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County lakes, canals remain at high levels
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Debris that’s been left on the side of roads isn’t the only kind of debris being cleaned up in Highlands County. On Monday, workers removed debris from lakes … Find out how to read more online.
AP code magistrate search continues
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — After a citizen expressed his frustration with the ongoing clutter at his neighbor’s yard, the City Council discussed the ongoing effort to find a code enforcement magistrate. … Find out how to read more online.
Reopening soon
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:02AM
SEBRING — As downtown Sebring businesses reopened following Hurricane Irma, Mae Lee’s Deli and Catering remained dark with a pile of debris outside. More than two weeks after the hurricane, … Find out how to read more online.
Sweeping measure addresses prescription pills
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days’ worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have to check a statewide database before ordering most prescription … Find out how to read more online.
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AP annexes properties near Pinecrest
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The City of Avon Park’s latest annexation has expanded the city limits adjacent to Pinecrest golf course and State Road 17. The City Council approved the final reading recently of an ordinance annexing 221.3 acres to the … Find out how to read more online.

HAL extends deadline for festival artists
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Although Lindsay Damon expects to see a drop in the number of artists in the 51st annual Highlands Fine Arts Festival, she thinks it won’t be a big drop. “We have a few less than last year, possibly … Find out how to read more online.

Lake Country first to get new classroom wing
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:20AM
SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County’s five-year work plan includes no new classroom construction, but Lake Country Elementary School is slated to be the first school to add a classroom wing. The School Board approved the state-required plan … Find out how to read more online.

AP to meet with district on school parking issue
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:20AM
AVON PARK — Park Elementary School parents who park outside the school to pick up their children are causing safety and roadway damage issues, the city says. The City Council discussed last Monday the damage that has been occurring to … Find out how to read more online.

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New highs for Dow, S&P
Wed  Oct 18 2017 01:19AM
Gains by health care companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Tuesday, pushing the market further into record territory. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly climbed above the 23,000 mark for the first time, settling just below the milestone. Slight … read more.

Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self
Wed  Oct 18 2017 01:19AM
LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska man accused of helping his Florida girlfriend kill herself after she told him she had cancer appears to have taken her story at face value and didn’t push her to seek medical treatment or mental-health … read more.

FCC chair says agency can’t revoke TV licenses over content
Wed  Oct 18 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission lacks authority to revoke broadcast licenses in retaliation for news reporting, its chairman said Tuesday in his first public remarks on the topic since President Donald Trump threatened the licenses of news networks six … read more.

Trump warns ‘I fight back’ after McCain hits foreign policy
Wed  Oct 18 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that “I fight back” after McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy. McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent 5½ years in a Vietnam prisoner of war … read more.

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