Latest Lorida, Florida Stories

2008-07-31 15:01:02

By Joe Seelig, Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. Jul. 31--SEBRING -- A Sebring man was listed in good condition at Tampa General Hospital, said hospital spokesman John Dunn on Thursday, after a rollover crash on U.S. 98 Wednesday night. James Dennis Montsdeoca, 57, was airlifted Wednesday to Tampa in serious condition after he lost control of his 1995 Chevrolet in a curve in the 13000 block of U.S. 98. It was about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday when Montsdeoca approached the curve headed west, while...

2008-06-24 06:02:30

By Douglas Carman, Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. Jun. 23--SEBRING -- Four tracks mark rip from near the sidewalk, through a lawn and into the dry sand that was once part of Lake Jackson. Multiple pontoon boats were beached just south of Veterans Beach. They're a usual sight for the lake as it hits all-time historic low levels, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sees a potential problem here. Officer Erika Zimmerman said these days she often catches some boaters...

2008-06-19 15:00:40

By Bill Rettew Jr., Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. Jun. 19--SEBRING -- Wednesday's emergency preparedness drill at the Agri-Civic Center was only practice, but almost 200 volunteers and county employees acted like the mock exercise was real. Andrew Pease, a Sun 'n' Lake Elementary School student, gave up a day of summer break to volunteer and portray a "victim," along with his mother Mary and sister Becky. The 9-year-old took the drill to heart and said he was "a little scared." "My...

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