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McDonald’s catches fire twice
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING -- McDonald’s south in Sebring caught fire twice Wednesday and had to shut down until repairs coud be made. The first fire took place between 7:30-8 a.m., said Sebring … Find out how to read more online.
AFC recognizes SFSC for excellence, leadership
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
South Florida State College garnered awards and recognition for its commitment to furthering the college system and its students during the 65th annual Association of Florida Colleges convention in Sandestin. … Find out how to read more online.
Weeks fired from IDA/EDC
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Steve Weeks has been fired as executive director of the Industrial Development Authority/Economic Development Commission. The Highlands County IDA/EDC Board of Directors voted to terminate Weeks during their … Find out how to read more online.
2 historic hotels may be sold soon
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING –– It has been rumored for some time that a developer is interested in renovating both the Nan-Cess-O-Wee and Santa Rosa hotels in Sebring. He reportedly has been performing … Find out how to read more online.
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Guardian ad Litem program needs toy donations
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Guardian ad Litem program needs toys to give to the children they help — and they are counting on Highlands County residents to pitch in. As it does every year, the Guardian ad Litem program is accepting … Find out how to read more online.

County cuts shortcut to Walmart
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
AVON PARK — County commissioners vacated a portion of West Shop 16 Road on Tuesday, at the request of Ben Hill Griffin Inc., but some Avon Park Lakes residents don’t like it. They said many elderly members of that subdivision … Find out how to read more online.

City honors Saffold
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Family, friends and dignitaries gathered at the Sebring Boys and Girls Club on Saturday to honor and give birthday wishes to Robert Saffold. Saffold, 85, has lived his entire life in Sebring except for the four years he … Find out how to read more online.

Wild Turkey’s toy drive to return for 28th year
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
AVON PARK — For 27 years, Wild Turkey Tavern patrons have thrown darts at the wall in the name of buying children toys for Christmas, and they aren’t about to stop yet. On Dec. 7, the Toy Drive Dart Tournament … Find out how to read more online.

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Florida shootout leaves deputy, gunman dead
Sun  Nov 23 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers, authorities said. Deputies … read more.

Sat  Nov 22 2014 07:20PM

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow
Sun  Nov 23 2014 01:19AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. So why was she out first-thing Saturday with her shovel? “I … read more.

Trolley linking Homestead, parks expands
Sun  Nov 23 2014 01:19AM
HOMESTEAD (AP) — A trolley service linking downtown Homestead with two nearby national parks is expanding its service. The Homestead National Parks Trolley will operate on weekends from Nov. 22 through April 26. Officials say they’re adding more tour times … read more.

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