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Race fans meet drivers at autograph sessions
Sun  Mar 18 2018 01:00AM
SEBRING — Thousands of race fans were able to meet and greet their favorite drivers during the Friday morning autograph session at the paddock of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands’ Winn-Dixie stores to stay open
Sun  Mar 18 2018 01:00AM
Winn-Dixie grocery stores in Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring are all being kept open as Winn-Dixie opens a round of store closings. Ten stores in the Tampa area are … Find out how to read more online.
Tequila Patron ESM wins Sebring
Sun  Mar 18 2018 01:00AM
SEBRING — After watching the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan DPi taken out of the race on the first lap, the drivers of the No. 22 ESM car knew … Find out how to read more online.
Snakes getting active
Sun  Mar 18 2018 01:00AM
SEBRING — Monday afternoon, two kids fishing off the retaining wall at Veterans Beach got a warning yelp from a family member: “Snake!” A snake, sunning itself on nearby rocks, … Find out how to read more online.
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Highlands bids farewell to ex undersheriff
Sun  Mar 18 2018 01:00AM
SEBRING — A man of strong face and warm heart left Highlands County last week. William “Bill” N. Jones, 82, died Tuesday in the comfort of his Avon Park home, remembered as the strong-faced and kind-hearted Highlands County undersheriff who … Find out how to read more online.

12 Hours of Sebring Results
Sun  Mar 18 2018 01:00AM
12 Hours of Sebring Results Prototype Class 1. No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan DPi 2. No. 10 Konica Minolta Racing DPI-V.R 3. No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R 4. No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 5. No. … Find out how to read more online.

Fire endangers three homes, destroys sheds
Sat  Mar 17 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — A fast moving wildfire at 3245 Northern Blvd. threatened three homes Thursday afternoon. Dove Lane intersects Northern Boulevard near where the fire started, therefore, Florida Forest Service is calling the fire the Dove Lane Wildfire. The Highlands … Find out how to read more online.

Illegal dumping still a problem
Sat  Mar 17 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — An illegal dump site got cleaned up after sitting for two weeks. Unlike most dumps, along a shell road in the back lots of an undeveloped subdivision, this street is surrounded by homes. Someone tossed out two mattresses, … Find out how to read more online.

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US demands proof steel is safe in nuke plant
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:19AM
SPOKANE, Wash. — The federal government is demanding that the company building a giant nuclear waste treatment plant in Washington state provide records proving that the steel used in the nearly $17 billion project meets safety standards. The U.S. Department … read more.

Veteran Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Veteran U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky blacksmith’s daughter who went on to chair one of Congress’ most important committees, died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling in her home, her top … read more.

A media giant in the balance: AT&T antitrust trial kicks off
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK — On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to gobble up … read more.

Putin urges high voter turnout ahead of election
Sat  Mar 17 2018 01:19AM
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday’s election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country’s future. Putin said in a televised address Friday that “the will of … read more.

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