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Friends, family gather and remember on Kaytlyn Cooper’s birthday
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING — Messages to Kaytlyn Cooper went up to the sky in honor of her birthday last week. She would have been 17; she died Oct. 1, 2014, from injuries … read more.
Babson Park man charged after calves found in trunk
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:31AM
AVON PARK — A Babson Park man found himself in jail Sunday after deputies found he had three sides of veal in his trunk that were still mooing. Tyler Ryan … read more.
Airport’s wings may get clipped
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park Municipal Airport may soon find its wings clipped. The facility, which for years has plagued city officials with a stream of costly and often … read more.
Wine Walks will continue
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —The monthly Wine Walk in downtown Sebring is apparently going to continue. The status of the event was a topic for discussion during Tuesday’s “What’s Up Downtown?” meeting at … read more.
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Battle of the Bands gears up
Fri  Feb 27 2015 09:36AM
Editor’s note: This edition has been edited since the print edition published to include the start and ending time of the event. AVON PARK — For the first time ever, Avon Park has a battle of the bands scheduled for … read more.

Sebring teen missing almost two weeks
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring teenager has been missing for almost two weeks and both parents and deputies are seeking any clues to find her. Ellen Jean Bivens, 17-year-old white female, was reported missing at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 11. Details are … read more.

Former county commissioner Audrey Vickers dies
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Longtime news journalist and public servant Audrey Vickers died Friday. She was 80. Born Dec. 17, 1934, to Helen Sarah Morrison and William Richard Banks in Evergreen Park, Ill., she and her family moved to Coral Gables in 1940, and … read more.

Historical Society celebrates citrus industry’s storied past at gala
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The citrus industry, which for more than a hundred years has breathed life into the community of Avon Park, took center stage Saturday night at the Avon Park Historical Society’s annual banquet held at the Hotel Jacaranda. … read more.

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Antarctica’s retreating ice may reshape Earth
Sat  Feb 28 2015 01:19AM
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to reshape Earth. Water … read more.

Stocks slip after weaker growth
Sat  Feb 28 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a couple of … read more.


Sat  Feb 28 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left … read more.

Leonard Nimoy dies at 83
Sat  Feb 28 2015 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock” — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him. … read more.

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