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Sebring man dies in Wednesday plane crash
Wed  Aug 24 2016 03:34PM
LORIDA — One person is dead following a plane crash early Wednesday morning. The crash, involving what was described as a small plane, occurred in a rural section of Lorida … read more.
Longtime school board member Turnbull dies at 84
Fri  Aug 26 2016 01:13PM
AVON PARK — School Board Member Donna Howerton said she lost a both a mentor and a friend with the passing of Margaret Turnbull, who died Wednesday morning at the … read more.
HLT family mourns passing of longtime backer Kuznarik
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The acting community is mourning the passing of one its most fervent champions. Shirley Kuznarik, a behind-the-scenes leader at Highlands Little Theatre and a fixture at the acting … read more.
AP council holds closed-door session to discuss fire union negotiations
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The city council held a closed door session Monday night to discuss the status of ongoing labor negotiations with the union representing the Avon Park Fire Department. … read more.
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County to talk garbage Sept. 6
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — To clarify the future cost of garbage and curbside recycling collection, county commissioners have scheduled a public hearing at 9 a.m. Sept. 6. It was rescheduled from a hearing on Aug. 16, thanks to a computer error that … read more.

Miller believed in giving back
Wed  Aug 24 2016 12:41PM
SEBRING — Richard E. “Dick” Miller said if health had allowed, he would have stayed on the Sun ‘N Lake of Sebring Board of Supervisors. He resigned in early June to battle lung cancer, but died last Tuesday at the … read more.

Kenilworth condemned
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Kenilworth Lodge, the downtown Sebring landmark that this year celebrated its centennial, has been condemned by the City of Sebring. The bungalows to the rear of the hotel and the neighboring Palm Diner and Stewart Construction buildings … read more.

Memorial Elementary to re-open Wednesday
Tue  Aug 23 2016 04:52PM
AVON PARK — Power has been restored to Memorial Elementary School. Students and staff are expected to return Wednesday for the regularly scheduled school day. “There will be school tomorrow,” Cathy Davidson, an administrative assistant in the superintendent’s office, told … read more.

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Judge who saw escape of Florida murder suspect stays on case
Thu  Aug 25 2016 09:22PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge who watched the escape of a murder suspect from his courtroom says he intends to stay on the case even though he might be on a defense witness list. Broward Circuit Judge … read more.

Couple loses suit to end town ban on front yard gardens
Fri  Aug 26 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida couple has lost a lawsuit seeking to overturn a town’s ban on front yard vegetable gardens. A Miami-Dade County judge on Thursday upheld a Miami Shores zoning ordinance prohibiting such gardens. Hermine Rickets and … read more.

Virginia boy drowns while vacationing in Florida with family
Thu  Aug 25 2016 09:21PM
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a 14-year-old Virginia boy drowned while vacationing with his family in the Florida Panhandle. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Ted Pecot told the Northwest Florida Daily News Joquis Levano of Centreville, Virginia, died Wednesday … read more.

Florida Army vet gets Purple Heart 66 years after injury
Thu  Aug 25 2016 09:21PM
PARKER, Fla. (AP) — It took 66 years, but Joe Hutchinson finally got his Purple Heart. In August 1950, the Army veteran was wounded by shrapnel while serving in Korea. The belated recognition came Wednesday, thanks to the efforts George … read more.

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