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Bean: God ‘made me Wyatt Earp of county’
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Bobbie Bean says he is on a mission from God. The outspoken, controversial anti-bullying advocate and candidate for Highlands County sheriff told the New-Sun on Wednesday he has … Find out how to read more online.
Argument ends in gunfire
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — What began as an argument over a woman ended in gunfire Tuesday evening in Highway Park. One person — a 21-year-old Lake Placid man — was injured … Find out how to read more online.
Dog beating video prompts investigation
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has opened an animal abuse investigation after video showing a woman beating and kicking a medium-sized dog outside a Sebring apartment complex was … Find out how to read more online.
Fansler: Despite being anti-bullying proponent, Bean likes to cyber-bully on Facebook
Wed  Aug 26 2015 11:41AM
LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid’s top cop has tagged the county’s most high-profile anti-bullying advocate as a cyber-bully after the lawman received online threats against his home. “I will burn … Find out how to read more online.
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Volunteers keeping Capt. Ron’s open
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ronald Thomas, who owns Capt. Ron’s Mercantile in downtown Sebring, is out of the hospital and is now in a rehabilitation nursing home. That’s not the only good news for Thomas. He is also happy to know his … Find out how to read more online.

Avon Park’s Turner a home run hero
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Lisa Turner’s dedication to Avon Park’s Dixie Youth Baseball program is an inspiration. Not only is she the secretary of the board, going on three years of continuous service, she’s pitched in wherever she’s needed (except from … Find out how to read more online.

All fired up
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — One could say the volunteer spirit thrives in Highlands County, which imports that spirit from all over the country. Four of Highlands County’s Florida Forestry Service wildland firefighters spent much of the last month on “vacation” fighting fires … Find out how to read more online.

Abandoned propane tank hit by mower, springs leak
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Potential disaster was averted Thursday, Aug. 27 when a long-forgotten 500-pound propane fuel tank was jostled by a tractor-pulled mower and spewed the highly flammable gas into the air. The large storage tank had serviced a motel … Find out how to read more online.

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US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China’s economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered much … read more.

Grenade mars Ukraine protest
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast … read more.

Titanic menu up for auction
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Titanic’s last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it’s estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000. … read more.

McKinley is now Denali
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state’s liquefying glaciers … read more.

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