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Goodbye for the summer
Sat  May 27 2017 10:32AM
SEBRING — The last day of the school year is the one day the focus turns from lessons to goodbyes as students, teachers and staff bid their farewells at Highlands … Find out how to read more online.
How do wildfires get their names?
Sun  May 28 2017 10:46AM
SEBRING — This wildfire season, firefighters have been fighting Derringer, Christine, E.A. Smith, Daffodil, Parrot and others. Those were the names given to brush fires that kept firefighters busy over … Find out how to read more online.
TDC may put tally on event planners
Sun  May 28 2017 10:46AM
SEBRING — Any new event planners seeking funds from the Tourist Development Council may need to keep tabs on guests themselves if they want TDC money. The TDC Board is … Find out how to read more online.
Woman accused of insurance fraud
Sun  May 28 2017 10:44AM
SEBRING — A woman who reported her car stolen after allegedly walking away from an accident has been charged with insurance fraud, according to an incident report. Deborah Lee Bowers-Drummond, … Find out how to read more online.
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Boxes for troops: Donations sought
Sat  May 27 2017 10:34AM
SEBRING — In America, the Fourth of July is about hot dogs, apple pie and fireworks. But for thousands of soldiers and sailors stationed in the Middle East, Saunders Veterinary Services and Just Like Home Pet Hotel will be packaging … Find out how to read more online.

Pigman: Details held up medical marijuana bill
Sun  May 28 2017 10:50AM
AVON PARK — Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, said some legislators got what they wanted, others didn’t, and some issues ended in a stalemate, like medical marijuana. Lawmakers failed to approve new regulations for the medical marijuana industry during the … Find out how to read more online.

Have patience? Give pineapples a try
Sun  May 28 2017 10:48AM
Want to grow an immensely delicious no-maintenance fruit that will propagate itself year after year and has few if any pests? Try the pineapple, Ananas comosus. The pineapple has its origins in Central and South America and once it was … Find out how to read more online.

Numbers crunch
Fri  May 26 2017 01:04PM
AVON PARK — Despite facing a funding cut, South Florida State College eligible full-time employees will be receiving a $500 non-recurring salary payment in November. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the one-time payment Wednesday when it approved the SFSC … Find out how to read more online.

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US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed … read more.

Central African Republic killings send entire town fleeing
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
BRIA, Central African Republic (AP) — Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives. Deadly sectarian violence that has gripped Central African Republic since 2013 is surging again, even spreading to … read more.

Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
BC-AS--Nepal-Plane Crash, 3rd Ld-Writethru,170 Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured Eds: Updates with one pilot dead, another in critical condition. The Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo … read more.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent
Sat  May 27 2017 11:01PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in a Richmond public housing complex, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt … read more.

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