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Lake Placid resident, 18, dies in DeSoto County accident
Sun  Jul 23 2017 02:32PM
DESOTO COUNTY — An 18-year-old Lake Placid resident was killed in a DeSoto County accident at 4:09 a.m. Sunday after his Toyota Sienna collided with an orange grove driveway access … Find out how to read more online.
Recycling bin status
Sat  Jul 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Today, Highlands County has 24 white community recycling bins, mostly in public locations like the Durrah-Martin Sports Complex in Avon Park, Sebring City Hall, and the Winn-Dixie south … Find out how to read more online.
It’s time to talk about shade plants
Sun  Jul 23 2017 08:30AM
It’s that time of the year in Highlands County to head for the shade to avoid the scorching sun. While you’re in the shade how about planting a few shade … Find out how to read more online.
LP man finally gets trash carts
Sat  Jul 22 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Bill Seibert completed a derelict, half-built house in Placid Lakes. When the house was finished, he piled trash by the curb and called Waste Connections. “I couldn’t … Find out how to read more online.
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Boil water notice
Sun  Jul 23 2017 02:32PM
LAKE PLACID — A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the area between Alderman Drive and Lake McCoy and east of U.S. 27 in the town of Lake Placid after a water main break occurred on CR 621 … Find out how to read more online.

Humane Society shelter to have pool for dogs
Sat  Jul 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — It won’t be long before the dogs at the Highlands County Humane Society shelter have a chance to cool off during the hot summer. Judy Spiegel, president of the Humane Society, unveiled the new doggy pool during a … Find out how to read more online.

Council leaves door open for tax increase
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For the first time in 25 years, the Sebring City Council may increase the tax rate. The Sebring City Council on Wednesday proposed to raise the property tax rate by a half-mill, from 4.8184 to 5.3184, which would … Find out how to read more online.

School district paying for merit pay error
Sat  Jul 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — When the Highlands County School District learned that three teachers were mistakenly awarded merit pay in April, school district officials asked for the money to be returned. But, through their attorneys, the teachers informed the district that they … Find out how to read more online.

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Ford says it will fight latest Takata recall
Sat  Jul 22 2017 01:19AM
DETROIT — Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recall. Earlier this month, Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda. All have inflators … read more.

US stocks dip with energy prices; European stocks sink
Sat  Jul 22 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks. The … read more.

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season
Sat  Jul 22 2017 01:19AM
CAIRO — The U.N. health agency and an international aid organization warned on Friday that Yemen’s cholera epidemic, the world’s worst since Haiti’s 2010 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season. The World Health Organization stressed that Yemen’s … read more.

US says airstrike killed members of Afghan security forces
Sat  Jul 22 2017 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States said Friday that an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province killed an unspecified number of Afghan security forces. The provincial governor confirmed the deaths, saying at least two commanders were among those killed but … read more.

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