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In-house hire? AP looks to fill top role
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:14AM
AVON PARK — The city is looking for a current employee to become Avon Park’s new administrative services director, a position that has remained unfilled since former director Maria Sutherland … read more.
Tourism Development Council to host tourism marketing seminar
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:14AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Tourism Development Council will host a tourism marketing seminar from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the Sebring Civic Center. Presenters will provide information … read more.
New SFSC technical director ready to set the stage
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:14AM
AVON PARK — When the lights go up and the show begins on the Alan Jay Wildstein Center stage, the work continues at a heightened pace for theater’s technical and … read more.
Woman gets more clues about her family background
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:12AM
SEBRING — A Sebring woman who has searched more than 20 years for information about her birth parents and their families got some new clues Monday. Michelle Pickering learned more … read more.
More Local News
Two on short list to lead Enterprise Florida
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:42AM
TALLAHASSEE — A retired state Department of Transportation assistant secretary and a former adviser to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are the finalists to lead Florida’s public-private business recruitment agency. Michael Finney, who until October 2015 was Snyder’s senior economic growth … read more.

Man accused of assaulting another man with pipe
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:42AM
AVON PARK — One man was arrested after another man arrived at an area hospital, bleeding from his head, and suffering from a contusion on his chest, along with lacerations and bruises on other parts of his body, according to … read more.

Lake Placid Elks Howlin’ Halloween Chili cook-off set
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:42AM
LAKE PLACID — No matter what the weather is on Oct. 29, it will be a chili Saturday at the Lake Placid Elks. Are you a fan of classic chili? Or perhaps you prefer a chicken, veggie or seafood recipe? … read more.


Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:40AM
Garden Club of Sebring begins 83rd year SEBRING — The first meeting of the season of the Garden Club of Sebring will be 10 a.m. today at the Jack Stroup Civic Center, 355 West Center Ave., in downtown Sebring. Plans … read more.

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State, National and World News
Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:22PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted … read more.

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