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Silver Fox roads flooded, rutted
Sat  Oct 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Residents can get around Silver Fox subdivision now, but right after Hurricane Irma and for several rains after that, their roads were flooded and rutted. Residents told the … Find out how to read more online.
Sebring aims to prevent water system problems during future hurricanes
Sat  Oct 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — When Hurricane Irma struck Sebring, all of the city’s water treatment plants went offline, Sebring Utilities Director Bob Boggus said earlier this week. Boggus said it was uncertain … Find out how to read more online.
Revised Code of Student Conduct ready for adoption by School Board
Sat  Oct 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — It is more than two months into the school year and the process to update the Code of Student Conduct for 2017-18 is still not complete. After administrators … Find out how to read more online.
Ahead of schedule
Fri  Oct 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — ALDI’s loyal customers are thrilled that their favorite grocery store at 2900 New Life Way has reopened after its remodel over the summer. The grand opening festivities are … Find out how to read more online.
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Flea market, Halloween fun benefit family
Sat  Oct 21 2017 08:30AM
FORT MEADE — Little ghosts and goblins will be trick or treating while mom and dad shop for unique gifts for upcoming holidays at a community benefit flea market. The free event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and … Find out how to read more online.

Pilot uninjured in hard landing of gyrocopter
Fri  Oct 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A pilot survived without injury the hard landing or crash Thursday morning of the gyrocopter he was operating at the Sebring Regional Airport, authorities said. The pilot was walking around by the time Highlands County deputies and emergency … Find out how to read more online.

Commissioners approve pay hike
Fri  Oct 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Although the Florida State Legislature mandates an increase in compensation to local government officials as local populations increase, those officials don’t have to accept it. That reassurance from Commission Chair Don Elwell to Sebring Hills resident John Drennan … Find out how to read more online.

Placid Lakes Country Club restaurant owners searching for new lessees
Sat  Oct 21 2017 08:30AM
PLACID LAKES — Jeff Harstine and partner Rodney Davis are in search of new lessees to fill an unexpected restaurant vacancy at the Placid Lakes Country Club at 3601 Placid Lakes Blvd. The previous tenants left without notice on Friday, … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria … read more.

Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax system
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, … read more.

US stocks end higher
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, … read more.

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether. Both jetpacks and safety ties are crucial for saving … read more.

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