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Suspicious vehicle leads to drug arrest
Mon  Nov 20 2017 04:52PM
SEBRING — At approximately 9:45 a.m. an alert citizen called the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office to report a man apparently sleeping in a vehicle parked at the corner of Youth … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands County High School bands show their stuff
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:44AM
SEBRING — The marching bands of Avon Park High School, Lake Placid High School and Sebring High School may have some friendly rivalries when it comes to performing, but all … Find out how to read more online.
Port Charlotte resident challenges Rooney
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:40AM
SEBRING — Port Charlotte resident Bill Akins, a Republican, has announced he will run for the 17th District seat currently held by Congressman Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee. The 68-year-old Vietnam veteran … Find out how to read more online.
Agero races to goal line with teamwork building
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:40AM
SEBRING — Under the guise of learning about a new product, Agero managers recently met at the office, prepared to learn. That is when their supervisors pulled the wool over … Find out how to read more online.
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Self defense 101
Sun  Nov 19 2017 09:22AM
SEBRING — In a building at the Church of Christ Friday evening, Kim Price and Tera Lynn Price, her 10-year-old daughter, along with more than 100 other women learned self-defense techniques, including taking an aggressive posture and forcefully yelling “no” … Find out how to read more online.

Two new fall workshops
Mon  Nov 20 2017 12:10PM
AVON PARK — South Florida State College’s, Corporate and Community Education is offering two new workshops for fall. • In Get Creative with Watercolor Pens, learn how to paint a Christmas wreath on watercolor paper. Wreaths will be outlined and … Find out how to read more online.

Save water and money
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:50AM
SEBRING — During holidays, water plays a role in everything from food preparation to cleanup, but it doesn’t have to run up your water bill. To help people conserve water, and save money, the Southwest Florida Water Management District has … Find out how to read more online.

SNL board approves new irrigation system
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:50AM
SEBRING — The Sun ‘n Lake Improvement District Board of Supervisors approved buying a new irrigation system for the district’s golf course. The board accepted golf course General Manager Jim Kurtzeborn’s recommendation of the Toro Osmac Irrigation system, which will … Find out how to read more online.

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Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86
Mon  Nov 20 2017 09:24PM
LOS ANGELES — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. Reese’s co-star on … read more.

Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for problem drivers
Mon  Nov 20 2017 09:24PM
DENVER — Colorado regulators have issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber’s parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission said Monday that it launched an … read more.

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal
Mon  Nov 20 2017 09:24PM
NEW YORK — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. The government claims that consumer cable bills will rise if … read more.

US stock indexes higher
Mon  Nov 20 2017 09:24PM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose Monday as a mix of smaller, U.S.-focused companies, technology firms and banks climbed. Drugmakers struggled, which limited those gains. Retailers and smaller companies rose for the third day in a row as their latest … read more.

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