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Woman recalls nightmare experience at restaurant building
Tue  Sep 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — On the day that Hurricane Irma struck Sebring, Ayla Akel worked in her office at the All American Grill. She decided that she would stay at the concrete … Find out how to read more online.
Humane Society drops Terror Trail for this year
Tue  Sep 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Extensive damage to the property surrounding the Humane Society of Highlands County’s shelter has forced the organization to cancel Terror Trail this year. However, Judy Spiegel, president of … Find out how to read more online.
Helping clear up, recover
Tue  Sep 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Two families, next door to each other off Bassage Road, suffered tragedy and hardship after Hurricane Irma, but the community came to help. Ron Cowing and Patty Lloyd … Find out how to read more online.
Residents clean up Stuart Park before Barktoberfest
Tue  Sep 26 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Steve and Gini Shevick, co-owners of the nonprofit PAWsitive Effects, were heartbroken when they saw the damage Hurricane Irma wrought to Stuart Park in the heart of … Find out how to read more online.
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SWAT challenge
Mon  Sep 25 2017 05:41PM
LORIDA — They’re called SWAT teams, which means Special Weapons And Tactics. But don’t leave out the team. On Saturday, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office hosted nine teams in the 2017 Southwest Florida Region VI SWAT Challenge: Bradenton, Cape Coral, Charlotte, … Find out how to read more online.

Landfill tipping fees remain suspended
Tue  Sep 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Tipping fees have been waived for Highlands County customers who take yard waste and storm debris to the landfill. Highlands County Commissioners voted last week not to charge residential customers. Class 1 garbage will be charged $45, County … Find out how to read more online.

School Board to consider calendar revisions
Tue  Sep 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The agenda for today’s meeting of The School Board of Highlands County is very brief with only two listed items that are both storm related. The School Board will consider approval of revisions to 2017-18 school calendar after … Find out how to read more online.

Sun ‘n Lake assesses Irma damage
Tue  Sep 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sun ‘n Lake supervisors heard Friday that the special improvement district has a lot of debris and drainage issues to deal with since Hurricane Irma. In some cases, the drainage problem have never come up before now, thanks … Find out how to read more online.

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How does that sofa look in my house? Lowe’s app can show you
Tue  Sep 26 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Lowe’s will launch an app early next month that will use augmented reality to make it easier to envision what a piece of furniture will look like in your home or office. Users will be able to … read more.

Bass Pro completes $4 billion acquisition of Cabela’s
Tue  Sep 26 2017 01:19AM
OMAHA, Neb. — Bass Pro Shops’ roughly $4 billion acquisition of rival outdoor retailer Cabela’s is complete, but the small western Nebraska town that has been home to Cabela’s is still wondering about its future. Monday’s closing announcement didn’t address … read more.

A rare tumble for tech stocks
Tue  Sep 26 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Technology stocks slammed into reverse on Monday, and the losses overshadowed gains in other areas of the market to send broad U.S. indexes lower. Treasury bond prices and gold rose, meanwhile, as investors looked for safer places … read more.

Myanmar officials: Insurgents killed 45 Hindu villagers
Tue  Sep 26 2017 01:19AM
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar officials said Monday they have discovered at least 45 slain Hindus in three mass graves in the Southeast Asian country’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. Two of the graves … read more.

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