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Monday Morning Nature Walks continue in March
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:18AM
SEBRING —The list of hikes for this season’s Monday Morning Nature Walks by Highlands Hammock will include a walk at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park and a walk at Seven … read more.
Unsung Hero: A family history of caring and sharing
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:16AM
LAKE PLACID — Unsung Heroes often run in generations. Take Eddie Mae Henderson, an acknowledged hero in the town of Lake Placid, but unknown in the rest of county. She … read more.
Sottile to run for sheriff
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:14AM
SEBRING — Bail bondsman James “Jimmy” Sottile has now become the second person to file paperwork as an official candidate for Highlands County Sheriff in 2016. He turned in paperwork … read more.
Chamber: No Ride the Race Track this year
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:12AM
SEBRING — Fans wanting a fast and thrilling glimpse of Sebring International Raceway won’t be able to do it this March. The Sebring Chamber of Commerce’s Ride the Race Track … read more.
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Friends, family gather and remember on Kaytlyn Cooper’s birthday
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING — Messages to Kaytlyn Cooper went up to the sky in honor of her birthday last week. She would have been 17; she died Oct. 1, 2014, from injuries after being hit by a car. Approximately 60 family and … read more.

Babson Park man charged after calves found in trunk
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:31AM
AVON PARK — A Babson Park man found himself in jail Sunday after deputies found he had three sides of veal in his trunk that were still mooing. Tyler Ryan Smeal, 18, of 586 Sunrise Drive in Babson Park, is … read more.

Airport’s wings may get clipped
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park Municipal Airport may soon find its wings clipped. The facility, which for years has plagued city officials with a stream of costly and often unbudgeted infrastructure projects, received yet another in a string of … read more.

Wine Walks will continue
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —The monthly Wine Walk in downtown Sebring is apparently going to continue. The status of the event was a topic for discussion during Tuesday’s “What’s Up Downtown?” meeting at the Yellow House Gallery. Casey Wohl, who helps the Sebring … read more.

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State, National and World News
Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo
Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local … read more.

World strawberry capital sours a bit on its trademark fruit
Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:19AM
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Some farmers in the strawberry capital of the world are souring on the fruits of their labor. Cold snaps, falling prices and worker shortages have combined to convince some farmers to scale back on strawberries, … read more.

Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago
Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:19AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday that Gaga did the plunge with more than … read more.

In Russia, dwindling opposition mourns Putin foe Nemtsov
Mon  Mar 2 2015 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not … read more.

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