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Museum upgrades
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Whenever the Highlands Art League has an art exhibit at the Highlands Museum of the Arts, much of the art is placed on display on the second floor … Find out how to read more online.
Bluegrass, blueberry festival Saturday
Tue  Apr 25 2017 10:24AM
AVON PARK — The 2017 Bluegrass and Blueberry Festival will feature live entertainment, vendors, raffles, a kids zone and, of course, blueberries. The festival, which is sponsored by the Avon … Find out how to read more online.
Window-shooting vandals target vehicles, homes
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of criminal mischief cases involving windows being shot out by BB and pellet guns. The first report was on … Find out how to read more online.
School Board to consider salary study
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Superintendent Brenda Longshore’s recommendation for a salary study will go before the School Board of Highlands County today as the board considers three bids ranging from $12,000 to … Find out how to read more online.
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Pigman moves for ‘no disclosure’ in DUI case
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Legal counsel for Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, has asked for the judge in his DUI case to rule that certain documents be off limits to public view. Among those would be his plea offer and other documents … Find out how to read more online.

Bluegrass, blueberry festival is Saturday
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The 2017 Bluegrass and Blueberry Festival will feature live entertainment, vendors, raffles, a kids zone and, of course, blueberries. The festival, which is sponsored by the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club, will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m., … Find out how to read more online.

Brooks: 3 bills violate Home Rule
Tue  Apr 25 2017 07:58AM
SEBRING — As the 2017 session winds down, a Highlands County Commissioner warned Tuesday that the Legislature is messing with Home Rule, and asked citizens to call their senators and representatives. “There are still several bills that attack, or do … Find out how to read more online.

A change begins today
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
About a month ago, I asked our readers what they thought about the content they were getting in USA Today. Based on the overwhelming requests asking for the removal of the product from your daily newspapers, we are making some … read more.

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State, National and World News
Duterte says he can be more brutal than terrorists
Mon  Apr 24 2017 01:19AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that he could be “50 times” more brutal than Muslim militants who stage beheadings and said he could even “eat” the extremists if they’re captured alive by troops. Duterte has … read more.

Florida man convicted in fatal fight over gumbo spices
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing a restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot in a fight over gumbo spices has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Orlando Ricardo Thompson was found guilty Thursday in the … read more.

Mom, her boyfriend arrested after toddler is beaten
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
NORTH MIAMI (AP) — A North Miami man is in jail because police say he punched a toddler so hard she needed surgery. The girl’s mother is also jailed because police said she did nothing about it for days. The … read more.

Man, 71, faces attempted murder charge in stepson’s shooting
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
SANFORD (AP) — A 71-year-old Florida man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his step-son. The Orlando Sentinel reports that arrest records show Thomas Lathrop of Sanford shot 31-year-old Frank Fort on Saturday at the family … read more.

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