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Rescuer told to empty kennels
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — In 1995, Sophy Mae Mitchell found two stray dogs in St. Croix and brought them back with her. Since then, she’s had stray dogs for adoption at her … read more.
Man indicted for murder, dumping body in Everglades
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Michael Celello, 56, of Sebring has been indicted in the murder of his former roommate, 49-year-old Michael Ernest Cerillo. The grand jury handed down an indictment last week. … read more.
Habitat to dedicate Mason’s Ridge home
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Habitat for Humanity volunteers will dedicate a new home for a couple of health care providers. Robert Gallimore and Kathrine Little, both employed by Florida Hospital Heartland, will … read more.
Investigation of the investigation bogs down council
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Mayor Sharon Schuler said Monday night she is concerned city officials have begun an investigation of the investigation after the release of the final report in the … read more.
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Community meeting to review Avon Park’s downtown vision
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — With the goal of developing a unified vision for the future of downtown Avon Park, three of the city’s boards will join together Aug. 4 in a joint session to discuss the long-term path for the City … read more.

Right on cue: Thakkar Family $10K donation to HLT well timed
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — In the theatre, timing can be everything. It can mean the difference between a line finding roaring laughter or the words falling flat. A late entrance can spoil a scene. The timing of a $10,000 donation to Highlands … read more.

Stars aligning for CountryFlo music festival
Mon  Jul 25 2016 04:14PM
LAKE WALES — For years, central Florida’s best-known event has been the 12 Hours of Sebring. Come November, however, it may be better known for 48 hours of music. The first CountryFlo Music and Camping Festival is set for Nov. … read more.

Local News Snapshots
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SWFWMD approves proposed millage rate The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) adopted a proposed FY2016-17 millage rate of 0.3317 mill, 4.9 percent lower than the current fiscal year. For the owner of a $150,000 home … read more.

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Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth
Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Rushing probably won’t be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more. The 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought … read more.

Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
Second dispensing organization authorized in Florida TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida’s Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana. On Wednesday the agency notified Surterra Therapeutics that it has been approved for processing and dispensing low-THC cannabis. … read more.

FDA: No Miami-area blood donations during Zika investigation
Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities want to suspend blood donations in Florida counties investigating four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may be the first spread by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. Blood centers in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale … read more.

Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
Wed  Jul 27 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead … read more.

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