SEBRING — Highlands County government started 2017 with solid leadership, it seemed, but by year’s end, County Attorney Joseph Ross Macbeth and County Administrator June Fisher would be out.
Macbeth, who provided legal advice to the county for 27 years, resigned in late September over a salary dispute, but has since reapplied for the job, in the running with his former assistant. County commissioners, dissatisfied with employees’ private rumblings that Fisher showed poor leadership in the wake of Hurricane Irma, voted to let her go on Nov. 30.
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