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Museum seeks to showcase history
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:21AM
SEBRING — On Wednesday, Ingrid Utech, archivisit at the Sebring Historical Museum, sorted through a box of materials about Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Jr. McGuire, who grew up in Sebring, … Find out how to read more online.
Patrol vehicle involved in accident
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Deputy Paul Bagaert sustained a minor injury to his arm during a minor accident involving his patrol vehicle, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said. The accident occurred … Find out how to read more online.
Fast-moving storm whips through county
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:21AM
SEBRING — A massive thunderstorm barreled through Highlands County late Tuesday afternoon threatening Irma-damaged roofs and power poles and lines. The storm was a good reminder to residents that hurricane … Find out how to read more online.
Fisher hired as AP city manager
Thu  Mar 22 2018 10:21AM
AVON PARK — Councilman Terry Heston, who held his opinions on hiring June Fisher as Avon Park city manager, didn’t speak much Tuesday night, but moved to hire her. Other … Find out how to read more online.
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Oak Manor to be assessed, paved
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Oak Manor Avenue residents will wait another two years to get a 10-year assessment district to raise funds to pave their road. Fortunately for them, unlike other local taxing districts, they won’t have to wait 10 years before … Find out how to read more online.

Hogan’s jobs are on the line
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Highlands County Emergency Management Coordinator Brett Hogan may not hold his position with the county much longer after his DUI arrest Saturday morning. The arrest affidavit showed Breathalyzer test results at 2:34 a.m. Saturday were a .178, … Find out how to read more online.

Former school employee to be sentenced
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — A former Highlands County School District employee accused of inappropriate conduct with students will be sentenced on May 7 after a jury convicted him last week on several charges. Edrick Levon Williams, a former paraprofessional at Sebring Middle … Find out how to read more online.

‘Busy, courteous, laid back’
Tue  Mar 20 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — It was calm, cool and collected at the Sebring International Raceway this year, or so it seems from law enforcement reports. Aside from a fight early Sunday morning, and a few reports of theft or other mischief, Highlands … Find out how to read more online.

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Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:19AM
KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel — Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. “This is the mine of the future,” he beams. Sveen is chief sustainability officer at UBQ, … read more.

Protest planned after police shooting of unarmed man
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:19AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Community members and activists gathered at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police. Black Lives Matter Sacramento organized the rally in honor of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old … read more.

Hotel video shows Vegas gunman ‘normal’ before shooting
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:19AM
LAS VEGAS — Hotel surveillance video from the days before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, made public Thursday, shows the gunman as an unremarkable Las Vegas hotel guest and casino patron. Footage provided by MGM Resorts International … read more.

As US gets tough with China, Wall Street gets weak-kneed
Fri  Mar 23 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The prospect of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies rattled investors Thursday, sending stocks to their biggest loss in six weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 700 points, as President … read more.

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