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Report: Kenilworth still not to code
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — While a lawsuit slowly works its way to open court, in hopes of reopening Kenilworth Lodge, a recent fire re-inspection shows there’s much to fix. Officials with Sebring … Find out how to read more online.
Police: Convicted sex offender failed to register
Thu  Oct 27 2016 03:37PM
AVON PARK — A convicted sex offender was arrested after failing to comply with registration requirements, according to a warrant released Wednesday. Kevin Lee Setters, 49, 505 W. Circle St., … Find out how to read more online.
Store clerk killed in robbery, authorities say
Thu  Oct 27 2016 04:36PM
LAKE WALES — Police want to find two men who they say robbed a Lake Wales convenience store clerk early Thursday morning as he ended his shift, shot him and … Find out how to read more online.
Guests treated to history of Walker Memorial Sanitarium
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Before Dollar General built a store on Lake Lillian, an elaborate hotel, casino and golf course was constructed in 1925. Everyone knows what happened in 1929, the … Find out how to read more online.
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Federal, state money available for citrus growers
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Growers who attended a joint meeting of Highlands County, Peace River and Florida Citrus Mutual learned it’s not too late to plant new trees or destroy diseased groves and receive state or federal incentives. Monday was a come-and-meet … Find out how to read more online.

Accused murderer likely won’t stand trial
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — When Lace Melita Heflin, who is accused of murder in Highlands County, was arrested in Broward County last year on drug-related charges, she may have been familiar to authorities. Heflin was arrested numerous times before that in Broward … Find out how to read more online.

Showing their smarts
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:32AM
SEBRING — The Hill-Gustat Middle School Eagles and Lions teams showed their civics smarts before their classmates in a quiz show Tuesday morning sponsored by the Florida Lottery. Two, four-member teams of seventh-graders, followed by eighth-graders, competed to buzz in … Find out how to read more online.

Florida medical alliance lobbies for more residency slots
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Patients looking for specialists or just general physicians may find their choices dwindling in the coming years, according to a study released Tuesday by the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida. Florida needs to bring in or keep … Find out how to read more online.

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GOP faces obstacle in motivating Hispanic voters: Trump
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
HIALEAH, Fla. — Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is “100 por ciento” Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She said she’d vote for Sen. … read more.

US Coast Guard in Hawaii searching for Chinese mariner
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii is searching for a Chinese man attempting to set a sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai. The Coast Guard located Guo Chuan’s 97-foot trimaran early Wednesday. Rescuers searched for the 50-year-old … read more.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
PORTLAND, Maine — The average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year, the federal government said on Wednesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the statistic along with its … read more.

Trump, GOP look to ‘Obamacare’ report as comeback lifeline
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:52PM
DORAL, Florida — Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum. The Republican presidential nominee, trekking across must-win Florida, … read more.

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