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City eyes cameras at Veterans Beach
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
The Sebring City Council wants to change where the next security cameras in public parks will be installed. During Tuesday night’s meeting, Councilman Mark Stewart said he would like to … read more.
Grimsley: Sales tax hike is ‘best bet’
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Passing a half-cent sales tax may be the only option left to raise funds critical to stabilizing the county’s crumbling school infrastructure, according to State Senator Denise Grimsley. … read more.
Pigman praises state response to Zika virus outbreak
Sun  Feb 7 2016 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Dr. Cary Pigman said he is hopeful Gov. Rick Scott’s response plan to the outbreak of the Zika virus in four coastal communities will yield the information clinicians … read more.
Man charged with drugs, sex with minor
Fri  Feb 5 2016 04:27PM
SEBRING — A missing 13-year-old girl’s visit to the hospital led deputies to arrest and charge a 23-year-old man with lewd and lascivious behavior. Deputies also charged Anthony Pearson of … read more.
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Three charged with breaking into diner
Sat  Feb 6 2016 08:02AM
AVON PARK — Two teenagers are facing burglary, theft and evidence tampering charges after allegedly breaking into a diner to steal cash. Cole Storm Ellis, 19, and Tristan Drue Kiker, 18, of Avon Park, and 16-year-old Eric Ray Barfield of … read more.

Recycling rehashed: County, company say solution not far away
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Both county administration and solid waste hauler representatives said Tuesday they are close to resolving a proposed recycling contract. They just haven’t gotten there yet. “I hope to get it done today,” said Jim Wheatley of Progressive Waste … read more.

Airport CRA extends sunset date
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Successful civic and industrial expansion has spawned some reorganization in both Avon Park and Sebring. Sebring Regional Airport asked for and got an extension of its Community Redevelopment Agency timeline from 2026 to 2045 at Tuesday’s county commission … read more.

Marshall: County commission doesn’t respect constituents
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Tonya Marshall wants county commissioners to be grateful and respectful to those who elected them. One of the main reasons she decided to run for County Commission District 1 came after watching a debate in a commission … read more.

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State, National and World News
Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:26PM
BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter … read more.

Gwyneth Paltrow tearfully testifies against accused stalker
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:24PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he wrote upsetting letters discussing her death and his intention to marry her and also sent her pornography and unsolicited gifts. … read more.

WWII vet begins journey to reunite with wartime girlfriend
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:22PM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart. It will take Norwood Thomas, who boarded a plane Sunday from … read more.

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:20PM
LONDON (AP) — A winter storm with hurricane-force winds and huge waves battered Britain’s coastline Monday, cutting power to thousands and disrupting travel across the country. More than 15,000 homes were without power as Storm Imogen hit Ireland, Wales and … read more.

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