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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
Bill requiring unanimous verdict for death penalty advances
Tue  Feb 9 2016 09:47PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Legislation requiring a unanimous verdict from the jury to recommend the death penalty will head to the state Senate floor after passing a committee vote Monday. The Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee passed its version of a bill … read more.

Senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm
Tue  Feb 9 2016 09:47PM
MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Sen. Bill Nelson has called … read more.

2015 sets record for shark attacks
Tue  Feb 9 2016 09:47PM
GAINESVILLE (AP) — Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone. The Florida Museum of Natural History released the numbers Monday. Scientists say the previous record was 88 attacks in 2000. International … read more.

Glass art worth $25,000 recovered
Tue  Feb 9 2016 09:47PM
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — A piece of stolen glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 has been recovered. St. Petersburg police said in a news release that an employee of the Morean Arts Center discovered a … read more.

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