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Wildfire risk increases
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:46AM
OKEECHOBEE — Cars pulled onto road shoulders, mower blades hitting rocks and hot golf cart motors in the rough have sparked wildfires this season. Even the Florida Highway Patrol has … Find out how to read more online.
Retiree believes in doing ‘fulfilling endeavors’
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:46AM
SEBRING — Although Neil Simpson only lives in the Sebring area part of the year, that hasn’t stopped him from being involved in the community. He has acted in Tanglewood … Find out how to read more online.
Semester’s end at winter break a plus for academics
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:46AM
SEBRING — This school year the winter break will provide an academic break between the first and second semesters, which is a plus for students and teachers, two high school … Find out how to read more online.
‘Dentistry from the Heart’ to provide free dental care for a day
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:42AM
SEBRING — Chen Dental will offer a day of free dentistry from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the dentist’s office, 2190 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. This is … Find out how to read more online.
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School board to vote on citizens committee
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:42AM
SEBRING — A list with familiar names will be considered Tuesday when the School Board of Highlands County votes on approving the membership of the Citizens Advisory Committee. The school board agreed to create a citizens committee when it was … Find out how to read more online.

Christmas toy drives abound
Sun  Dec 4 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Christmas is about giving, but what about people who no longer have kids at home? Sebring Moose Lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, has scheduled a Christmas party for children to age 12 from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 18. Moose members … Find out how to read more online.

Bayberry’s Bakery opens in LP
Mon  Dec 5 2016 08:40AM
LAKE PLACID — A new bakery opened in Lake Placid, and it happened quickly. Lori O’Connell, new owner of Bayberry Bakery & More, learned about the store being for sale in October, closed on the sale last Monday and opened … Find out how to read more online.

Be aware of Florida’s deadly plants
Mon  Dec 5 2016 10:21AM
I learned quickly as I wandered around the wilds of Florida that everything either stings, bites, pricks or poisons you. It’s just nature’s way of protecting plants and animals from predators, including people. There are plants in Florida as deadly … Find out how to read more online.

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Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to New Mexico
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting history and taking it to the wilds … read more.

California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and help public defenders protect the state’s immigrants. Democratic lawmakers also passed resolutions in both … read more.

Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she’s seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors … read more.

Cops: Serial abductor broke into Ohio homes to kidnap girls
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
CLEVELAND — A Cleveland-area man accused of breaking into two homes and kidnapping and raping a girl and trying to abduct another within the past year scouted out his victims, authorities said Monday. Investigators are calling Justin Christian, of Lorain, … read more.

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