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February 2018
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation ...
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January 2018
Relive the 1960’s era at Sebring’s Aviation Expo with a ride on the original N3079G Batcopter from the Batman TV series. In 1996, pilot Eugene Nock bought the famous helicopter, which was used in the 1966 "Batman" movie and several TV shows. He’s been sharing one of the most famous aircraft of all time at events with the rest of the world ever since the purchase of the unique Bell helicopter.“What we have is an icon in the aviation world as well as the coll...
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December 2017
In a recent article published by USA TODAY, Highlands County ranked eighth in the nation for employment gains in 2017.  Only one other Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) made the list of “Top 25 cities adding (and losing) the most jobs in 2017.” The Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla., MSA ranked 17th on the list. Employment statistics are published by MSA. The Sebring MSA covers all of Highlands County.  As noted in the article, 1,625 (+4.8 per...
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The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners' Economic Development office announces that Commercial Real Estate Development Consultants (CREDC) has contracted to buy 7.74 acres on U.S. Highway 27 in Sebring with plans to develop it into a new retail site. The site is located at 1625 U.S. Highway 27 North, which is directly across from The Shops at Shelby Crossing plaza. The county's economic development office worked closely with CREDC and its partner Kent Lemmon, princip...
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The Selection Committee for The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame has announced two distinguished leaders will be inducted into the Hall during the 56th Citrus Celebration Luncheon on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.L. Gene Albrigo, of Daytona Shores, Fla., and Marvin D. Kahn, of Sebring, Fla., will be honored at the luncheon, scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. at Florida Southern College.Marvin Kahn is President of Kahn Grove Service and Kahn Citrus Management, LLC in...
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October 2017
SBA Business Recovery Center - Highlands CountyMonday through SaturdayHours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center4509 West George Blvd.Sebring, FL 33875A Business Recovery Center (BRC) operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now open in Highlands County to help local businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma.SBA representatives in the centers provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application.The Highla...
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