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Citrus losses may be catastrophic
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Here’s the bottom line for Highlands County agriculture: dairies lost a few cows, beef fared even better, but the Tampa Bay Times and the Washington Post are reporting … Find out how to read more online.
Habitat gives clothes, refrigerators to storm victims
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Habitat for Humanity of Highlands County is giving out clothing and appliances and loaning tools to help people recover from Hurricane Irma. Clothing will be available to whoever … Find out how to read more online.
Whisper Lake residents pull together
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Whisper Lake is a friendly manufactured home community in Sebring. Neighbors become friends and take care of each other. Hurricane Irma turned those close friends into family. In … Find out how to read more online.
Spirit of giving
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — There is an old saying that a crisis can brings out the best of humanity. This sentiment could have been written for Katie Wilson, wife, mom and … Find out how to read more online.
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Former teacher sentenced on charges
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A former mathematics teacher accused of inappropriate conduct with three female students will spend five months in jail, but may eventually be able to get his criminal records sealed. Kenneth Alexander Oxsalida, 29, the former Lake Placid High … Find out how to read more online.

Glades Electric wraps up storm recovery
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
MOORE HAVEN — Crews from Glades Electric Cooperative, with help from 279 more linemen from cooperatives and contract crews from all over and as far away as Texas, have wrapped up Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. “With the exception of a … Find out how to read more online.

Sebring Boys & Girls Club building damaged by storm
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Sebring location of the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands Club sustained substantial damage from Hurricane Irma prompting the club to seek a temporary location for its after school programs. The club’s Board of Directors President Tim … Find out how to read more online.

Highlands County K9 team headed to national competition
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — At a field on Thursday, Remco, a Highlands County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit member, obeyed commands to wait and to go after someone. When told to return, Remco returned without hesitancy. What Remco did during the practice was … Find out how to read more online.

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Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico’s disaster becomes clear
Sat  Sep 23 2017 07:15PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale … read more.

Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications. The bill by Sens. Mark Warner of … read more.

Energy leads US stocks indexes
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the … read more.

’Little Rock Nine’ members mark school’s 1957 desegregation
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white … read more.

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