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City approves 10th running of Heartland Triathlon
Sat  Apr 25 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — A good organizational plan, a lot of volunteers and a core group of dedicated people that are “like family” to Cherie Starr are factors she believes that have … read more.
City agrees to pay CCU late fees
Sat  Apr 25 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — The Sebring City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night for a revised agreement that settles an issue with the state regulatory commission involving fees owed by Country Club Utilities. … read more.
Deleon a finalist for Arcadia manager
Sat  Apr 25 2015 07:58AM
AVON PARK – Julian Deleon is a finalist for city manager’s job in Arcadia. Deleon, who has served as the top bureaucrat at the City of Avon Park for five … read more.
New law will help young rape victims
Sat  Apr 25 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — Florida lawmakers Wednesday made it easier for children to gather evidence on sexual battery. The Florida Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 7001, which allows those under 18 to … read more.
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Commissioners appoint TDC Board in 3-2 vote
Sat  Apr 25 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — It wasn’t unanimous, but commissioners chose four members for the Tourism Development Council board on Tuesday. Leila Currence, a current board member, was reappointed to another four-year term to represent owners/operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks and … read more.

Arson dog in running for hero award
Sat  Apr 25 2015 07:58AM
AVON PARK — Booker, who turned three at the end of January, is not only responsible for 30 fire investigations since that month, but may even get picked as a hero. That’s if you vote for her. Booker, a K-9 … read more.

A fortunate find: Rare Peter Powell Roberts paintings rescued on their way to the dump
Sat  Apr 25 2015 07:58AM
AVON PARK — Fate isn’t finished with the story of Peter Powell Roberts just yet, it seems. More than 100 of Roberts’ masterpieces were nearly lost to history before a chance meeting in a retirement home in 2012. Now, a … read more.

‘Peter Pan Jr.’ to fly into Circle Theatre April 30
Sat  Apr 25 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING – The Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County has once again partnered with Simple Acts United to bring the children of Highlands County to the stage, this time in “Peter Pan Jr.” The show opens April 30 and … read more.

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Medicaid schism endures
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate leaders weren’t backing off their opposing positions on Medicaid expansion Friday during tense budget negotiations leading into the final week of the Legislative session. But they did manage to find enough common ground to jump-start … read more.

Stocks rise on tech earnings
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for U.S. stocks, with the three major … read more.

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:19AM
MILAN (AP) — Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday. … read more.

Ukraine calls for arms supplies as Russian troops worry NATO
Sat  Apr 25 2015 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine urged its allies to send it weapons and accused rebels of persistent cease-fire violations as NATO warned about an increase in Russian troop movement both near and across the border. Russia said it was concerned about … read more.

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