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Fansler: Despite being anti-bullying proponent, Bean likes to cyber-bully on Facebook
Wed  Aug 26 2015 11:41AM
LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid’s top cop has tagged the county’s most high-profile anti-bullying advocate as a cyber-bully after the lawman received online threats against his home. “I will burn … read more.
Volunteers keeping Capt. Ron’s open
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ronald Thomas, who owns Capt. Ron’s Mercantile in downtown Sebring, is out of the hospital and is now in a rehabilitation nursing home. That’s not the only good … read more.
Avon Park’s Turner a home run hero
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Lisa Turner’s dedication to Avon Park’s Dixie Youth Baseball program is an inspiration. Not only is she the secretary of the board, going on three years of … read more.
Commissioners pass affordable housing funding for AP project
Sun  Aug 23 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — County commissioners approved $321,000 of State Housing Initiative Program funds to help build Cornell Colony, a development of 44 affordable rental units in Avon Park. The project would … read more.
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Uninvited swimmer busted for meth
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A man found using a community pool without permission ended up charged with methamphetamine possession. Steven Keith Thompson, 53, of Anoka Avenue in Avon Park has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession … read more.

Budget tweaks keep fund balance near $3M
Sun  Aug 23 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — While the bad news is that Highlands County will still budget close to $3 million to cover possible cost overruns in the coming year, the good news is that’s all the county may have to pull from reserves. … read more.

Man charged with felony after moving woman, 67
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A man has been charged with battery on an elderly person — a felony — after he allegedly picked her up and movd her, according to arrest reports. Ryan Thomas Lowery, 40, of Sebring was charged after a … read more.

Man charged with armed threats
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sebring police got a call from a woman that a man who had threatened to kill her was allegedly on his way to her house to carry out his threat. When police arrived, the man allegedly called the … read more.

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Wall Street ends week peacefully
Fri  Aug 28 2015 10:20PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Well, that was exciting. Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note that suggested the worst may … read more.

Dominica prime minister says 20 dead following ‘Erika’
Fri  Aug 28 2015 10:20PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people on the small eastern Caribbean island of … read more.

Attack draws scrutiny to European railways
Fri  Aug 28 2015 10:20PM
PARIS (AP) — Europe’s rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world’s fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID. The … read more.

Ex-student acquitted of felony rape
Fri  Aug 28 2015 10:20PM
CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire jury on Friday convicted Owen Labrie of five counts — including statutory rape — in connection with the sexual assault of another student at a prestigious boarding school, but it acquitted him of more … read more.

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