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Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit

Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent audit has found. Her aides tw...
Published: 05/25/16
Hit-and-run tip reward upped to $5,000

Hit-and-run tip reward upped to $5,000

SEBRING — Authorities have increased to $5,000 the reward for information on the car and the driver involved with a hit-and-run accident April 23 in Avon Park that injured a 3-year-old girl.
Published: 05/25/16
Arc recognizes volunteers, supporters and clients

Arc recognizes volunteers, supporters and clients

AVON PARK — Ridge Area Arc recently recognized all those who contribute to the non-profit group that serves those with disabilities.
Published: 05/25/16
Lung Association: Sebring, Highlands among America’s cleanest

Lung Association: Sebring, Highlands among America’s cleanest

SEBRING — “When you live on a peninsula surrounded by oceans with fairly constant sea breeze,” says Highlands County Commission Chair Jim Brooks, yep, you get good air.
Published: 05/25/16
Renovation makes sea services museum more accessible

Renovation makes sea services museum more accessible

SEBRING — When they joined the military, there wasn’t a lot those who served the country couldn’t do.
Published: 05/25/16
‘Morning at the Artists’ Village’ selected as 50th annual Fine Arts Festival print

‘Morning at the Artists’ Village’ selected as 50th annual Fine Arts Festival print

SEBRING — The Highlands Art League has unveiled the official festival print for the 50th annual Highlands Fine Arts Festival.
Published: 05/25/16
Investigation into alleged racist remarks begins

Investigation into alleged racist remarks begins

AVON PARK — The investigation into the alleged use of the so-called “n” word by any city staff members, administrators or city council members in a public setting will initially involve the interviews of at least seven people....
Published: 05/24/16

As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

RIO (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid’s riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital....
Published: 05/24/16
3rd-grade test results show Highlands trailing state

3rd-grade test results show Highlands trailing state

SEBRING — A little less than one-third of Highlands County’s third-graders may have to go to summer school to get the chance to be promoted to the next grade level.
Published: 05/24/16

There’s no second chance, buckle up every time, FHP advises

TALLAHASSEE — This week, the Florida Highway Patrol and its partners are participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign that runs through June 5.
Published: 05/24/16