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Avon Park High grads: Ready for the future
Sun  May 21 2017 09:12AM
AVON PARK — From A to Z, Jeremy Ahrens to Madison Zengotita, about 200 seniors from the Avon Park High School Class of 2017 stood proud during their graduation ceremony … Find out how to read more online.
County irate with U.S. Water
Mon  May 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday asking U.S. Water Services to move its pipes out of the Lake Josephine Drive straightening and widening project. However, they also … Find out how to read more online.
Local foster homes still needed
Sun  May 21 2017 09:20AM
LAKE PLACID — Susan Ripley has put a challenge in front of Lake Placid business owners, the same way she does everywhere she speaks — the need for more foster … Find out how to read more online.
‘We’ve come a long way’
Sun  May 21 2017 09:16AM
SEBRING — Sebring High School graduate Nala Aleaya Price borrowed the song of Wiz Khalifa: “It’s been a long day without you, my friend, and I’ll tell you all about … Find out how to read more online.
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Sheriff cleaning up AP estates
Sun  May 21 2017 09:24AM
SEBRING — Sheriff Paul Blackman has assigned deputies to pay special attention to Avon Park Estates, but so far illegal activities — shooting, littering, riding ATVs on public and private lands — have not decreased. The homeowner’s association offered last … Find out how to read more online.

APH junior is county’s best STEM scholar
Mon  May 22 2017 08:30AM
ORLANDO — Avon Park High School junior Bryce Langston was recognized as a Florida State Scholar Saturday. Of the 210,000 juniors enrolled in Florida, the top 77 students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) earned the recognition. The Highlands … Find out how to read more online.

Bombing Range fire: Being contained
Mon  May 22 2017 10:22AM
AVON PARK — A military training exercise may have sparked Wednesday night’s wildfire on the Avon Park Air Force Range, but putting it out is an exercise in patience on and off the range. “We hope to have less impact … Find out how to read more online.

Don’t call 911 over barking dogs, power issues
Sun  May 21 2017 09:12AM
SEBRING — Several years ago, employees at a local daycare facility thought the children could have fun playing with cellphones. So they gave each one a cellphone. Pretty soon, 911 operators at the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center started … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Sick dog to reunite with family 2 years after disappearing
Mon  May 22 2017 09:02PM
HOWELL, N.J. — A dog found near death will be reunited with her owners two years after she disappeared. Five-year-old Cali was found at a rest stop in south New Jersey in April, the Asbury Park Press reported. The emaciated … read more.

NASA orders up urgent repairs at space station
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station. On Tuesday, two astronauts will venture out to replace a data relay box that broke over the weekend. The job falls to the two Americans … read more.

Haley wants UN to shift aid focus
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
AMMAN, Jordan — President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been … read more.

Stepmother of slain boy: ‘pain compliance does not work’
Tue  May 23 2017 01:19AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The stepmother of a Kansas boy whose father killed him and fed his remains to the family’s pigs talked on a private Facebook group about restraining the child with handcuffs, ace bandages and splints, according … read more.

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