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City eyes cameras at Veterans Beach
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
The Sebring City Council wants to change where the next security cameras in public parks will be installed. During Tuesday night’s meeting, Councilman Mark Stewart said he would like to … read more.
Grimsley: Sales tax hike is ‘best bet’
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Passing a half-cent sales tax may be the only option left to raise funds critical to stabilizing the county’s crumbling school infrastructure, according to State Senator Denise Grimsley. … read more.
Pigman praises state response to Zika virus outbreak
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Dr. Cary Pigman said he is hopeful Gov. Rick Scott’s response plan to the outbreak of the Zika virus in four coastal communities will yield the information clinicians … read more.
Man charged with drugs, sex with minor
Fri  Feb 5 2016 04:27PM
SEBRING — A missing 13-year-old girl’s visit to the hospital led deputies to arrest and charge a 23-year-old man with lewd and lascivious behavior. Deputies also charged Anthony Pearson of … read more.
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Three charged with breaking into diner
Sat  Feb 6 2016 08:02AM
AVON PARK — Two teenagers are facing burglary, theft and evidence tampering charges after allegedly breaking into a diner to steal cash. Cole Storm Ellis, 19, and Tristan Drue Kiker, 18, of Avon Park, and 16-year-old Eric Ray Barfield of … read more.

Recycling rehashed: County, company say solution not far away
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Both county administration and solid waste hauler representatives said Tuesday they are close to resolving a proposed recycling contract. They just haven’t gotten there yet. “I hope to get it done today,” said Jim Wheatley of Progressive Waste … read more.

Airport CRA extends sunset date
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Successful civic and industrial expansion has spawned some reorganization in both Avon Park and Sebring. Sebring Regional Airport asked for and got an extension of its Community Redevelopment Agency timeline from 2026 to 2045 at Tuesday’s county commission … read more.

Marshall: County commission doesn’t respect constituents
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Tonya Marshall wants county commissioners to be grateful and respectful to those who elected them. One of the main reasons she decided to run for County Commission District 1 came after watching a debate in a commission … read more.

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State, National and World News
Bill would put a stop to red-light cameras
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would bring the use of red-light cameras to a screeching halt received narrow support in a Senate committee Thursday after the sponsor argued cities and counties use the traffic enforcement devices to raise cash rather … read more.

UCF hit by data breach involving Social Security numbers
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — The University of Central Florida says a hacker has gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to former and current students and workers. UCF President John Hitt said Thursday in an online letter that school officials … read more.

Lottery winner must pay former boyfriend part of winnings
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
SANFORD (AP) — Jurors say a central Florida woman who won $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who had claimed he gave her the money to buy the ticket. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the … read more.

Central Florida man faces felony littering charge
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (AP) — A central Florida man is facing felony littering charges after a contracting firm hired by Seminole County spent nine hours cleaning more than 31 tons of trash from his home. Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alan … read more.

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