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Lake June will get better storm water after construction project
Thu  Oct 19 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Curious commuters have been seeing construction work on the shoulders of U.S. 27 on both the north and southbound lanes from just north of Lake June Road … Find out how to read more online.
County extends landfill fee waiver
Thu  Oct 19 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners have waived landfill tipping fees for vegetation and construction/demolition debris from Hurricane Irma. Residents will have until Nov. 21 to dump storm debris at the … Find out how to read more online.
College Night for students and parents is Tuesday
Thu  Oct 19 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with college, university and military representatives at the annual College Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday in the Smith Center at … Find out how to read more online.
Fire destroys mobile home kitchen
Thu  Oct 19 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Johnathan Griffin thought he turned the stove off when he and his family left their mobile home for a brief trip. As they drove back to Deloris Street … Find out how to read more online.
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AP CRA advisory board seeks members
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park Main Street Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board is seeking members and alternates after two members departed from the board in recent months. A person must live or own a business within the CRA to … Find out how to read more online.

Fire destroys dinner, kitchen
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Tequita Clark was awakened Monday evening by smoke detectors going off and the stench of smoke filling the house. She was shocked to find that the stove caught on fire at the house on149 E. E.A. Smith … Find out how to read more online.

Man “sees” art in a different way
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — For Bobby Talley, a visit to a traditional art gallery or museum would be of little value. He might be able picture the art to some extent if another person described it to him. But because he’s … Find out how to read more online.

SAO working on crime spree trials
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW — State Attorney Brian Haas is in the process of prosecuting four career criminals who went on a 2015 crime spree that made international news. In January of 2015, Auburndale Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery call … Find out how to read more online.

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Big question for US cities: Is Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price?
Thu  Oct 19 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon’s second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and … read more.

University chief: Security cost for Spencer speech ‘unfair’
Thu  Oct 19 2017 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE — A day before white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida, its president affirmed his belief in free speech but said the security costs of holding such an event at a public university … read more.

Judge asks group in Trump lawsuit to justify right to sue
Thu  Oct 19 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday pressed government lawyers to explain why President Donald Trump’s ownership of hotels patronized by foreign government officials didn’t violate the Constitution, a key question that could shed light on Trump’s finances if … read more.

US urges UN to adopt Trump’s comprehensive approach to Iran
Thu  Oct 19 2017 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to adopt the Trump administration’s comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of its “destructive conduct” — not just the 2015 nuclear deal. She told … read more.

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