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Man wrecks, accidentally shoots self
Sat  Jul 4 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — David Z. Mason of Sebring did not have a good day Thursday: He had a wreck, and then accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was taken to … read more.
Wicked Wednesday weather this way came
Sat  Jul 4 2015 07:58AM
AVON PARK – Residents around Lake Lillian got a reminder Wednesday night that – hurricanes or not – summertime weather in the Sunshine State can pack quite a punch. Trees … read more.
County coming up $4.6M short
Sat  Jul 4 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — County commissioners will have their first look at the proposed 2015-16 and 2016-17 recommended budgets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The county’s budget for 2015-16 is $139.5 million — … read more.
One injured in Thursday rollover
Sat  Jul 4 2015 07:58AM
AVON PARK — One person was injured Thursday just before noon when his vehicle rolled over after being struck by a car that ran a stop sign. Jimmy Saint Louis, … read more.
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Teachers to enter salary talks July 13
Sat  Jul 4 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING – Highlands County’s teachers will square off with district school officials at the bargaining table July 13 to negotiate salaries for the academic year that just ended. “This is confusing because we are actually negotiating the salary for the … read more.

Sebring to have budget workshop Monday
Sat  Jul 4 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING —The Sebring City Council will hold its first workshop on the 2015-16 budget at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 368 S. Commerce Ave. City Administrator Scott Noethlich hadn’t seen the final budget as of Thursday morning. Noethlich said … read more.


Sat  Jul 4 2015 07:58AM
Haas to speak to Republicans SEBRING — The Highlands County Republican Party will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9 at the Elks Lodge (corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard). Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. and the … read more.

2 injured in Thursday smash-up at College Drive
Sat  Jul 4 2015 07:58AM
AVON PARK – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle smash-up near the entrance to South Florida State College early Thursday afternoon. According to Highlands County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nell Hays, the lunch-rush collision was reported at 1:04 p.m. after … read more.

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State, National and World News
America celebrates
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:24PM
Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations: Music on national mall Heavy … read more.

McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan withdrawal
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:24PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to draw down U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country’s capital. The Republican told … read more.

Girl dies when sturgeon jumps into boat
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:24PM
LAKE CITY, Fla. — A 5-year-old Florida girl died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River and struck her. Wildlife officials said Jaylon Rippy died after being struck Thursday night. Her mother and 9-year-old brother were … read more.

Matt Stonie outgobbles Chestnut in Coney Island hot dog contest
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:24PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey “Jaws” Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory. … read more.

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