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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.
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 … Find out how to read more online.
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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.

New playground equipment set for Veterans Beach
Sun  Nov 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Public Works Director Ken Fields described the playground equipment at Veterans Beach as “past its useful life.” The Sebring City Council agreed with him and voted 5-0 during Tuesday night’s meeting to spend $55,169.69 for 11 playground pieces, … Find out how to read more online.

One dead after car crashes, ignites home
Sun  Nov 22 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a home igniting a blaze that consumed both the car and a mobile home early Friday morning in Leisure Lakes. “The deceased was burned beyond recognition,” said Danny … Find out how to read more online.

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Suspected robber sorry about holiday heist
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
DELAND (AP) — Police say a Florida man charged with robbery told a convenience store clerk he was sorry about committing the alleged crime around the Thanksgiving holiday. WESH 2 News in Orlando reported that Brian McCoy, 27, of Deltona, … read more.

Records: New university pays $200K for public relations firm
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND (AP) — Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 — 16 months before the school opened. Bills obtained by The Lakeland Ledger in … read more.

Jacksonville zoo gets new elephant
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A new female African elephant has joined the herd at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The zoo announced that Thandi, who is about 34 years old, arrived earlier this month from The National Elephant Center in central … read more.

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