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County to buy mitigation land for Parkway skinks
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners had just decided after an hour-long discussion to buy land for skinks and get on with building Sebring Parkway Phase III when they hit a … read more.
HCSO says fake cop is trying to con motorists
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County’s Clerk of Courts have received two calls within 10 days of an alleged undercover officer pulling them over in an unmarked car and asking for cash … read more.
Rep. Eric Eisnaugle returns to his Sebring roots to deliver Lincoln Day address
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – The Grand Old Party’s annual Lincoln Day celebration doubled as a grand old homecoming Saturday night at the Chateau Elan as Rep. Eric Eisnaugle took to the podium … read more.
Murder suspect waives extradition hearing in N.Y.
Sun  May 17 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Murder suspect Jonathan Daniel Padron may soon be behind bars in Highlands County. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that Padron – who was captured Monday night … read more.
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2 charged with abusing toddler
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A couple is in jail after their 22-month-old was found with scars on her legs, a broken arm and burns on her mouth. Ernest Merancin, 25, is facing a child neglect charge while Tannica Latoya Courtney, 32, … read more.

Leaking roof delays new floor at rec center
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – A leaking roof has put a damper on the city’s plans for $80,000 in renovations at the Recreation Center. City Manager Julian Deleon informed the city council last week he was postponing the flooring renovation until he … read more.

Alan Jay, Chamber hand out scholarships
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Jomar Carrasquillo was named the winner of a $4,000 scholarship on Tuesday at the Island View Restaurant during the 22nd annual Scholarship Awards and Recognition Banquet sponsored by the Alan Jay Automotive Network and Greater Sebring Chamber of … read more.

FDOT to landscape southern stretch of U.S. 27 near LP
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to maintain landscaping that the Florida Department of Transportation will install on U.S. 27 south of Lake Placid as part of a $717,599 grant. There’s just no plan yet on how to pay … read more.

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Walmart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the nation’s largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. That means asking meat producers, eggs suppliers and others … read more.

Oil makes stocks slide slightly
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note. Major indexes fell from the start on Friday as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of … read more.

Oil pipeline leaks on rise
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation’s infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents. Since 2009, the annual number of … read more.

ISIS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
Sat  May 23 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The … read more.

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