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Sun  May 1 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — Two years ago, Sue Batterbee Hinkley survived triple bypass surgery. Many people would sit back after that, focusing on themselves while keeping their feet up. Hinkley is not … read more.
Deputies arrest 4 teens on robbery charges
Sun  May 1 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — Law enforcement officers have arrested three Avon Park teenagers and a Lake Placid teen on armed robbery charges in two open investigations. Avon Park teens Tayten Solomon Hardy-Clunis, … read more.
HRTPO drafts local improvement plan
Sun  May 1 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — Regional transportation planners want public input on a draft plan to maintain traffic improvements over the next five years. On Wednesday, the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization board … read more.
TPO to rank roads for congestion, emergencies
Sun  May 1 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — The regional transportation planning board voted Wednesday to give greater weight to its 25-year plan to road capacity projects that relieve congestion and help with emergency evacuations. Heartland … read more.
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Sun  May 1 2016 01:00AM
Open house at RCMA campus AVON PARK — An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 2 on the campus of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) regional office at 100 Ernest E. Sims … read more.

Warren to head teachers’ union
Sun  May 1 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — Shawna Mae Lancaster Warren has been elected president of the union representing Highlands County’s more than 700 public school teachers. Warren, a science and history teacher at Avon Park Middle School, officially assumes the duties of president of … read more.

From peasant to graduate: SFSC commencement speaker has had a long road
Fri  Apr 29 2016 03:04PM
AVON PARK — Audrey May, who is set to graduate from South Florida State College on May 5, doesn’t like statistics. More to the point, mathematics was her weakest subject. But May knows enough about probability to realize hers was … read more.

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Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94
Sat  Apr 30 2016 10:06PM
By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan … read more.

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament
Sat  Apr 30 2016 10:06PM
By SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered … read more.

Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years
Sat  Apr 30 2016 10:04PM
By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy … read more.

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary
Sat  Apr 30 2016 10:04PM
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state’s Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said … read more.

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