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In-house hire? AP looks to fill top role
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:14AM
AVON PARK — The city is looking for a current employee to become Avon Park’s new administrative services director, a position that has remained unfilled since former director Maria Sutherland … read more.
Tourism Development Council to host tourism marketing seminar
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:14AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Tourism Development Council will host a tourism marketing seminar from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the Sebring Civic Center. Presenters will provide information … read more.
New SFSC technical director ready to set the stage
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:14AM
AVON PARK — When the lights go up and the show begins on the Alan Jay Wildstein Center stage, the work continues at a heightened pace for theater’s technical and … read more.
Woman gets more clues about her family background
Tue  Sep 20 2016 09:12AM
SEBRING — A Sebring woman who has searched more than 20 years for information about her birth parents and their families got some new clues Monday. Michelle Pickering learned more … read more.
More Local News
Skimmer, trafficking laws hit books Saturday
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday. Those changes … read more.

Learn how to make unique dream catcher earrings
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:00AM
AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance will hold a class, “Twisted Tuesdays, The Art of Repurposing, by Stefanie Nellett,” from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art & Cultural Center, 310 W. Main St., … read more.

Road watch for this week
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:00AM
The Florida Department of Transportation has asked motorists to be aware of the following road work this week starting Monday. U.S. 98 (Lorida): Crews are repairing drainage structures. No lane closers are expected, Motorists should use caution as crews work … read more.

Straight Outta Pallets
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — Though he began working in construction 15 years ago, it was just two years ago that Sebring resident, Eddie Little, tried his hand at wood working. With a focus on reclaimed materials, specifically pallets, he has begun a … read more.

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State, National and World News
Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:22PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted … read more.

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