbreak.

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AVON PARK — The professional appraisal of the Brickell Building is complete as part of the City of Avon Park’s effort to market for sale the two-story Main Street structure.

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SEBRING — Does this sound familiar? You pull onto a foggy road and instantly a car appears from out of the mist, right on top of you?

SEBRING — Jason Taravis Hunter, 36, of Atlanta, Georgia, was booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday on multiple charges that include writing a threatening letter to a Highlands County judge. 

U.S. 98 over the Kissimmee River, Lorida Creek and Istokpoga Canal: Construction project: Crews will be making structural repairs to the bridges on U.S. 98 over the Kissimmee River, Lorida Creek and Istokpoga Canal. During construction single daytime lane closures will occur. Please use caut…

SEBRING— Every parent who has a graduating senior has some anxiety about their child’s future. When a senior with special needs graduates, there are many questions parents may have. That’s where the third annual Building Bridges Family Transition Expo will be held at 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at t…

ISLAMABAD — The United States and the Taliban said Friday they have agreed to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home, wrapping up America’s longest-running conflict and fulfilling one of President Donald Trump’s main campaign …

MIAMI — A top official for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government has hired a Washington law firm that also represents Turkey, taking over from another legal team that backed out last month following an outcry from critics who accused it of collaborating with a repressive regime.

HIALEAH — A Florida woman who got clemency from President Donald Trump while serving prison time for a $205 million Medicare fraud scam said her case was brought to Trump’s attention by a woman who herself got clemency at the urging of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West.

MIAMI BEACH — From Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay, celebrity chefs are in town this weekend for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where fine-palated foodies might not know that some of their dishes have been prepared at one of Florida’s largest homeless shelters.

TALLAHASSEE — Up to $5 million a year would be set aside for broadband services that would accompany controversial highway corridors planned from Southwest Florida to the Georgia border, under bills ready to go to the full House and Senate.

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The 40 acres in Highlands County, that is part of the Nucor property that was once a dead grove at the corner of Sunpure Road and Lemon Street, has been replanted with more than 30,000 pine trees.