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Sheriff hopeful reaches $100,000 goal
Sun  Oct 23 2016 09:44AM
SEBRING — It’s apparent which candidates are being outspent, but how much does that matter? In the August primary for school superintendent, Pep Hutchinson spent $33,000, mostly his own money, … Find out how to read more online.
Sweet success
Sun  Oct 23 2016 09:47AM
SEBRING — Success is sweet, and reaching a goal can lead to a tasty treat Fred Wild Elementary students learned Friday as they celebrated achieving their Accelerated Reader goal. The … Find out how to read more online.
Week in review
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:14AM
Here are the top local headlines from last week: Sebring mulls lowering fees for events SEBRING — During a vacation, Sebring City Councilman Mark Stewart attended a food truck event … Find out how to read more online.
Preliminary report issued in fatal plane crash
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:14AM
LORIDA — A preliminary report on the August small plane crash near Lorida noted that the pilot who was killed planned to fly to Portsmouth, Ohio for a class reunion. … Find out how to read more online.
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Vehicle may have hit panther
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:12AM
HIGHLANDS COUNTY — The Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday that a Florida panther has been found dead in Highlands County after apparently being struck by a vehicle. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found a 3-year-old male cat’s body Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.

Camellias in the home garden
Sun  Oct 23 2016 10:29AM
Originating in Asia, primarily as a source of tea, camellias have been grown in the United States since 1797 in New England greenhouses. Over the next 200 years, gardeners started to grow them outdoors in the Southern states, hybridizing dozens … Find out how to read more online.

County candidates discount notion of voter fraud here
Sun  Oct 23 2016 09:48AM
SEBRING — Nine out 10 candidates agree: they trust the local election office, and if they lose on Election Night, they’ll shake hands and participate in the peaceful transfer of power. “Of course I will accept the election results,” said … Find out how to read more online.

Reaping smoke-free rewards
Fri  Oct 21 2016 11:05AM
SEBRING — For the first time in his 30 years in the restaurant business, Dave Galati paid out on a standing offer he made to all his employees who smoked: Quit smoking for a year and receive a $100 bill. … Find out how to read more online.

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Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastier
Sat  Oct 22 2016 09:22PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular … read more.

AT&T buying HBO and CNN owner Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Sat  Oct 22 2016 09:21PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Grab some popcorn — AT&T wants to take you to the movies. AT&T is buying Time Warner, the owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN, for $85.4 billion in a … read more.

Off his message again: Trump vows to sue all female accusers
Sat  Oct 22 2016 09:20PM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. He called them “liars” whose allegations he blamed Democrats for … read more.

Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in NYC war on rats
Sat  Oct 22 2016 09:20PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City’s concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They’re helping curb the city’s rat population. A group of volunteers trained by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative traps … read more.

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