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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
Traveling model railroad display returns to mall
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — The Sebring Model Railroad Club will return with its large traveling display to the Lakeshore Mall this weekend, and encourages the public to bring its own trains to run. The display will be open to the public Sept. … read more.

Florida Fish and Wildlife preaching turtle friendliness
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
With kids back in school, it’s a good time for families to sit down together to learn about the sea turtles nesting on Florida beaches, and ways to keep them safe. Sea turtle nesting season in Florida lasts through October … read more.

Traveling model railroad display returns to the mall
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Sebring Model Railroad Club will return with its large traveling display to the Lakeshore Mall this weekend, and encourages the public to bring its own trains to run. The display will be open to the public Sept. … read more.

New standards improve quality and safety for child care in Florida
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently announced new quality and safety standards aimed at providing for higher quality care and safer environments for millions of children, including our youngest learners. The … read more.

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State, National and World News
Pies raise $6,000 for Links2Success
Wed  Sep 28 2016 02:45PM
For the third year in a row, Links2Success participated in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge. The online fundraising campaign lasted exactly 24 hours. The Giving Challenge is an initiative that strives to spotlight non-profit organizations and demonstrate … read more.

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.

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