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Unlicensed real estate case grows
Wed  Nov 22 2017 04:36PM
SEBRING — Deputies arrested two more people in a recent case involving practicing a real estate brokerage without a license. Susan J. Meekins of Sebring was arrested Tuesday and charged … Find out how to read more online.
JCPenney reopens two months after hurricane
Tue  Nov 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Vivian Bowling didn’t have difficulty relating to the situation that JCPenney’s Sebring store has faced during the past two months after Hurricane Irma. Bowling, who was one of … Find out how to read more online.
Compton Twist elected School Board chair
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Jill Compton Twist is now the chairman of The School Board of Highlands County with the Board voting on her approval for the position by a unanimous vote … Find out how to read more online.
Teachers weigh in on bonus plan
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County teachers give the Best and Brightest teacher bonus program low grades for basing an educator’s current effectiveness in the classroom on long ago SAT scores. The … Find out how to read more online.
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Debris issue passed around
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — When there’s a pile of trash in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? That’s the question plaguing residents in some parts of Highlands County. Residents like Vernie Frank have been getting conflicting information for two months … Find out how to read more online.

Community Thanksgiving meals available
Wed  Nov 22 2017 02:18PM
SEBRING — For those who are alone on Thanksgiving, those who want to share the holiday with others or those who can’t afford the traditional feast, options are available in Sebring and Avon Park. The Salvation Army will serve its … read more.

Holiday garbage pickup schedules are in the bag
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — It’s all fun and games until the garbage has to go out. With the addition of family and friends over for feasts, missing just one pick up can have odoriferous consequences. Figuring out the trash pick ups during … Find out how to read more online.

A lesson in jazz
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:08AM
AVON PARK — Take seven creative musicians and the music charts of timeless standards, and the result is toe tapping jazz from Emanon. The group’s members come from diverse backgrounds but communicate wonderfully in the universal language of music. Emanon … Find out how to read more online.

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Stocks set more records
Wed  Nov 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The market’s biggest winners this year, technology and health care, powered U.S. stock indexes to more all-time highs on Tuesday. Huge technology companies like Apple and Facebook continued their ascent, while strong reports from companies including medical … read more.

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end
Wed  Nov 22 2017 01:19AM
MIAMI — Yolnick Jeune couldn’t sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S. Then President Trump’s administration this week … read more.

Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50
Wed  Nov 22 2017 01:19AM
LAGOS, Nigeria — A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region’s deadliest assaults in years. Bloody debris … read more.

Attorneys filing Vegas shooting lawsuits
Wed  Nov 22 2017 01:19AM
LAS VEGAS — Attorneys who filed one of the first lawsuits after the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and left hundreds injured on the Las Vegas Strip filed four new negligence cases Monday on behalf of more … read more.

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