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Okeechobee street named after former sheriff
Sun  Feb 18 2018 12:12PM
SEBRING — More than 40 years ago, Keith Albritton recalls that then-Highlands County Sheriff O.L. Raulerson Jr. was with him when they responded to a call south of Venus where … Find out how to read more online.
A community effort
Sat  Feb 17 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — As Hana Piety paraded her hog called Chloe at the Highlands County Livestock Auction Thursday evening, the buzz in the audience grew louder when the bids kept getting … Find out how to read more online.
Auction at Harder Hall attracts many
Sun  Feb 18 2018 12:10PM
SEBRING — Amy Campbell grew up in Clewiston, but from when she was a young child she remembers Harder Hall as a landmark. “We passed the hotel on trips north … Find out how to read more online.
AP residents want recycling back
Sun  Feb 18 2018 12:10PM
AVON PARK — Four residents of Lake Damon South presented a petition with 26 signatures to the City Council seeking the return of the city’s curbside recycling program. The once-a-week … Find out how to read more online.
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Some businesses remain closed five months after Irma
Fri  Feb 16 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — When Laura Respress viewed her salon after Hurricane Irma, she was shocked at the damage. “It was devastating,” she said this week. Five months later, Respress has still been unable to return to the location she was at … Find out how to read more online.

Where the sidewalk ends — abruptly
Sat  Feb 17 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Several of the sidewalks in the town are in disrepair and not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Town Administrator Phil Williams brought several improvement projects before the Town Council during its regular monthly meeting … Find out how to read more online.

Man accused of robbery
Sat  Feb 17 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — A man was arrested after being accused of stealing a purse from a woman inside a convenience store, according to a warrant affidavit released Thursday. Donnie Bowens Jr., 25, of 3531 Ellington Ave., Sebring, was arrested by the … Find out how to read more online.

SFSC business professor finds balance through music
Sun  Feb 18 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Growing up, Adam Martin, South Florida State College (SFSC) business professor, loved music and played it on vinyl, cassettes, and CDs. After battling post-traumatic stress (PTS), music would restore balance to his life and lead him to … Find out how to read more online.

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Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure
Sat  Feb 17 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified … read more.

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
Sat  Feb 17 2018 01:19AM
Friday’s election- interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something … read more.

Sat  Feb 17 2018 01:19AM
PARKLAND, Fla. — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency … read more.

Romney makes it official: He’s running for Utah Senate seat
Sat  Feb 17 2018 01:19AM
SALT LAKE CITY — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Having … read more.

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