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HCSO: Man tried to run over deputies
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:00AM
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
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:00AM
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
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:00AM
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
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:00AM
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
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:00AM
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
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:00AM
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
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:00AM
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
Stocks close with slight gains
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday. Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst week for … read more.

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer … read more.

Suicidal co-pilot may have had hidden illness
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have kept … read more.

University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity’s national administration, the university’s … read more.

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