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Man, woman arrested on drug charges
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:00AM
LAKE PLACID — A tip that a Fort Myers man was transporting drugs to Highlands County led to the arrest of a man and woman and the seizure of 356 … Find out how to read more online.
Where can water go?
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring couple whose home lies in a low spot wants to know if anything can be done to send local storm water away from their house. The … Find out how to read more online.
Should festivals be enhanced?
Fri  Sep 22 2017 11:17AM
SEBRING — The Tourism Development Council wants more visitors to spend a night in Highlands County. So, Leisure Services Director Vicki Pontius and Tourism Director Casey Hartt asked how they … Find out how to read more online.
Blackman to businesses: ‘Stay open’
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Federal Emergency Management Agency employee recently said, in a small community hit by a storm like Hurricane Irma, 40 percent of businesses will close. “This gentleman does … Find out how to read more online.
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Canned school lunch a temporary situation after Irma
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — As Highlands County schools resumed classes Wednesday after missing eight days due to Hurricane Irma, something was missing — the usual lunch served in school cafeterias. There were no chicken nuggets or Mama Sophia’s pizza or any of … Find out how to read more online.

Red Cross volunteers/ staff bring hope and help
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — When disaster strikes at home or in another state Red Cross staff and volunteers are on the move to help those in need. Hurricane Irma prompted the Red Cross to send disaster action teams to Highlands County. Red … Find out how to read more online.

AP Family Dollar robbed
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a man who robbed the Family Dollar in Avon Park Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was described as an African-American male, mid-20s to mid-30s, standing approximately 5-foot-9, weighing 200 pounds … Find out how to read more online.

Harder Hall sale close to final
Thu  Sep 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For years the city of Sebring has tried to sell Harder Hall with no success. Finally, it appears that the sale of the historic hotel built in 1927 will be finalized on Sept. 28 and the property will … 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 01:19AM
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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