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Highlands County, Florida

430 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: (863) 402-6500
Fax: (863) 402-6507

In central FL, west of Ft. Pierce; organized Apr 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. Name Origin: For the hilliness of the area, in a state almost completely flat

Area (sq mi):: 1106.28 (land 1028.27; water 78.01) Population per square mile: 92.90
Population 2005: 95,496 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 9.30%; 1990-2000 27.70% Population 2000: 87,366 (White 76.50%; Black or African American 9.30%; Hispanic or Latino 12.10%; Asian 1.00%; Other 6.00%). Foreign born: 9.10%. Median age: 50.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,222; median household $30,160; Population below poverty level: 15.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,246-$22,111
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 23.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sebring County seat (10,076)

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    It is the purpose of the resulting Agreement to furnish and deliver, if and when ordered, to the District, from bidders with either a General Contractor or Certified Underground Utility and Excavation license, all required Services and Materials necessary to accomplish the installation of a water diversion system to restore the hydrologic function of an 80-acre wetland on the District s Jack Creek property in Highlands County, Florida.
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    CCS") (Nasdaq/NM: KIDS) today announced that it has been selected to negotiate a contract for the development and operation of an intensive day treatment program in Highlands County, Florida.
    This collaboration is intended to progress the development of one of the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facilities, located in Highlands County, Florida and to create future opportunities for leveraging cellulosic ethanol technologies.
    15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation , a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, today announced plans to build its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Highlands County, Florida.
    Parent of TIB Bank, today announced the planned opening of its first full service branch in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida for December 26, 2006.
    Blue Head Ranch, a 62,000 acre cattle ranch located in Highlands County, Florida and Tri-County Grove, a 2,000 acre citrus operation on 3,000 acres of land located in Highlands and Desoto Counties, Florida.
    Blue Head Ranch, a 62,000 acre cattle ranch located in Highlands County, Florida and Tri-County Grove, a 2,000-acre citrus operation on 3,000 acres of land located in Highlands and Desoto Counties, Florida.
    The Blue Head Ranch consists of approximately 62,000 acres of contiguous land located in Highlands County, Florida, largely used to support a cattle business; the Eason Tract consists of approximately 1,286 acres located in DeSoto County, Florida, being developed for citrus production; and the Tri- County Grove consists of approximately 2,240 acres of land located in Highlands County, Florida, of which approximately 1,019 acres are improved by planted citrus groves; in each case as well as various improvements and associated assets.
    Following an emergency motion under a mortgage foreclosure action brought by the First Union National Bank of Florida in its capacity as trustee for the holders of certain bonds, an officer of Res-Care was appointed Receiver by the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, of the property of CEI on January 6, 1997.

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