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City approves 10th running of Heartland Triathlon
Sun  Apr 26 2015 12:50AM
SEBRING — A good organizational plan, a lot of volunteers and a core group of dedicated people that are “like family” to Cherie Starr are factors she believes that have … read more.
City agrees to pay CCU late fees
Sun  Apr 26 2015 12:50AM
SEBRING — The Sebring City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night for a revised agreement that settles an issue with the state regulatory commission involving fees owed by Country Club Utilities. … read more.
Deleon a finalist for Arcadia manager
Sun  Apr 26 2015 12:50AM
AVON PARK – Julian Deleon is a finalist for city manager’s job in Arcadia. Deleon, who has served as the top bureaucrat at the City of Avon Park for five … read more.
New law will help young rape victims
Sun  Apr 26 2015 12:50AM
SEBRING — Florida lawmakers Wednesday made it easier for children to gather evidence on sexual battery. The Florida Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 7001, which allows those under 18 to … read more.
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Commissioners appoint TDC Board in 3-2 vote
Sun  Apr 26 2015 12:50AM
SEBRING — It wasn’t unanimous, but commissioners chose four members for the Tourism Development Council board on Tuesday. Leila Currence, a current board member, was reappointed to another four-year term to represent owners/operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks and … read more.

Arson dog in running for hero award
Sun  Apr 26 2015 12:50AM
AVON PARK — Booker, who turned three at the end of January, is not only responsible for 30 fire investigations since that month, but may even get picked as a hero. That’s if you vote for her. Booker, a K-9 … read more.

A fortunate find: Rare Peter Powell Roberts paintings rescued on their way to the dump
Sun  Apr 26 2015 12:50AM
AVON PARK — Fate isn’t finished with the story of Peter Powell Roberts just yet, it seems. More than 100 of Roberts’ masterpieces were nearly lost to history before a chance meeting in a retirement home in 2012. Now, a … read more.

‘Peter Pan Jr.’ to fly into Circle Theatre April 30
Sun  Apr 26 2015 12:50AM
SEBRING – The Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County has once again partnered with Simple Acts United to bring the children of Highlands County to the stage, this time in “Peter Pan Jr.” The show opens April 30 and … read more.

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Sat  Apr 25 2015 06:48PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering … read more.

Earthquake rocks Nepal
Sat  Apr 25 2015 06:46PM
More than 1,394 die amid infrastructure failures … read more.

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’
Sat  Apr 25 2015 06:43PM
NEW YORK — In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt … read more.

Film officials try 3rd time for incentive program
Sat  Apr 25 2015 06:42PM
MIAMI (AP) — Proponents of Florida’s film industry are back in Tallahassee for the third year in a row, trying to get funding for a new tax incentive program. After failing to find the necessary support in the Legislature the … read more.

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