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Storm season opens early
Sat  May 26 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Memorial Day could get wet from Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season. The storm formed late Friday morning in the western Caribbean … Find out how to read more online.
Concrete improvements
Fri  May 25 2018 04:21PM
AVON PARK — Citizens and business owners learned about the impending construction project at the intersection of U.S. 27 and State Road 64 during the Florida Department of Transportation’s public … Find out how to read more online.
Nurse charged with passing phone to inmate
Sat  May 26 2018 08:00AM
FROSTPROOF — A nurse living in Avon Park and working at the South Polk County Jail now faces charges of passing a cell phone to an inmate. The Polk County … Find out how to read more online.
Cool faces health struggles, stays true to clients
Sat  May 26 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Despite five surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, Maureen Cool sold 139 properties and was ranked No. 4 in the multiple listing service for real estate agents in Highlands County … Find out how to read more online.
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Canaday moved to fire supervisor
Sat  May 26 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County administration has moved Public Safety Director Scott Canaday into a new job as Fire Services supervisor. He has reportedly accepted the change and will now report to Fire Services Manager Tim Eures, whom he previously supervised. … Find out how to read more online.

‘Tis the season, to be prepared
Sat  May 26 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — They say that the best defense is a good offense. Being prepared for a hurricane, long before it makes landfall, is no exception. In an effort to obtain and disseminate information from storm experts, the Highlands News-Sun and … Find out how to read more online.

Keep Lake Placid Beautiful prunes the palms
Fri  May 25 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Keep Lake Placid Beautiful members were aided by Lt. Kenny Pendarvis and Deputy Gary Davidson with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office in closing the inner southbound lane of U.S. 27 for a short distance on Wednesday morning. … Find out how to read more online.

Gas prices ticking up
Thu  May 24 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Just in time for the summer driving season, motorists are paying higher gas prices at the pump. Prices have been steadily rising for several weeks. Despite the 12-cent gas hike in the last two weeks, the American Automobile … Find out how to read more online.

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With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit
Sat  May 26 2018 08:41PM
SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea met Saturday in an effort to resurrect talks between Washington and Pyongyang, continuing their close coordination despite the apparent breakdown in U.S.-North Korean diplomacy. White House officials said they … read more.

Gulf in state of emergency as Alberto heads north
Sat  May 26 2018 08:41PM
ST. PETERSBURG — Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded … read more.

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed
Sat  May 26 2018 08:41PM
HONOLULU (AP) — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel … read more.

Delayed seismic testing decision puts energy industry at odds with Trump administration
Sat  May 26 2018 08:41PM
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s long-awaited decision on whether to allow seismic testing for oil and gas beneath the Atlantic Ocean is causing heartburn for the energy industry, which eagerly awaits the fulfillment of President Donald Trump’s push to allow … read more.

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