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Storms leave damage
Wed  Jun 1 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — Residents and volunteers were out in force Monday morning cleaning wreckage from a possible tornado that ripped through the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park on Sunday night. “We … read more.
Homeless man faces burglary, drug charges
Wed  Jun 1 2016 01:00AM
LAKE PLACID — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 47-year-old Gregory Scott Brady in connection with several burglary and stolen vehicle cases in the Lake Placid area. Deputies were investigating the theft … read more.
Man charged in February robbery
Wed  Jun 1 2016 01:00AM
AVON PARK — Deputies have found and arrested the man they believe robbed the Burger King restaurant in Avon Park with a knife on Feb 4. Ainsley Leroy Harmon, 20, … read more.
Eighth suspect in AP shootout surrenders
Wed  Jun 1 2016 01:00AM
AVON PARK — After 10 days on the lam from authorities, a Sebring teen wanted in connection to the May 14 shootout between rival community factions that shattered the peace … read more.
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Home of the bravest
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — They stand at attention, much like those who served. By next March, local veterans, officials and volunteers hope to move the 23 stone markers at the county’s Veterans Service Office that represent Medal of Honor recipients from Florida … read more.

Food fight: Brantley, parent spar in heated discussion over lunch rate hike
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A parent upset at the quality of food at local schools sparred with school board members Tuesday night during discussion of a proposal to raise school lunch prices 10 cents starting next year. “The food is nasty. I … read more.

Former SHS football star with link to Genpak murder nabbed in AP shootout
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Lawmen have collared a seventh suspect in connection to a shootout earlier this month at a “Stop the Violence” event in Avon Park. Duran Nathaniel Randolph, 19, was arrested by deputies from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office … read more.

Citizen board to review spending of proposed half-cent sales tax revenue
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Heeding public calls for better financial accountability to taxpayers, The School Board of Highlands County on Tuesday set its seal of approval on the formation of a Citizen Advisory Committee to review all expenditures of funds generated by … read more.

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Tampa company could be a model for real estate investors
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
TAMPA (AP) — Two years ago, a new Tampa company called RE-710 declared bankruptcy to halt foreclosure of nearly 50 homes it was renting out for thousands of dollars. The company was so new it didn’t have employees, equipment or … read more.

Two suspects shot in separate traffic stops
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
MIDDLEBURG (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were hospitalized after shootings during separate traffic stops. In an emailed statement, Clay County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Mary Justino said a shooting occurred during a traffic stop that Lt. Shawn Gordon initiated late … read more.

Land owned by family of Black Stallion writer sold
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
VENICE (AP) — A 2.5-acre undeveloped tract near Golden Beach in Venice once owned by bestselling writer Walter Farley has sold for $1.77 million. The Herald-Tribune reports that Southbridge Investments LLC bought the property from heirs Alice Patricia Farley, Walter … read more.

Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions … read more.

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