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Tentative agreement for school support personnel
Sat  Jul 21 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — A tentative agreement has been reached between the School Board of Highlands County and the Educational Support Union. While there has been little word yet on Tuesday’s contract … Find out how to read more online.
Fuel prices impact business and pleasure
Fri  Jul 20 2018 08:00AM
SEBRING — Gas prices affect the business bottom line and the consumer’s pocket book and while the individual can sometimes cut back on driving, fuel prices are a significant cost … Find out how to read more online.
Blackman asks Lake Placid for $75K
Sat  Jul 21 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman spoke to Town Council at a budget workshop Thursday evening and asked for $75,000 to help finance the placement of a school … Find out how to read more online.
Final school administrative slots filled
Sat  Jul 21 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — The final school administrative positions have been filled with Superintendent Brenda Longshore making recommendations on two assistant principal positions. Pending the expected approval by the School Board of … Find out how to read more online.
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Four-car wreck case still open
Sat  Jul 21 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Police still don’t have a conclusive cause of Thursday morning’s four-car wreck on Sebring Parkway at State Road 17/North Ridgewood Drive. Sebring Police Cmdr. Curtis Hart said Friday investigating officers still had to review some new evidence in … Find out how to read more online.

Four-car wreck blocks Parkway
Fri  Jul 20 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — The driver of a street rod recently told his wife he needed another hobby, after finishing a five-year project on his yellow Subaru WRX sedan. Now he has to rebuild it, he said — again. His was one … Find out how to read more online.

Mortgage defaults waning
Thu  Jul 19 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Clerk of the Courts Bob Germaine sees hundreds of cases pass through his office, but one type of case that’s dropped in recent years is foreclosures. “It sure ain’t nothing like it was, but that’s good,” Germaine said … Find out how to read more online.

Sebring man OK after Hardee wreck
Sat  Jul 21 2018 08:30AM
ZOLFO SPRINGS — A Sebring man had the misfortune Thursday to end up in the middle of a three-car wreck in Hardee County. Logan R. Nickerson’s 2014 Dodge Ram pickup hit a car that reportedly ran a stop sign, got … Find out how to read more online.

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Puerto Rican evacuees get another extension on housing
Sat  Jul 21 2018 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are living in hotels around the nation have been given more weeks to use temporary housing vouchers, after a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order. U.S. … read more.

Florida father charged with stuffing wipes in baby’s throat
Fri  Jul 20 2018 10:43PM
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida father is facing attempted first-degree murder charges after his 5-month-old son was found with wipes stuffed in his throat. Authorities in Tarpon Springs, Florida say the baby is in critical condition on a … read more.

Accident leaves truck dangling over Gulf Coast bridge
Fri  Jul 20 2018 10:43PM
ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — A traffic accident left a truck partially dangling over a Gulf Coast bridge and backed up traffic for miles on one of Florida’s busiest highways. The accident on Friday morning left the cab of the truck … read more.

Florida school shooting survivors’ dad killed during robbery
Fri  Jul 20 2018 10:43PM
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The father of two survivors of a Florida high school shooting where 17 people were killed was shot to death during a robbery of the convenience store he owns. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year-old … read more.

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