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City, fire union negotiations continue
Thu  Sep 22 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Avon Park officials and members of the city’s firefighters union remain in contract negotiations, less than two weeks before the current collective bargaining agreement between the two … Find out how to read more online.
The memories live on
Sun  Sep 11 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A rumpled and twisted notebook, an alarm clock and a foot-long section of iron represented pieces of history for Cracker Trail Elementary School students and a vivid reminder … Find out how to read more online.
In-house hire? AP looks to fill top role
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:14AM
AVON PARK — The city is looking for a current employee to become Avon Park’s new administrative services director, a position that has remained unfilled since former director Maria Sutherland … Find out how to read more online.
Tourism Development Council to host tourism marketing seminar
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:14AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Tourism Development Council will host a tourism marketing seminar from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the Sebring Civic Center. Presenters will provide information … Find out how to read more online.
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PLACES to GO
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out what’s happening around the county. TODAY HCA artist exhibit on tap SEBRING — The Heartland Cultural Alliance will be exhibiting the art of Joyce Robbins, a fine art exhibit, at the … Find out how to read more online.

Avon Park candidate pays fine for late financial form
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A candidate for mayor of Avon Park has paid a $50 fine as a result of turning in a financial disclosure form a day late, city officials said Wednesday. Niedrana King, the candidate, had previously provided a … Find out how to read more online.

Moms seek notification on school incidents
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Two Lake Placid Middle mothers questioned why parents weren’t notified last week about an incident involving a student that prompted counseling for students. At Tuesday’s school board meeting Leslie Sparks and Theresa Lieder addressed the board with their … Find out how to read more online.

Popular Heartland Maze returns
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
BOWLING GREEN — With five acres planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, Heartland Events LLC is bringing the “Maze Craze” back to Hardee County with The Heartland Maze. The popular Bowling Green labyrinth, that drew thousands of visitors … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Pies raise $6,000 for Links2Success
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
For the third year in a row, Links2Success participated in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge. The online fundraising campaign lasted exactly 24 hours. The Giving Challenge is an initiative that strives to spotlight non-profit organizations and demonstrate … read more.

Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

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