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Inaugural Alzheimer’s Awareness Day a ‘success’
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:00AM
SEBRING — The therapy department at The Palms of Sebring created a purple wonderland in their facility for the inaugural Alzheimer’s Awareness Day on Thursday afternoon. Purple is the color … Find out how to read more online.
All local candidates qualify
Sun  Jun 24 2018 01:00AM
SEBRING — Friday marked the deadline for local citizens to enter races for local political offices: Seven qualified and three got elected already. Don Elwell, Bill Brantley and Jill Compton … Find out how to read more online.
T-bone-rollover injures driver
Sun  Jun 24 2018 01:00AM
SEBRING — A driver tried to turn left at 4:40 p.m. Friday on U.S. 27 and got hit and flipped. Aeromed helicopter flew Jamie C. Curley, 40, of Sebring, to … Find out how to read more online.
Summer camp illness sends dozens to hospitals
Sat  Jun 23 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — A mass illness at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf sent 33 campers and three adults to two area hospitals. The illness ran through Camp Cloverleaf late Thursday afternoon, causing … Find out how to read more online.
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Friends and family say good bye
Sat  Jun 23 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — It is hard to imagine that it has been just over a week since a wreck took the lives of two vibrant young women, Emily Moncrief and Lyndsay Serey. Both girls died in Frostproof in the early morning … Find out how to read more online.

Suspect shooting still at large
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A shooting at Maryland Fried Chicken Thursday morning sent one unknown victim to a nearby hospital after he was shot in the leg while eating his lunch while the suspect is still unaccounted for as of press … read more.

Steube visits county ag experts
Sun  Jun 24 2018 01:00AM
SEBRING — “You can’t tell me you can’t be effective in eight years,” said Greg Steube to Highlands County agriculturalists on Wednesday. It worked for his time in the Florida Legislature and he figures it should work for Congress. That’s … Find out how to read more online.

Smith retires from Sebring CRA board
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Lorrie Smith served on the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency board for 21 years, and during that time, she played a major role in the revitalization of the downtown district. Smith began her service on the board in 1997 … Find out how to read more online.

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Sanders says she was asked to leave Virginia restaurant
Sun  Jun 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night. Sanders says she was told by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, … read more.

Jogger says the US detained her after accidental border crossing
Sun  Jun 24 2018 01:19AM
BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman who traveled from France to Canada to visit her mother in British Columbia says U.S. officials detained her for two weeks after she accidentally crossed the border while jogging. Cedella Roman tells the … read more.

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia’s new PM
Sun  Jun 24 2018 01:19AM
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous country. Nine police … read more.

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe
Sun  Jun 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul … read more.

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