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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.
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 … 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 … read more.
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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.

Local News Snapshots
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
House of Change hosts Thanksgiving SEBRING — “No conditions, just loving the community” is the theme of Saturday’s Thanksgiving Fellowship Lunch sponsored by House of Change. The noon lunch will be at Angel’s Auto Tech, 3927 Kenilworth Blvd. in Sebring … read more.

Habitat for Humanity, One Hope United team up
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Cale McKinney and his wife needed a new home to house their four children who still live at home - their current Sebring residence is simply too small. Fortunately for them, the folks at Habitat for Humanity … read more.

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EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas
Sat  Nov 22 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the … read more.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid
Sat  Nov 22 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the … read more.

Republicans sue Obama
Sat  Nov 22 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in federal district … read more.

As snow ends in Buffalo, roof collapses, floods are concerns
Sat  Nov 22 2014 01:19AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and … read more.

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