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Home of the bravest
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — They stand at attention, much like those who served. By next March, local veterans, officials and volunteers hope to move the 23 stone markers at the county’s Veterans … read more.
Food fight: Brantley, parent spar in heated discussion over lunch rate hike
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — A parent upset at the quality of food at local schools sparred with school board members Tuesday night during discussion of a proposal to raise school lunch prices … read more.
Former SHS football star with link to Genpak murder nabbed in AP shootout
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Lawmen have collared a seventh suspect in connection to a shootout earlier this month at a “Stop the Violence” event in Avon Park. Duran Nathaniel Randolph, 19, … read more.
Citizen board to review spending of proposed half-cent sales tax revenue
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Heeding public calls for better financial accountability to taxpayers, The School Board of Highlands County on Tuesday set its seal of approval on the formation of a Citizen … read more.
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‘Visit Sebring’ suggested as focus of county’s tourism logo
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Mention Highlands County to someone outside the county, and they’ll ask where it is, unless you mention Sebring. That’s why some members of the Tourist Development Council want to change the tourism logo to “Visit Sebring,” but that’s … read more.

TDC helps SWAT, baseball events
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Tourist promoters approved a $5,000 grant on Thursday to bring in two youth baseball state tournaments, and $1,000 to bring in another youth event, run by the Strategic Weapons and Tactics teams competition. Tourist Development Council members cited … read more.

Veterans saluted
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Manor at Lake Jackson and Total Home Health partnered to honor veterans living in the assisted living facility at 2301 U.S. 27 South. Nine veterans from three conflicts were recognized for their service. Each veteran received a … read more.

Hit and run reward now $5,000
Fri  May 27 2016 03:34PM
AVON PARK — In their search for the driver who hit a toddler in Avon Park last month, Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information to $5,000. “Please call us, any information could be valuable in locating this vehicle … read more.

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Tampa company could be a model for real estate investors
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
TAMPA (AP) — Two years ago, a new Tampa company called RE-710 declared bankruptcy to halt foreclosure of nearly 50 homes it was renting out for thousands of dollars. The company was so new it didn’t have employees, equipment or … read more.

Two suspects shot in separate traffic stops
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
MIDDLEBURG (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were hospitalized after shootings during separate traffic stops. In an emailed statement, Clay County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Mary Justino said a shooting occurred during a traffic stop that Lt. Shawn Gordon initiated late … read more.

Land owned by family of Black Stallion writer sold
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
VENICE (AP) — A 2.5-acre undeveloped tract near Golden Beach in Venice once owned by bestselling writer Walter Farley has sold for $1.77 million. The Herald-Tribune reports that Southbridge Investments LLC bought the property from heirs Alice Patricia Farley, Walter … read more.

Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect
Tue  May 31 2016 01:19AM
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions … read more.

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