SEBRING — The Sebring City Council is ready to purchase a downtown property, but it continues to wait for an ethics ruling on the deal because a council member is an owner of the property.

SEBRING — For those with little ones that are ready to start Kindergarten, Walker Memorial Academy will have their “Kindergarten Roundup” on Wednesday, Feb. 19, starting at 6 p.m. Meet the teacher, tour the school and ask questions during the one-hour session.

AVON PARK — Councilwoman Brenda Gray has requested the city and county look into installing a traffic control signal and ADA crossing area at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Hal McRae Boulevard.

SEBRING — A Daytona Beach man died early Thursday morning on southbound U.S. 27 after a northbound vehicle crossed his path between Crooked Lake and South Lake Wales.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in American. history.

TALLAHASSEE — Less than a year after lawmakers agreed to change how the state licenses hospitals, a House health-care panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would continue to alter the industry by scrapping a ban on specialty, or “boutique,” hospitals.

TALLAHASSEE — A day after Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed the issue in his State of the State address, Republican lawmakers Wednesday continued moving forward with a proposal that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions.

SEBRING — Florida’s graduation data shows that the high school graduation rate increase for Highlands County is among the to 10 gains out of Florida’s 75 total school districts (comprised of counties and other school districts).

1. The use of incense, both for aromatherapy and for religious or spiritual purposes, dates back to prehistoric times.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians “were lied to” for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purported to show two surface-to-air missiles 20 seconds …

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records.

TALLAHASSEE — A day after a committee unanimously signed off on one of Senate President Bill Galvano’s top priorities, Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Jose Oliva expressed skepticism Tuesday about the sweeping gun-control measure.

There are many reason’s why people put off correcting their hearing problem. While price or vanity comes quickly to mind, that is not always the primary concern of the patient. Recently, I have had a couple of patients actually admit that they put off getting their hearing corrected due to t…

SEBRING — Educators from Highlands and area counties were among the thousands of teachers, parents and students who attended Monday’s education rally at the State Capitol the day before the start of the Legislative session.

AVON PARK — The short list of five candidates for Avon Park city manager will likely grow a bit with the council members weighing in with their top two for the position.

1. No one knows who wrote “Baby Shark.” The song is believed to have originated as a chant at summer camps.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is preparing to vote today to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate to start the historic trial, several people told The Associated Press.

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-called “snapback” of United Nati…

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash.

SEBRING — Aktion Club of Highlands County serves many local residents in this area — children, mothers, elderly, people with disabilities and those in need. The club has been working on a fundraiser to generate funds to help some people with disabilities who are in desperate need for items t…

TALLAHASSEE — Victims and first responders who took action last month after what has been declared an act of terrorism at a Pensacola military base were honored Tuesday as the Florida Senate began the 2020 legislative session.

SEBRING — Almost one year ago, a shooting at the SunTrust Bank known as the Midtown branch took the lives of five women in a senseless tragedy on Jan. 23. Countless lives were touched by the deaths of bank employees Debra Cook, Marisol Lopez, Jessica Montague, and Ana Pinon-William and custo…