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Schuler cleared in N-word probe; Deleon, Lister failed polygraphs
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Mayor Sharon Schuler did not use the N-word. The finding was delivered Monday evening in one of the most dramatic meetings of the city council in Avon … read more.
Group: 3 fire stations should have paid staff
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Advisors for the Highlands County Commission have recommended the county establish paid firefighter positions at least three stations through a hybrid paid/volunteer plan. The vote was not unanimous. … read more.
Camp picked to replace Miller at SNL
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sun ‘N Lake supervisors picked Mark Camp to sit in for the rest of Richard Miller’s term this year. The decision came as part of a nearly six-hour … read more.
Start with an apology ...
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Mayor Sharon Schuler has been maligned. She has had her reputation questioned and her name dragged through the mud after being accused of using the N-word in connection with city … read more.
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Pride flows freely at fountain event held on Avon Park’s Mile-Long Mall
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Hundreds of events have graced Avon Park’s famous Mile Long Mall in its history. On Saturday a new chapter in the history was written in an event held under the Pride Flag — the international sign of … read more.

Turkey turnover
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Mike Reark summed up the reason for selling the Wild Turkey Tavern simply and succinctly: “It’s time.” He and his wife, Kay Reark, have sold the landmark Avon Park restaurant and bar, at 2751 U.S. 27 S., which they have … read more.

A hero who draws a smile from those in pain
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Donna Wilson is unique among volunteers. Born in 1965, two months premature with spinal meningitis, she has endured 19 shunt procedures to remove fluid from her brain and redirects it to her abdomen over the year. If anyone … read more.

Finding wanderers: System will help locate those with dementia
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Once, on a 22-degree February night in Quincy, Mass., a 55-year-old man reported his grandmother wandered off. An hour into the search, he mentioned her safety bracelet. Aghast that he took so long to mention it, officers turned … read more.

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Wisconsin man accused of killing mother with sword committed
Wed  Jun 29 2016 10:42PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of decapitating his mother with a sword last year has been committed to a state mental hospital. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed with a psychiatrist’s report Wednesday that 41-year-old Matthew Skalitzky was … read more.

Woman shot by husband at Denver office building dies
Wed  Jun 29 2016 10:42PM
DENVER (AP) — A man who killed his estranged wife and himself at a busy downtown Denver office building had become increasingly mentally unstable and was banned from a local airport after he threatened to fly a plane into a … read more.

US stocks claw back half of ground lost post-British vote
Wed  Jun 29 2016 10:40PM
Banks and other financial companies led another broad surge in U.S. stocks Wednesday, turning the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index slightly positive for the year. It was the second rally in two days for … read more.

Sheriff: Texas woman shot daughters to make husband ‘suffer’
Wed  Jun 29 2016 10:40PM
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman who fatally shot her two daughters did not target her estranged husband because she “wanted him to suffer” the memory of their deaths, a sheriff said Wednesday. Christy Sheats, 42, “had ample time” on … read more.

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