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Sebring digs into reserves to keep tax rate level
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — In a short meeting Thursday, the Sebring City Council approved the 2016-17 budget with no tax increase and money pulled from reserves to cover shortfalls. The council approved … Find out how to read more online.
TDC to revisit logo, change board makeup
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Tourist Development Council sent the “Visit Sebring” logo back for redesign Thursday. Members also agreed to put two members from each city on the board and try … Find out how to read more online.
AP chamber hoping grant paves way to facelift for headquarters
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — One of the City of Charm’s oldest downtown buildings may soon be getting a facelift. The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce is set to appear on Monday … Find out how to read more online.
Tuesday night wreck leaves one dead
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A 27-year-old Sebring woman was killed Tuesday night after her car struck a palm tree. Carissa Simone Price, of Sebring, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, … Find out how to read more online.
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APCI jailer jailed on fraud, illegal contracting charges
Fri  Jul 22 2016 03:36PM
SEBRING — A correctional officer at the Avon Park Correction Institute has been arrested on numerous charges stemming from an alleged illegal contracting operation. Robert Stephen Wiggins, 32, of Sebring, was arrested Thursday (July 21) by deputies with the Highlands … Find out how to read more online.

Sheriff opens investigation into Lister
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into allegedly conflicting statements made by Public Safety Director Jason Lister during the city’s N-word probe. The case reportedly will probe whether or not Lister lied and made … Find out how to read more online.

Lightning strike sparks blaze
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Lightning has been cited as the cause of a massive blaze that destroyed a trailer and damaged two others during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. The conflagration began around 2:30 p.m. and ultimately leveled a trailer in the 100 … Find out how to read more online.

County holds off on tourism logo
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — In back-to-back agenda items Tuesday, county commissioners put a hold on a Lake Placid request to create its own tourism marketing and tabled a decision on the controversial “Visit Sebring” tourism brand. Instead, the commission asked Lake Placid … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terrorism case
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro. The Federal Police said … read more.

Florida mourns again
Tue  Jul 26 2016 08:30AM
Two people are dead, including a 14-year-old boy and a Lehigh Senior High School basketball star, and up to 16 are injured following a deadly shooting early Monday morning during a party at Club Blu in Fort Myers. The Fort … read more.

Surgeon general: Precaution best method to fight Zika
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy toured a mosquito control facility in Orlando on Monday and said now is the time to start taking precautions … read more.

Elderly veteran held as hostage in motel for years
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans’ organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks. Groups in New York, … read more.

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