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Lawmakers consider controversial alimony, custody changes

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Big changes could be in store for couples who divorce under legislation now being considered by Florida lawmakers.
Published: 02/08/16
Right there for them

Right there for them

SEBRING — He wasn’t a family member. He wasn’t a friend. But when he saw the photo of Hunter Swain in Coastal Angler magazine advertising a bass fishing fundraiser to help her fight leukemia, Steve Panetta couldn’t turn th...
Published: 02/08/16
Senior Expo is one-stop shop for services, advice

Senior Expo is one-stop shop for services, advice

SEBRING — Local seniors can take a day to learn more about area companies and providers that provide medical, travel, retirement and pharmaceutical services this week. The free Senior Expo event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in...
Published: 02/08/16
Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio faced withering criticism of his readiness to be president and his policy depth in the last Republican debate before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other candid...
Published: 02/07/16
Things to do this week

Things to do this week

Photography exhibit at MOTA
Published: 02/07/16
Community enjoys Lake Placid Country Fair

Community enjoys Lake Placid Country Fair

LAKE PLACID — The sign says, “Farm Fresh Eggs,” but they’re not white. They’re not even brown.
Published: 02/07/16
Special STARS compete at Reflections

Special STARS compete at Reflections

AVON PARK — Reflections on Silver Lake in Avon Park hosted the annual Special STARS Senior Games on Monday, Feb. 1.
Published: 02/07/16
Gambling bills likely to spark high-stakes debates

Gambling bills likely to spark high-stakes debates

TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate leaders will roll out gambling bills Friday that would allow the Seminole Tribe to add craps and roulette at its casinos, potentially do away with dog racing and most horse racing and open the door for slot machi...
Published: 02/07/16
Where does our money go?

Where does our money go?

SEBRING — Highlands County earned $382,000 in interest last year. Is that a little or a lot?
Published: 02/07/16
Flying emergency rooms

Flying emergency rooms

SEBRING – Lake Placid resident Barbie Coleman had always wanted to ride in a helicopter, but when she did, it was a lot different than what she had envisioned.
Published: 02/07/16