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Rundown of gas station generator laws
Sun  Aug 12 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — After every hurricane, emergency operators and politicians discover what worked and what areas need improvements in terms of hurricane preparation and recovery, whether that is strengthening building codes, … Find out how to read more online.
District trying to fill teacher openings
Sat  Aug 11 2018 08:00AM
SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County has long-term substitutes scheduled to fill most of the 60 openings for teachers with the school year starting Monday. Deputy Superintendent Andrew … Find out how to read more online.
Flooding still plagues Silver Fox
Fri  Aug 10 2018 08:52AM
SEBRING — In the middle of a power outage during last Friday’s heavy rains, Susan Dillow of Foal Path in Sebring got a knock on the door from a deputy … Find out how to read more online.
Top tips for school bus safety
Sat  Aug 11 2018 08:00AM
SEBRING — The first day of school is Monday for the Highlands County School District, which will have 89 school buses on the roadways getting kids to class. School Board … Find out how to read more online.
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Training exercises bring a boom from AP Air Force Range
Sat  Aug 11 2018 08:00AM
AVON PARK — The distant booms you may have heard recently in the evening hours where likely C4 explosives or high-explosive 105mm rounds fired from a U.S. Air Force gunship aircraft. It is all part of the Avon Park Air … Find out how to read more online.

Ag Comm race gets aggressive
Sat  Aug 11 2018 08:00AM
SEBRING — The latest turn in the agriculture commissioner race has Rep. Matt Caldwell alleging that Sen. Denise Grimsley accepted donations from Sen. Jack Latvala through his political action committee. In turn, Grimsley’s campaign has pointed out that Caldwell’s accusation … Find out how to read more online.

Highlands Hammock summer tram tours suspended
Sat  Aug 11 2018 08:00AM
SEBRING — Highlands Hammock summer tram tours have been suspended until further notice due to heavy rains and damage to roads and culverts. “Although the tram tour has been suspended, the Hammock Inn Concession is currently open from 9 a.m. … Find out how to read more online.

Teachers create positive messages for students
Thu  Aug 9 2018 08:00AM
SEBRING – Fred Wild Elementary School teachers and staff got out their paint brushes and stencils recently to decorate the school with positive and inspiring messages for students. On their first day back to school, teachers worked in groups creating … Find out how to read more online.

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Wells test positive for chemicals in Space Coast town
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Low levels of cancer-causing chemicals have been found in three wells of a Florida town. Satellite Beach City Manager Courtney Barker said Wednesday that the chemicals are similar to ones used in fire extinguishing foams, … read more.

Girl hit by car on Florida beach, suffers minor injuries
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a car on a Florida beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia … read more.

2 officers, bicyclist injured when patrol car hits tree
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida police officers were injured when a patrol car hit a tree while responding to an emergency call. Tampa police said in a news release that the crash happened late Wednesday in Tampa. Police said … read more.

Resort damaged by Hurricane Irma to reopen before Labor Day
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
DUCK KEY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma wiped out a portion of the Florida Keys, a landmark resort plans to reopen in time for Labor Day Weekend. The Miami Herald reports Hawks Cay Resort on Duck … read more.

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