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HCSO: Man tried to run over deputies
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A Sebring man allegedly attempted to mow down two deputies in the parking lot of the Oak Tree Inn Motel with his truck Tuesday evening, prompting a … read more.
Standing tall for those in need
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
There are as many kinds of Unsung Heroes. Some see a community’s need and are driven to make a difference. Some have survived a trauma, like the loss of a … read more.
Costs keep piling up
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —In the last five years, Highlands County has started tracking the tonnage of illegally dumped garbage that county road crews have collected and taken to the landfill. The amounts … read more.
Dumping Cash
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County has contracted haulers that will pick up almost all types of garbage with a phone call from residents, but people still illegally dump their trash. “All … read more.
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Local News Snapshots
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
Relay for Life today in Avon Park AVON PARK — ‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ is the theme of the annual Avon Park Relay for Life that steps-off at noon Saturday, March 28 at the football field of Avon Park … read more.

‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ is theme for Relay For Life
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – ‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ is the theme of the annual Avon Park Relay for Life that steps-off at noon this Saturday at the football field of Avon Park High School. “We are going to have activities … read more.

Deleon forming Brickell Building advisory board
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – The City of Avon Park is considering forming a team of citizens and business owners to develop a master plan on how to best market the sale of the historic downtown Brickell Building. City Manager Julian Deleon … read more.

Man jailed over texted threats
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – A man was jailed this week after allegedly sending harassing texts to a woman. Louis Arno Huff, 28, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated stalking and contempt of court in violation of an injunction of protection for domestic … read more.

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State, National and World News
New rules on abortion could pass in Florida
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is considering several new measures to restrict abortions, including one with a strong chance of passage that calls for a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can undergo the procedure. That measure, House Bill 0633, … read more.

8 die when van plunges into Fla. canal
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
FORT PIERCE — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service. … read more.

Music festivals tell fans to leave selfie sticks at home
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can take your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re going to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The sticks are banned this year at the events in Indio, Calif., … read more.

Rhino rampages in Nepal city, killing 1, injuring several
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A wild rhino charged into a city in southern Nepal on Monday, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said. Attempts to force the … read more.

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