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Sebring man, 31, dies when motorcycle runs into grove
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a citrus grove early Saturday morning. Wesley Hair, 31, of Sebring, died when his motorcycle veered off southbound … read more.
Grimsley: Veto of lighting funds was ‘punitive’
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of $1 million in funding for traffic safety lighting along U.S. 27 in Sebring was political retribution for the Florida Senate not supporting his … read more.
Crop duster moved to hangar
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The crop duster accused of causing a chemical spill at the Avon Park Municipal Airport has been moved off the tarmac and into a hangar. Ag Flying … read more.
More progress: Harder Hall rezoning hearing set for July 14
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Anyone interested in the redevelopment of Harder Hall will have two weeks to get ready for the rezoning hearing on July 14. City officials said the hearing will … read more.
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Stephenson to step down as Raceway chief
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Tres Stephenson has announced that the end of March 2016 will be his last day with the Sebring International Raceway. He said he plans to work through one more running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring … read more.

Boys & Girls Club needs new roof
Fri  Jul 3 2015 11:39AM
SEBRING — Before officials with the Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County can even start renovating its now-closed emporium, they need a new roof. Executive Director Woodraun Wright said Monday, during a rainy afternoon, that what started as a … read more.

Veterans with PTSD don’t do well with fireworks
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ask any veteran about post-traumatic stress disorder, and they’ll say loud noises are a problem. Yet twice a year, neighbors go outside and shoot fireworks in their yards and streets near veterans’ homes, with no idea they may … read more.

Shoop: ‘Great things’ going on in downtown Sebring
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Mayor John Shoop said “a lot of great things” are going on and that he has “such a good feeling” about Sebring. Shoop was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s “What’s Up Downtown?” meeting at Highlands Little Theatre. He … read more.

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US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested … read more.

N.Y. firefighter who responded to 9/11 wins $5 million lottery
Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM
NEW YORK (CNN) — New York City firefighter Carmelo Mercado retired after suffering lung ailments from his time working at ground zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A former member of Battalion 49 in Astoria, Queens, Mercado, 63, … read more.


Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM

Hope for jail release for doctor linked to Sen. Menendez
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez are hopeful he will be released from jail Thursday. Dr. Salomon Melgen’s defense team reached a tentative $18 million bond agreement … read more.

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