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Early start: Several local stores open on Thanksgiving Day
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:31AM
SEBRING — The serious shopper can get started on that Christmas gift list hours before cooking the Thanksgiving turkey as some area stores will be open early Thursday. Kmart at … read more.
Embracing a new vision
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:31AM
These are exciting times for the Lake Placid News-Journal, and exciting times for our hometown. Yes, it’s true the familiar Lake Placid office has been consolidated with our sister newspapers … read more.
More veterans get Thanksgiving this year
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Veterans usually don’t ask for much, especially not Thanksgiving dinner. More of them may get that dinner this year from donations to the Highlands County Veterans Services Office, … read more.
Locals weigh in on Ferguson jury decision
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
In the aftermath of a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., those who will speak about … read more.
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McDonald’s catches fire twice
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING -- McDonald’s south in Sebring caught fire twice Wednesday and had to shut down until repairs coud be made. The first fire took place between 7:30-8 a.m., said Sebring Fire Chief Brad Batz. and took out ducts, water lines, … read more.

AFC recognizes SFSC for excellence, leadership
Sun  Nov 23 2014 08:30AM
South Florida State College garnered awards and recognition for its commitment to furthering the college system and its students during the 65th annual Association of Florida Colleges convention in Sandestin. During the Oct. 29-31 convention, President Emeritus Dr. Norman L. … read more.

Weeks fired from IDA/EDC
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Steve Weeks has been fired as executive director of the Industrial Development Authority/Economic Development Commission. The Highlands County IDA/EDC Board of Directors voted to terminate Weeks during their 7:30 a.m. meeting Wednesday, effective immediately. Donna Doubleday, board chair, … read more.

2 historic hotels may be sold soon
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING –– It has been rumored for some time that a developer is interested in renovating both the Nan-Cess-O-Wee and Santa Rosa hotels in Sebring. He reportedly has been performing due diligence on the properties for the past several weeks … read more.

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US stock market inches to record
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market eked out another record close on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy and some corporate earnings. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in … read more.

Obama pardons Mac and Cheese
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table. In the spirit of the holiday, Obama on Wednesday took … read more.

Snowstorm hampers travel
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
MINEOLA, N.Y. — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. By … read more.

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. Weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the Labor Department said … read more.

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