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County plans capital costs
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — With an influx of $16.5 million from a recent loan and a renewed infrastructure sales tax, county officials are trying to ensure they cover all capital needs in … Find out how to read more online.
Man charged with killing deer out of season
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — A local man went deer hunting last weekend. The only problem: It’s not deer season. Now Alexandro Rodriguez Jr. of Lake Placid, who just turned 33 on … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff trims $645K to help budget
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — When Commissioner Don Elwell asked Sheriff Susan Benton Tuesday if she had any more money she could cut from her budget, she flatly said, “No, sir.” She had … Find out how to read more online.
Gun Rack bringing firepower to Circle
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Being an outdoorsman, a firearms enthusiast and having experience working for a gun dealer could be helpful to Daniel Barber as he ventures into store ownership. The opportunity … Find out how to read more online.
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Much more than serving soft drinks and pretzels
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Attending the United Airlines flight attendant graduation of class 1520 was an eye opening experience. I was able to interview Wayne Wooden, the senior manager of inflight training for United Airlines, the inflight training instructors and the recent graduates of … Find out how to read more online.

Council wastes little time cutting Sebring tax rates
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — During a special meeting on Monday, the Sebring City Council voted to 5-0 to establish the proposed millage rate of 4.81 that is reflected in the tentative general fund budget for 2015-16. The property taxes will be $4.81 … Find out how to read more online.

Wal-Mart cashier charged with skimming almost $1K
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A Wal-Mart cashier is facing grand theft charges after allegedly helping herself to the money in her register drawer. According to arrest reports, Jarnika Shalon Gilbert, 22, of the 1500 block of Sam Asbury Ave. in Avon … Find out how to read more online.

News-Sun wins 6 awards in Florida Press contest
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – The News-Sun took home six awards Friday at the annual conference of the Florida Press Association at Orlando. Accepting the awards – that included first-place honors for education reporting and outdoor/recreation writing – was Publisher Romona Washington. The … Find out how to read more online.

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Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:53PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said … read more.

Great white shark thwarts marathon swim in San Francisco Bay
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:53PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A great white shark thwarted a Northern California man’s quest to become the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. The Marin Independent Journal reports Thursday that Corte Madera marathon … read more.

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:52PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities in Sierra Leone are now monitoring more than 500 people after one man died from Ebola in area where the virus had been gone for months. Hassan Abdul Sesay, a member of parliament from … read more.

Senate passes 6-year highway bill, short patch still needed
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:52PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a long-term transportation bill, but lawmakers still plan to consider a 3-month patch to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states, since the House has left for the August recess. The $350 … read more.

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