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HCSO: Man tried to run over deputies
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A Sebring man allegedly attempted to mow down two deputies in the parking lot of the Oak Tree Inn Motel with his truck Tuesday evening, prompting a … read more.
Standing tall for those in need
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
There are as many kinds of Unsung Heroes. Some see a community’s need and are driven to make a difference. Some have survived a trauma, like the loss of a … read more.
Costs keep piling up
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —In the last five years, Highlands County has started tracking the tonnage of illegally dumped garbage that county road crews have collected and taken to the landfill. The amounts … read more.
Dumping Cash
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County has contracted haulers that will pick up almost all types of garbage with a phone call from residents, but people still illegally dump their trash. “All … read more.
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Local News Snapshots
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
Relay for Life today in Avon Park AVON PARK — ‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ is the theme of the annual Avon Park Relay for Life that steps-off at noon Saturday, March 28 at the football field of Avon Park … read more.

‘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 Avon Park High School. “We are going to have activities … read more.

Deleon forming Brickell Building advisory board
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – The City of Avon Park is considering forming a team of citizens and business owners to develop a master plan on how to best market the sale of the historic downtown Brickell Building. City Manager Julian Deleon … read more.

Man jailed over texted threats
Sun  Mar 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – A man was jailed this week after allegedly sending harassing texts to a woman. Louis Arno Huff, 28, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated stalking and contempt of court in violation of an injunction of protection for domestic … read more.

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State, National and World News
Delete, erase, shred
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Before delete keys on computers, there were paper shredders, erase buttons on tape recorders and trash cans. Think Oliver North … read more.

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation’s history. All the … read more.

Signs of discord at Iran nuke talks as deadline looms
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran’s top diplomat ahead of an … read more.

Who claims what in Cuba?
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
Soon after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island’s economy. But a look at long- unsettled claims for what was … read more.

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