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‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ is theme for Relay For Life
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – ‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ is the theme of the annual Avon Park Relay for Life that steps-off at noon this Saturday at the football field of … read more.
Airport owes city more than $780,000
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park Executive Airport owes the City of Avon Park more than $780,000. The debt — accumulated over a 10-year-period — includes $300,000 transferred from the … read more.
Humans mostly calm at Race, but animals are another story
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sebring International Raceway had to contend with not one, but two sprinters on the active track during the 63rd annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Fueled by … read more.
Brickell Building deal between city, APHA goes out with a whimper
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – The Brickell Building sale is officially dead, but it might have died in silence if not for a question asked at the end of Monday’s city council … read more.
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CRA looking to make downtown land development deal with builders
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency has a deal for local builders and it involves free land. The CRA and the City of Sebring are seeking proposals from licensed contractors and developers for the residential development of five city-owned … read more.

Race fans cautioned not to get beat by the heat
Sun  Mar 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Race officials have a new concern to contend with Saturday – the heat. “It’s hot, man,” Capt.Randy Labelle of the Highlands County Sheriff’s office said Friday. “The heat is definitely a concern out here.” With temperatures expected to … read more.

Sebring City Council passes pet poop law
Sun  Mar 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —Pet owners in Sebring need to watch what their animals are doing — or perhaps what they stop to do — on public property if they want to avoid possibly being fined. The Sebring City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday … read more.

Rough Riders present trophy to Sheriff
Sun  Mar 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Race fans may have seen or partied already with the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Rough Riders of Tampa at this year’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. The Rough Riders have a double-decker float near the flag pole … read more.

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State, National and World News
Citrus growers want change in federal tax law for write-offs
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Citrus growers are looking for a change in federal tax law that would allow them immediately to write off the cost of planting new citrus groves. Under a proposed change in the law, growers wouldn’t have … read more.

House bill would give tax break to gun buyers, club members
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Guns, gun rights and gun owners are getting plenty of attention in the Florida Legislature this year, including what may be some nice tax breaks. A tax cut package proposed in the state House would exempt … read more.

Florida may promote 3rd graders who fail standardized tests
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Amid continued backlash over Florida’s testing regimen, the state may stop holding back third grade students who fail the state’s standardized tests. If Florida lawmakers agree to the change, it would mark a major departure from … read more.

AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated … read more.

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