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County plans capital costs
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — With an influx of $16.5 million from a recent loan and a renewed infrastructure sales tax, county officials are trying to ensure they cover all capital needs in … read more.
Man charged with killing deer out of season
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — A local man went deer hunting last weekend. The only problem: It’s not deer season. Now Alexandro Rodriguez Jr. of Lake Placid, who just turned 33 on … read more.
Sheriff trims $645K to help budget
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — When Commissioner Don Elwell asked Sheriff Susan Benton Tuesday if she had any more money she could cut from her budget, she flatly said, “No, sir.” She had … read more.
Gun Rack bringing firepower to Circle
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Being an outdoorsman, a firearms enthusiast and having experience working for a gun dealer could be helpful to Daniel Barber as he ventures into store ownership. The opportunity … read more.
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Much more than serving soft drinks and pretzels
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Attending the United Airlines flight attendant graduation of class 1520 was an eye opening experience. I was able to interview Wayne Wooden, the senior manager of inflight training for United Airlines, the inflight training instructors and the recent graduates of … read more.

Council wastes little time cutting Sebring tax rates
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — During a special meeting on Monday, the Sebring City Council voted to 5-0 to establish the proposed millage rate of 4.81 that is reflected in the tentative general fund budget for 2015-16. The property taxes will be $4.81 … read more.

Wal-Mart cashier charged with skimming almost $1K
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A Wal-Mart cashier is facing grand theft charges after allegedly helping herself to the money in her register drawer. According to arrest reports, Jarnika Shalon Gilbert, 22, of the 1500 block of Sam Asbury Ave. in Avon … read more.

News-Sun wins 6 awards in Florida Press contest
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – The News-Sun took home six awards Friday at the annual conference of the Florida Press Association at Orlando. Accepting the awards – that included first-place honors for education reporting and outdoor/recreation writing – was Publisher Romona Washington. The … read more.

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Stocks end higher
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate rise was imminent. A modest rebound in Chinese stocks also helped push the market … read more.

UN: Expect 11.2 billion people by 2100
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Move over: The world’s population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end … read more.

Trump lashes out at lawyer over breast pump break
Wed  Jul 29 2015 10:38PM
NEW YORK — Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at a female lawyer whom he had called “disgusting” several years ago for requesting a break to pump breast milk in the middle of a deposition, calling her a “vicious, horrible person.” … read more.

Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
Thu  Jul 30 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance. “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of … read more.

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