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‘Nuisance’ ordinance moving forward
Fri  Aug 18 2017 07:58AM
LAKE PLACID — Issues such as trash along town roads, clotheslines and even a local homeless person have raised the need in Lake Placid for an enforceable nuisance ordinance. The … Find out how to read more online.
Trial continues in molestation case
Fri  Aug 18 2017 07:58AM
SEBRING — A jury was expected to begin deliberating Thursday afternoon in the Highlands County Circuit Court case of a man accused of molesting two juvenile girls, ages 9 and … Find out how to read more online.
EMS station to be complete next month
Fri  Aug 18 2017 07:58AM
SEBRING – Work is almost finished on one new EMS station, Marmer Construction is building a roof over a second, and a $69,000 remodeling job is starting at a third. … Find out how to read more online.
Enrollment up, it’s an elementary increase
Fri  Aug 18 2017 07:58AM
SEBRING — Enrollment is up in Highlands County public schools bolstered by an increase at the elementary level, according to the School Board of Highlands County’s data for the fifth … Find out how to read more online.
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Eyeing safety
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Two Sebring High School science teachers hoped to offer their fourth-period students a safe opportunity to view Monday’s total solar eclipse, but have had to nix plans after the Highlands County School District suspended all outdoor activities during … Find out how to read more online.

Road cleared quickly after semi fire
Fri  Aug 18 2017 01:00AM
SEBRING — While U.S. 27 motorists had to wait for fire crews on Wednesday, they didn’t have to wait for crews to clear a burned-out trailer. It was already off the road. The wheels of a cargo trailer from a … Find out how to read more online.

Peace rallies planned in downtown Avon Park, Sebring
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK – The chairman of the Avon Park Southside Community Redevelopment Agency has scheduled a peace rally for Aug. 26 in Donaldson Park, and another rally is scheduled for Saturday evening in Sebring. “My idea was — after I … Find out how to read more online.

Commission trims $1 million from budget
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County Commissioners got $1 million closer Tuesday to cutting a $6.2 million deficit when Sheriff Paul Blackman volunteered to cut his department’s budget. In June, when County Administrator June Fisher proposed the $137.8 million Fiscal Year 2017-18 … Find out how to read more online.

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Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite
Fri  Aug 18 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world’s first satellite made almost entirely with a 3-D printer on Thursday. In total, Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy ended up releasing five nanosatellites by hand. One by one, the … read more.

US announces deal to export pork
Fri  Aug 18 2017 01:19AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The United States said Thursday that it has agreed to terms on a deal to export pork to Argentina for the first time in 25 years. Argentina blocked imports of U.S. pork in 1992, saying it … read more.

US stocks tumble to worst loss in 3 months in broad selling
Fri  Aug 18 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day. It was the … read more.

Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 12 dead, 80 hurt
Fri  Aug 18 2017 01:19AM
BARCELONA, Spain — A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Authorities said 12 people … read more.

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