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Man indicted for murder, dumping body in Everglades
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Michael Celello, 56, of Sebring has been indicted in the murder of his former roommate, 49-year-old Michael Ernest Cerillo. The grand jury handed down an indictment last week. … read more.
Habitat to dedicate Mason’s Ridge home
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Habitat for Humanity volunteers will dedicate a new home for a couple of health care providers. Robert Gallimore and Kathrine Little, both employed by Florida Hospital Heartland, will … read more.
Investigation of the investigation bogs down council
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Mayor Sharon Schuler said Monday night she is concerned city officials have begun an investigation of the investigation after the release of the final report in the … read more.
Community meeting to review Avon Park’s downtown vision
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — With the goal of developing a unified vision for the future of downtown Avon Park, three of the city’s boards will join together Aug. 4 in a … read more.
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Right on cue: Thakkar Family $10K donation to HLT well timed
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — In the theatre, timing can be everything. It can mean the difference between a line finding roaring laughter or the words falling flat. A late entrance can spoil a scene. The timing of a $10,000 donation to Highlands … read more.

Stars aligning for CountryFlo music festival
Mon  Jul 25 2016 04:14PM
LAKE WALES — For years, central Florida’s best-known event has been the 12 Hours of Sebring. Come November, however, it may be better known for 48 hours of music. The first CountryFlo Music and Camping Festival is set for Nov. … read more.

Local News Snapshots
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SWFWMD approves proposed millage rate The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) adopted a proposed FY2016-17 millage rate of 0.3317 mill, 4.9 percent lower than the current fiscal year. For the owner of a $150,000 home … read more.

Highlands horse has encephalitis
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Florida Department of Health has discovered a case of Eastern equine encephalitis in a Highlands County horse. For 2016, it’s the 15th horse in Florida to be reported with the virus, and the first for Highlands County. … read more.

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Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
Wed  Jul 27 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead … read more.

Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terrorism case
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro. The Federal Police said … read more.

Florida mourns again
Tue  Jul 26 2016 08:30AM
Two people are dead, including a 14-year-old boy and a Lehigh Senior High School basketball star, and up to 16 are injured following a deadly shooting early Monday morning during a party at Club Blu in Fort Myers. The Fort … read more.

Surgeon general: Precaution best method to fight Zika
Tue  Jul 26 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy toured a mosquito control facility in Orlando on Monday and said now is the time to start taking precautions … read more.

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