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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … read more.
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Battle of the Bands gears up
Thu  Feb 26 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — For the first time ever, Avon Park has a battle of the bands scheduled for early March. Organizer Anna Marie Feeney wants to make sure she has enough volunteers and vendors to make the event a big … read more.

Sebring teen missing almost two weeks
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring teenager has been missing for almost two weeks and both parents and deputies are seeking any clues to find her. Ellen Jean Bivens, 17-year-old white female, was reported missing at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 11. Details are … read more.

Former county commissioner Audrey Vickers dies
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Longtime news journalist and public servant Audrey Vickers died Friday. She was 80. Born Dec. 17, 1934, to Helen Sarah Morrison and William Richard Banks in Evergreen Park, Ill., she and her family moved to Coral Gables in 1940, and … read more.

Historical Society celebrates citrus industry’s storied past at gala
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The citrus industry, which for more than a hundred years has breathed life into the community of Avon Park, took center stage Saturday night at the Avon Park Historical Society’s annual banquet held at the Hotel Jacaranda. … read more.

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Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Thu  Feb 26 2015 01:49PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what’s called “net neutrality.” … read more.

Heat blamed for spray vaccine’s failure against swine flu
Thu  Feb 26 2015 01:49PM
ATLANTA (AP) — The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say they now know why it didn’t protect young children against swine flu — the doses got too warm. The spray FluMist works well for most … read more.

US says China is expanding its outposts in South China Sea
Thu  Feb 26 2015 01:49PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of national intelligence for the United States says China is expanding and accelerating its buildup of outposts in the South China Sea. James Clapper tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that those outposts now include … read more.

Boehner defends Netanyahu speech, rejects criticism
Thu  Feb 26 2015 01:49PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is defending the invitation to the Israeli prime minister to speak to Congress about Iran. The speaker also is rejecting criticism from National Security Adviser Susan Rice that the speech is “destructive” to … read more.

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