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Highlands Today editor/publisher Hensley loses battle with cancer
Wed  Dec 2 2015 12:00AM
SEBRING — Richard Hensley, described by his co-workers as a tireless “real newspaper man” and recalled by friends for his sense of humor and community support, died Tuesday morning. The … Find out how to read more online.
Bed tax nets TDC nearly $400,000
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County has raised nearly $400,000 this year through the local option tourist tax. Tax Collector Eric T. Zwayer said Tuesday the 2 percent rate raised approximately $390,000 … Find out how to read more online.
AP trio arrested, charged with racketeering
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:45AM
AVON PARK — State investigators have arrested two local men, a local woman and a Homestead woman for allegedly stealing hundreds of rent checks from Floridians. Florida Department of Law … Find out how to read more online.
Firefighters warn against turkey fires
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:00AM
SEBRING — Thursday brings a chance to give thanks for a big family, the big game on a flat screen and a big bird in the oven, but not a … Find out how to read more online.
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Aviation Expo volunteer meeting is Thursday
Tue  Dec 1 2015 04:58PM
SEBRING — Preparations for the 12th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, to be held Jan. 20-23, are in full swing, with a “Call to Volunteers” meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Sebring Jack Stroup Civic Center. More than … Find out how to read more online.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Christmas is so close, you can smell scent of Frasier pine trees in the air. Members of the Lake Placid High School National Honors Society and Student Government Association join forces Monday to unload live Christmas trees … Find out how to read more online.

Weekend car crash ends in fatality
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:00AM
LORIDA — A single car crash Friday evening ended in a fatality. Emergency personnel responded about 7:20 p.m. to a car crash involving a single white 1998 Ford Taurus on U.S. 98 just west of Pine Island Ranch Road. The … Find out how to read more online.

RPAC OKs basketball courts, revises restrooms
Sun  Nov 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sun ‘N Lake basketball players will get county help on fresh asphalt on their community court, but Lake Placid plans to revisit its design for restrooms. Town Administrator Phil Williams told members of the Recreation and Parks Advisory … Find out how to read more online.

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1 of Jacksonville’s formerly conjoined twins leaves hospital
Tue  Dec 1 2015 11:22PM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — One of the formerly conjoined twin boys born in Jacksonville last year has left the hospital. The Florida Times-Union reports Conner Mirabal was discharged from Wolfson Children’s Hospital Monday and transferred to Brooks Rehabilitation, where he’ll receive … read more.

Clinton marks anniversary of historic Montgomery bus boycott
Tue  Dec 1 2015 11:20PM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will mark the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott as she speaks Tuesday at the historic Alabama church that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored during the successful fight … read more.

Pipe bomb explodes in Istanbul, wounding 5 at rush hour
Tue  Dec 1 2015 11:20PM
ISTANBUL (AP) — A pipe bomb left on a highway overpass near an Istanbul subway station exploded Tuesday, wounding five people, a local official said. The blast caused some panic in the city, which is on edge following a spate … read more.

Lasers pointed at 2 aircraft; Florida officials investigate
Tue  Dec 1 2015 11:16PM
WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Sheriff’s officials are investigating after green lasers were pointed at pilots of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and a Delta Air Lines plane in Palm Beach County. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Therese Barbera said in a news … read more.

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