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News-Sun wins 6 awards in Florida Press contest
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – The News-Sun took home six awards Friday at the annual conference of the Florida Press Association at Orlando. Accepting the awards – that included first-place honors for education … read more.
DJJ says Youth Academy is effective
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Through a few information outlets, Department of Juvenile Justice officials have defended the practice of “normalization” as a means of rehabilitating juvenile offenders. In its report issued earlier … read more.
Millage rate, fire department staffing on tap for Sebring budget workshop Monday
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Sebring City Council will hold a special meeting on the tentative proposed general fund budget for 2015-16 at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 27. The purpose of the … read more.

Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID – A welder’s torch is to blame for a fertilizer fire Tuesday at Howard Fertilizer that forced wide-scale road closures as toxic fumes billowed into the evening sky. … read more.
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Sebring council approves upgrade to Military Sea Services Museum
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Military Sea Services Museum received the blessing of the Sebring City Council to construct a small addition to the building on Roseland Avenue. The council voted 3-0 during Tuesday night’s meeting to let the museum start planning … read more.

Caladium Capital ready to shine
Wed  Jul 22 2015 08:00AM
LAKE PLACID — The 25th annual Caladium Festival kicks off this Friday and runs through Sunday. For a quarter of a century, visitors have enjoyed the myriad of colors of caladiums, art, food and music. This weekend will prove to … read more.

Flowers retires after 32 years in public service
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — David Flowers has done a little of everything in public service: Volunteer firefighter, sheriff’s deputy, city councilman, county commissioner and county facilities manager, as well as a volunteer in community and civic events. Now he’d like to try … read more.

Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
‘The Show Must Go On!’ at Circle Theatre SEBRING – The Champion for Children Circle Theatre in partnership with Moore Performing Arts will be presenting “The Show Must Go On” at 7 p.m. July 28-30. The show is the culmination … read more.

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America more diverse, less wealthy
Mon  Jul 27 2015 10:35PM
NEW YORK (CNN) — The numbers seem to tell a pretty clear story. The typical American family is poorer than it was 25 years ago. Median family wealth has dropped to $81,450, a nearly 5 percent decline since 1989, according … read more.

Chinese plunge sends global markets lower
Tue  Jul 28 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The worst drop in China’s stock market in eight years helped drag down other markets around the world Monday. The tough day follows declines in U.S. markets last week, when the three major indexes fell more … read more.

50 cent bet at Saratoga wins half a million
Mon  Jul 27 2015 10:35PM
NEW YORK (CNN) —Talk about long odds — A 50 cent bet netted a New Jersey gambler nearly half a million bucks on Saturday in Saratoga. The gambler, who has not been named, placed the tiny Pick Five bet online … read more.

US, Turkey plan for ‘safe zone’ free of ISIS in Syria
Tue  Jul 28 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of … read more.

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