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Semitrailer hits school bus in Lake Placid
Thu  Dec 14 2017 01:00AM
LAKE PLACID — A semitrailer ran into a stopped school bus Wednesday morning on U.S. 27, rolling the bus onto its left side and injuring most of the 39 students … Find out how to read more online.
Lockett: ‘Blessing, best Christmas present’
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Edrick and Shekita Lockett got into a car Friday with their seven kids, thinking it would take them to a Habitat for Humanity board meeting. Instead, it took … Find out how to read more online.
TDC to issue Art & Culture Passports
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Visitors wanting to do the “big tour” of Highlands County can get passports for that next year. The exact date has not been announced. The Tourist Development Council … Find out how to read more online.
Lake Placid votes for CRA
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — After months of concerns and debates, the Lake Placid Town Council approved final pieces to start a Community Redevelopment Agency. “Congratulations, Ms. Worley,” Councilman Ray Royce said … Find out how to read more online.
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Fisher joins city staff; attorney cautions Barnard
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Two Avon Park city workers have requested to be reassigned citing stress, politics and “daily attacks” and the city attorney advised a council member to cease from violating the Sunshine Law. Also, June Fisher, who was recently … Find out how to read more online.

Promptly report school bus issues says transportation director
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — When a district school bus appears to be speeding or being operated carelessly it should be reported promptly to The School Board of Highlands County Transportation Department. A recent Highlands News-Sun story concerning school buses in traffic incidents … Find out how to read more online.

Power out Monday in Golf Hammock
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A failed feeder line left 1,861 customers without power for 45 minutes Monday morning. Duke Energy crews switched customers to another line, but were still working on repairs that afternoon. The 7:04 a.m. power outage affected customers in … Find out how to read more online.

Lake Placid will soon Save-A-Lot
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The seemingly interminable wait for the old Winn Dixie’s replacement in the Plaza strip mall, located at 70 Plaza Ave., is over. Save-A-Lot is set to open in Winn Dixie’s old spot at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. The … Find out how to read more online.

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Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018
Thu  Dec 14 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the … read more.

US stocks indexes close mostly higher after Fed rate hike
Thu  Dec 14 2017 01:19AM
The major U.S. stock indexes finished mostly higher Wednesday, with small companies notching big gains as lawmakers in the House and Senate reached a deal on a sweeping tax reform package. The Dow Jones industrial average eked out its third … read more.

Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Omarosa leaving White House
Thu  Dec 14 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman — the former “Apprentice” contestant who became one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African -American supporters — was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning her post as a presidential adviser. White House … read more.

Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator
Thu  Dec 14 2017 01:19AM
ISTANBUL — Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration’s much-anticipated effort to hammer … read more.

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