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Truck fire handled quickly
Tue  Sep 27 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — Firefighters quickly doused a black Chevrolet 2500 4x4 pickup that caught fire Monday morning at the corner of Valerie Boulevard and Grouper Drive. Neither of the two passengers … Find out how to read more online.
Geocachers find treasures at Highlands Hammock
Tue  Sep 27 2016 01:00AM
SEBRING — Geocaching came to Highlands Hammock State Park four years ago, Ruth Fletcher said. And it just coming back. The fourth annual Hide and Seek event happened Saturday. “We … Find out how to read more online.
Dee’s Place owner recognized with surprise celebration
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:44AM
SEBRING — What better way to thank a restaurant owner than with more food? Dee Andrews, owner of Dee’s Place in Sebring, was the recipient Saturday of Sonny’s BBQ Random … Find out how to read more online.
Music and ministry: Wacasters continue to spotlight
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:38AM
SEBRING — For six to seven months out of the year, the Wacaster family hits the road, bringing its brand of Christian country and Southern gospel music to churches, fairs, … Find out how to read more online.
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Eligible disabled veterans apply for free service dog
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:42AM
SEBRING — Heroes And Angels Inc., a 501 c(3) non-profit organization, has teamed up with PTSD4Vets to provide service dogs for qualifying disabled veterans of Highlands County. The group has received a $10,000 grant that will allow them to provide … Find out how to read more online.

2016 Champion for Children
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Among five outstanding child advocate finalists, one standout — Linda Robinson — was named the 2016 Champion for Children Thursday evening at the 17th Annual Judge Clifton M. Kelly Champion for Children Awards Gala. “I am excited and … Find out how to read more online.

Week In Review
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Here are some local headlines from last week: Robinson is 2016 Champion for Children winner SEBRING — Among five outstanding child advocate finalists, one standout — Linda Robinson — was named the 2016 Champion for Children Thursday evening at the … Find out how to read more online.

Two on short list to lead Enterprise Florida
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:42AM
TALLAHASSEE — A retired state Department of Transportation assistant secretary and a former adviser to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are the finalists to lead Florida’s public-private business recruitment agency. Michael Finney, who until October 2015 was Snyder’s senior economic growth … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:22PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted … read more.

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