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Citrus leaders: ‘Contact Congress’
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:32AM
SEBRING — Local and state leaders in citrus want everyone whose livelihoods depend on citrus to contact their members of the U.S. Congress to stump for a federal relief/rebuild package. … Find out how to read more online.
AP Council to consider annexation
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:22AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park City Council will consider, at its meeting today, an annexation agreement with Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church. The proposed annexation agreement states that the … Find out how to read more online.
AP Air Force Range celebrating 75th anniversary
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:20AM
AVON PARK — In the year after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Avon Park doubled in size from around 3,000 residents to around 7,000. The United States government was in … Find out how to read more online.
Modern Day Princesses
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Most little girls dream of becoming princesses when they get older; for 10 young women that dream became a reality Sunday, Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church of … Find out how to read more online.
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Last but not the least
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:32AM
LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of residents and visitors wrapped themselves in blankets and bundled up in jackets to watch the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce parade Saturday night. This year’s parade theme was “There’s no Place Like Home for … Find out how to read more online.

Children make cookies, art at Cookie Fest
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:32AM
SEBRING — More than 100 children decorated gingerbread cookies and colored paper ornaments Saturday at Cookie Fest. Lindsay Damon, director of the Highlands County Art League, said at least 125 children showed up for the event. That’s about double from … Find out how to read more online.

Tower helps catch and deter speeders
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For motorists driving past a tower near Sun ‘n Lake, it was a choice to take a gamble or be cautious. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office placed the tower on U.S. 27 and warned that deputies may be … Find out how to read more online.

Top of the class
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The top honors went to Avon Park High ESE resource teacher Martin O’Hora and Lake Placid Middle ESE paraprofessional Brittany Phypers at the Summit Awards on Thursday evening at the Sebring High School Smith Center. O’Hora was named … Find out how to read more online.

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Archaeologists discover ancient tombs in Egypt’s Luxor
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:19AM
LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. The tombs, … read more.

CNN corrects report about Trump campaign and WikiLeaks tip
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:12PM
BC-US--CNN-Trump Correction, 2nd Ld-Writethru,641 CNN corrects report about Trump campaign and WikiLeaks tip AP Photo FLSW116 Eds: Adds photo, Trump comment. With AP Photos. By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CNN had to correct a story … read more.

Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump sought Sunday to gloss over the difficult work ahead for lawmakers laboring to finalize tax cut legislation he can sign by his self-imposed Christmas deadline. Trump tweeted about the pending bill before … read more.

Congress plans to cut tax write-offs for disaster damage
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:19AM
Congress is planning to limit taxpayers’ ability to write off losses from wildfires and other disasters. The disaster write-off is one of the many little-known deductions that would be mostly wiped out in the Republican tax plan, but it’s getting … read more.

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