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Monday Morning Nature Walks continue in March
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:18AM
SEBRING —The list of hikes for this season’s Monday Morning Nature Walks by Highlands Hammock will include a walk at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park and a walk at Seven … read more.
Unsung Hero: A family history of caring and sharing
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:16AM
LAKE PLACID — Unsung Heroes often run in generations. Take Eddie Mae Henderson, an acknowledged hero in the town of Lake Placid, but unknown in the rest of county. She … read more.
Sottile to run for sheriff
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:14AM
SEBRING — Bail bondsman James “Jimmy” Sottile has now become the second person to file paperwork as an official candidate for Highlands County Sheriff in 2016. He turned in paperwork … read more.
Chamber: No Ride the Race Track this year
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:12AM
SEBRING — Fans wanting a fast and thrilling glimpse of Sebring International Raceway won’t be able to do it this March. The Sebring Chamber of Commerce’s Ride the Race Track … read more.
More Local News
Friends, family gather and remember on Kaytlyn Cooper’s birthday
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING — Messages to Kaytlyn Cooper went up to the sky in honor of her birthday last week. She would have been 17; she died Oct. 1, 2014, from injuries after being hit by a car. Approximately 60 family and … read more.

Babson Park man charged after calves found in trunk
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:31AM
AVON PARK — A Babson Park man found himself in jail Sunday after deputies found he had three sides of veal in his trunk that were still mooing. Tyler Ryan Smeal, 18, of 586 Sunrise Drive in Babson Park, is … read more.

Airport’s wings may get clipped
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park Municipal Airport may soon find its wings clipped. The facility, which for years has plagued city officials with a stream of costly and often unbudgeted infrastructure projects, received yet another in a string of … read more.

Wine Walks will continue
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —The monthly Wine Walk in downtown Sebring is apparently going to continue. The status of the event was a topic for discussion during Tuesday’s “What’s Up Downtown?” meeting at the Yellow House Gallery. Casey Wohl, who helps the Sebring … read more.

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State, National and World News
Lawmaker renews push to bring mega casinos
Mon  Mar 2 2015 10:22PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — South Florida could become home to two massive casinos, dog tracks could end live greyhound racing and slot machines could expand into other parts of the state under a mammoth gambling bill filed Monday. The measure filed … read more.

Spacecraft nears dwarf planet
Mon  Mar 2 2015 10:22PM
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet … read more.

Boston short of season snow record — for now
Mon  Mar 2 2015 10:22PM
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now. Sunday’s snowfall brought the city’s total to 103.9 inches. It needs … read more.

Netanyahu to address Congress today
Mon  Mar 2 2015 10:22PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand … read more.

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