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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
Grand jury focused on fatal ‘tussle’
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:19AM
FERGUSON, Mo. — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what … read more.

Ferguson simmers
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:19AM
FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything … read more.

Emotion, evidence spur anger in Ferguson
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:19AM
(AP) — Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. What was behind the wave of emotion? Why do so many refuse to accept … read more.

‘Wizard of Oz’ lion costume fetches $3M
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” and the piano from the movie “Casablanca” each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction. They were among Hollywood memorabilia offered … read more.

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