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Thousands of fish dead on Kissimmee River
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
FT. BASINGER — Thousands of fish are dead along the Kissimmee River, and two state agencies are investigating. On Monday, Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Gary Morse and Freshwater Fishery … Find out how to read more online.
Sebring son, former chief justice remembered
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Parker Lee McDonald, former Florida Supreme Court justice who grew up in Sebring, has died and will lie in state Thursday at the Florida Capitol. McDonald, 93, died … Find out how to read more online.
July 4 festivities on tap
Wed  Jun 28 2017 09:30AM
Here is a list of Independence Day festivities over the July Fourth weekend. •Lake Placid Independence Day celebration DeVane Circle Park, 115 W. Interlake Blvd. From 9 a.m. to 1 … Find out how to read more online.
Biker suffers minor injury in Monday accident
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID —A motorcycle driver suffered minor injuries early Monday afternoon when his Harley Davidson collided with a SUV at the intersection of Waldo Aliff Avenue and Dal Hall Boulevard … Find out how to read more online.
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Sebring native recognized upon Marine Corps retirement
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Growing up in Highlands County, Aaron J. Brooks remembers the many military veterans living in the area who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His father had been retired from the U.S. Army when Brooks was born … Find out how to read more online.

Downtown Sebring vs. U.S. 27
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — It’s not uncommon for customers to walk into the Gun Rack and say they never knew the business existed until they drove down U.S. 27 and saw the sign, owner Daniel Barber said Monday. “A few of them … Find out how to read more online.

July 4th garbage pickup change
Wed  Jun 28 2017 09:37AM

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the City of Sebring has moved its July 4 pickup to July 5. Pickup for the rest of the week is as usual.

The garbage hauler for the unincorporated area of Highlands …

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SR 66 to see improvements
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A yearlong project to make improvements to State Road 66 should start soon. Work scheduled for Saturday had not yet begun as of Monday, but the Florida Department of Transportation anticipates the $5.4 million project to be complete … Find out how to read more online.

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Samsung investing $380M in South Carolina, creating 950 jobs
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:19AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years, state and company officials announced Wednesday. The South Korean-based company is opening a “state-of-the-art” facility … read more.

US stock market makes biggest gain in 2 months
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:19AM
The U.S. stock market notched its biggest gain in two months Wednesday, bouncing back from losses a day earlier. Banks and other financial companies led the rally as investors bet on interest rates climbing further. Banks can make more money … read more.

Mattis says Syria’s government taking US threat seriously
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:19AM
BRUSSELS — Syria’s government is taking seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted there has been no such attack since the … read more.

Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:19AM
LANSING, Mich. — The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the City Council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a … read more.

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