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Early start: Several local stores open on Thanksgiving Day
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:31AM
SEBRING — The serious shopper can get started on that Christmas gift list hours before cooking the Thanksgiving turkey as some area stores will be open early Thursday. Kmart at … read more.
Embracing a new vision
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:31AM
These are exciting times for the Lake Placid News-Journal, and exciting times for our hometown. Yes, it’s true the familiar Lake Placid office has been consolidated with our sister newspapers … read more.
More veterans get Thanksgiving this year
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Veterans usually don’t ask for much, especially not Thanksgiving dinner. More of them may get that dinner this year from donations to the Highlands County Veterans Services Office, … read more.
Locals weigh in on Ferguson jury decision
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
In the aftermath of a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., those who will speak about … read more.
More Local News
McDonald’s catches fire twice
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING -- McDonald’s south in Sebring caught fire twice Wednesday and had to shut down until repairs coud be made. The first fire took place between 7:30-8 a.m., said Sebring Fire Chief Brad Batz. and took out ducts, water lines, … read more.

AFC recognizes SFSC for excellence, leadership
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
South Florida State College garnered awards and recognition for its commitment to furthering the college system and its students during the 65th annual Association of Florida Colleges convention in Sandestin. During the Oct. 29-31 convention, President Emeritus Dr. Norman L. … read more.

Weeks fired from IDA/EDC
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Steve Weeks has been fired as executive director of the Industrial Development Authority/Economic Development Commission. The Highlands County IDA/EDC Board of Directors voted to terminate Weeks during their 7:30 a.m. meeting Wednesday, effective immediately. Donna Doubleday, board chair, … read more.

2 historic hotels may be sold soon
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING –– It has been rumored for some time that a developer is interested in renovating both the Nan-Cess-O-Wee and Santa Rosa hotels in Sebring. He reportedly has been performing due diligence on the properties for the past several weeks … read more.

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State, National and World News
Grand jury focused on fatal ‘tussle’
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:19AM
FERGUSON, Mo. — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what … read more.

Ferguson simmers
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:19AM
FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything … read more.

Emotion, evidence spur anger in Ferguson
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:19AM
(AP) — Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. What was behind the wave of emotion? Why do so many refuse to accept … read more.

‘Wizard of Oz’ lion costume fetches $3M
Wed  Nov 26 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” and the piano from the movie “Casablanca” each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction. They were among Hollywood memorabilia offered … read more.

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