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McDonald’s catches fire twice
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING -- McDonald’s south in Sebring caught fire twice Wednesday and had to shut down until repairs coud be made. The first fire took place between 7:30-8 a.m., said Sebring … read more.
AFC recognizes SFSC for excellence, leadership
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
South Florida State College garnered awards and recognition for its commitment to furthering the college system and its students during the 65th annual Association of Florida Colleges convention in Sandestin. … read more.
Weeks fired from IDA/EDC
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Steve Weeks has been fired as executive director of the Industrial Development Authority/Economic Development Commission. The Highlands County IDA/EDC Board of Directors voted to terminate Weeks during their … read more.
2 historic hotels may be sold soon
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING –– It has been rumored for some time that a developer is interested in renovating both the Nan-Cess-O-Wee and Santa Rosa hotels in Sebring. He reportedly has been performing … read more.
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Guardian ad Litem program needs toy donations
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Guardian ad Litem program needs toys to give to the children they help — and they are counting on Highlands County residents to pitch in. As it does every year, the Guardian ad Litem program is accepting … read more.

County cuts shortcut to Walmart
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
AVON PARK — County commissioners vacated a portion of West Shop 16 Road on Tuesday, at the request of Ben Hill Griffin Inc., but some Avon Park Lakes residents don’t like it. They said many elderly members of that subdivision … read more.

City honors Saffold
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Family, friends and dignitaries gathered at the Sebring Boys and Girls Club on Saturday to honor and give birthday wishes to Robert Saffold. Saffold, 85, has lived his entire life in Sebring except for the four years he … read more.

Wild Turkey’s toy drive to return for 28th year
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
AVON PARK — For 27 years, Wild Turkey Tavern patrons have thrown darts at the wall in the name of buying children toys for Christmas, and they aren’t about to stop yet. On Dec. 7, the Toy Drive Dart Tournament … read more.

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State, National and World News
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Mon  Nov 24 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a … read more.

Putin says he won’t be Russia’s president for life
Mon  Nov 24 2014 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won’t remain Russia’s president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday. Staying in … read more.

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
Mon  Nov 24 2014 01:19AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan … read more.

Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms
Mon  Nov 24 2014 01:19AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare to for the possibility … read more.

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