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Man wrecks, accidentally shoots self
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — David Z. Mason of Sebring did not have a good day Thursday: He had a wreck, and then accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was taken to … read more.
Wicked Wednesday weather this way came
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Residents around Lake Lillian got a reminder Wednesday night that – hurricanes or not – summertime weather in the Sunshine State can pack quite a punch. Trees … read more.
County coming up $4.6M short
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — County commissioners will have their first look at the proposed 2015-16 and 2016-17 recommended budgets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The county’s budget for 2015-16 is $139.5 million — … read more.
One injured in Thursday rollover
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — One person was injured Thursday just before noon when his vehicle rolled over after being struck by a car that ran a stop sign. Jimmy Saint Louis, … read more.
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Teachers to enter salary talks July 13
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Highlands County’s teachers will square off with district school officials at the bargaining table July 13 to negotiate salaries for the academic year that just ended. “This is confusing because we are actually negotiating the salary for the … read more.

Sebring to have budget workshop Monday
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —The Sebring City Council will hold its first workshop on the 2015-16 budget at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 368 S. Commerce Ave. City Administrator Scott Noethlich hadn’t seen the final budget as of Thursday morning. Noethlich said … read more.

Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
Haas to speak to Republicans SEBRING — The Highlands County Republican Party will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9 at the Elks Lodge (corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard). Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. and the … read more.

2 injured in Thursday smash-up at College Drive
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle smash-up near the entrance to South Florida State College early Thursday afternoon. According to Highlands County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nell Hays, the lunch-rush collision was reported at 1:04 p.m. after … read more.

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’Piano Man’ Billy Joel is a married man
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
(CNN) — Musician Billy Joel has married his longtime girlfriend, Alexis Roderick. The couple surprised guests and exchanged vows at their annual July 4th party, according to Joel’s publicist, Claire Mercuri. This is Joel’s fourth marriage. Joel, 66, and Roderick, … read more.

Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man had used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after Jeremy Alcede lost ownership of his store in bankruptcy, a … read more.

Escapee David Sweat moved from hospital to prison
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
(CNN) — Escaped inmate David Sweat has been released from Albany Medical Center and is now incarcerated at the maximum security Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, New York, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community … read more.

Missing Tbilisi zoo tiger found dead 3 weeks after flooding
Sun  Jul 5 2015 01:57PM
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Workers cleaning up after the flood that destroyed the zoo in Georgia’s capital found the carcass of the last missing tiger on the grounds of a swimming complex. Tbilisi zoo director Zuraba Gurielidze told journalists that … read more.

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