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2016 Champion For Children Award finalists announced
Tue  Aug 30 2016 04:50PM
SEBRING – The Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County Inc. and the Children’s Services Council have announced the five finalists for the 2016 Judge Clifton M. Kelly Champion for … read more.
Third suspect jailed in rap video case, two suspects at large
Mon  Aug 29 2016 03:44PM
SEBRING — Deputies have collared a third suspect in connection to the controversial “Murder on a Cop” rap video that depicted scenes of two black males— both armed with various … read more.
Kenilworth owner continues to make repairs
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — It started with a small fire. And it looks like it may end in a courtroom. A compressor in an air conditioner overheated and sparked a small blaze … read more.
‘STR8 UP’ Minsitry to close down
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The nonprofit STR8 UP Youth Ministry on Main Avenue has ceased operations after more than four years of providing local youths with biblical instruction and educational/athletic fundamentals. … read more.
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Officials keeping an eye on tropical system’s path
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Meteorologists thought Florida would see a tropical storm this weekend, but have moved that prediction to the coming week. Whether the system, dubbed “Invest 99L,” becomes a named tropical storm or just a lot of rain, Highlands County … read more.

Kenilworth owners file suit against city, fire chief
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The owners of the Kenilworth Lodge have filed a lawsuit against the City of Sebring and Fire Chief Brad Batz. “We became aware of the lawsuit today,” City Attorney Bob Swaine told the Highlands News-Sun late Friday afternoon. … read more.

Older than we thought
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:30AM
The other day, Glen Nickerson, our president, was tidying up his desk in preparation for the Sebring Chamber of Commerce mixer we hosted Thursday night Aug. 18. On his desk was a board that we had all looked at a … read more.

Fansler’s arrest history deeper than publicly disclosed
Thu  Aug 25 2016 04:58PM
(See editor’s note at the bottom of the story) LAKE PLACID — The details of sheriff candidate James Fansler’s criminal history are more extensive than have been previously disclosed. Records obtained Thursday by the News-Sun and Highlands Today reveal that … read more.

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First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia
Sun  Aug 28 2016 08:32PM
TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service’s celebrates its centennial. The president has marked the week by creating … read more.

Woman who was beaten, set on fire in Georgia home dies
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — A coroner says an 83-year-old Georgia woman who was badly burned and critically injured during an attempted robbery has died. Meriwether County Deputy Coroner Leonard Wigley Jr. tells local news media that Dorothy Dow died Saturday at … read more.

Turkey lifts headscarf ban for its policewomen
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
ISTANBUL (AP) — It is official: Turkey’s female police officers will be able to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The ruling published by the government’s official gazette this weekend says policewomen can wear headscarves under their caps or … read more.

UN: Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion
Mon  Aug 29 2016 01:19AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday. Deeply rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources … read more.

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