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Local instructor teaches children how to survive in the water
Thu  Jul 20 2017 03:44PM
LAKE PLACID — Living in Highlands County, which is covered in lakes of all sizes, it’s only inevitable that fishing, boating and jet skis are a part of our culture. … Find out how to read more online.
Testing shuts down Sebring water well
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The discovery of E. coli — a bacteria that can cause people to become ill — has led to the shutdown of a well that provides Sebring city … Find out how to read more online.
Why hasn’t Popeye’s opened?
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The solution to the Popeye’s mystery turns out to be: Drumroll, please. A lift station. Demolition on the former Wendy’s at U.S. 27 and Lakeview Drive began last … Find out how to read more online.
Board seeks equity in advanced math offerings among middle schools
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Advanced math course offerings at the middle school level prompted a long discussion at a recent school board meeting with concerns that two of the district’s four middle … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida citrus harvest lowest in decades
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The final forecast of the 2016-17 citrus season shows the orange crop fell 16 percent from the previous season — a five-decade low. A winter and spring of drought, combined with the continued fight against deadly citrus diseases … Find out how to read more online.

Children’s museum reopens
Wed  Jul 19 2017 12:02PM
SEBRING — When the Children’s Museum of the Highlands reopened Tuesday at 9 a.m., it was as if many had been waiting for the moment during the past 1 1/2 years. By 10 a.m., a few children were playing with … Find out how to read more online.

County tax rate increase possible
Wed  Jul 19 2017 12:02PM
SEBRING – At Tuesday’s meeting, three of the five Highlands County Commissioners agreed to a possible tax increase, and possibly granting possession of Vaughn Road to the Florida Park Service. Once certified, the millage can be decreased, but the board … Find out how to read more online.

Half-cent money funds projects
Tue  Jul 18 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The summer fix-up and spruce-up period includes more substantial projects this year at School Board of Highlands County schools thanks to revenue from the half-cent sales tax. Along with the usual painting and minor cosmetic improvements, the district … Find out how to read more online.

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Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle. The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon … read more.

US stocks waver as earnings and central banks dominate
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central Bank didn’t announce any changes to its stimulus policies. Europe’s central bank maintained its current policies and ECB President Mario Draghi … read more.

Greece waits for ‘right moment’ for bond market return
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:19AM
ATHENS, Greece — Greece says it is still waiting for the “right moment” to re-enter the bond market, playing down expectations of an issue by the end of the week. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said Thursday that the government was … read more.

American student detained in China after dispute with cabbie
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:19AM
BEIJING — Police in central China have arrested an American college student on charges of intentional injury following an altercation with a taxi driver, according to the student’s mother and a family friend. Guthrie McLean was formally arrested in the … read more.

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