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Where can water go?
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring couple whose home lies in a low spot wants to know if anything can be done to send local storm water away from their house. The … Find out how to read more online.
Should festivals be enhanced?
Fri  Sep 22 2017 11:17AM
SEBRING — The Tourism Development Council wants more visitors to spend a night in Highlands County. So, Leisure Services Director Vicki Pontius and Tourism Director Casey Hartt asked how they … Find out how to read more online.
Blackman to businesses: ‘Stay open’
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Federal Emergency Management Agency employee recently said, in a small community hit by a storm like Hurricane Irma, 40 percent of businesses will close. “This gentleman does … Find out how to read more online.
Canned school lunch a temporary situation after Irma
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — As Highlands County schools resumed classes Wednesday after missing eight days due to Hurricane Irma, something was missing — the usual lunch served in school cafeterias. There were … Find out how to read more online.
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Red Cross volunteers/ staff bring hope and help
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — When disaster strikes at home or in another state Red Cross staff and volunteers are on the move to help those in need. Hurricane Irma prompted the Red Cross to send disaster action teams to Highlands County. Red … Find out how to read more online.

AP Family Dollar robbed
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a man who robbed the Family Dollar in Avon Park Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was described as an African-American male, mid-20s to mid-30s, standing approximately 5-foot-9, weighing 200 pounds … Find out how to read more online.

Harder Hall sale close to final
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For years the city of Sebring has tried to sell Harder Hall with no success. Finally, it appears that the sale of the historic hotel built in 1927 will be finalized on Sept. 28 and the property will … Find out how to read more online.

Rumors quashed about FEMA Blue Roof program
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Rumors have been floating around like roofing shingles over whether or not Highlands County is eligible for the FEMA Blue Roof program. The rumors have been dispelled through FEMA and Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell. “Highlands County is … Find out how to read more online.

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US stocks slide, first decline this week
Fri  Sep 22 2017 01:19AM
A slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, pulling the market lower for the first time this week and erasing modest gains from a day earlier. Supermarket operators, beverage companies and other consumer-focused stocks also declined. Industrial companies … read more.

Russia says special forces helping Syrian troops
Fri  Sep 22 2017 01:19AM
MOSCOW — A stern Russian warning Thursday against targeting its special forces in eastern Syria heightened concerns over direct clashes between rival Moscow- and Washington-backed forces fighting for the energy wealth to be found among the Islamic State group’s shrinking … read more.

Facebook to release Russia ads
Fri  Sep 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the contents of 3,000 … read more.

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’
Fri  Sep 22 2017 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice of moving pedophiles around rather than sanctioning … read more.

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