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Bed tax nets TDC nearly $400,000
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County has raised nearly $400,000 this year through the local option tourist tax. Tax Collector Eric T. Zwayer said Tuesday the 2 percent rate raised approximately $390,000 … read more.
AP trio arrested, charged with racketeering
Wed  Nov 25 2015 09:45AM
AVON PARK — State investigators have arrested two local men, a local woman and a Homestead woman for allegedly stealing hundreds of rent checks from Floridians. Florida Department of Law … read more.
Firefighters warn against turkey fires
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:00AM
SEBRING — Thursday brings a chance to give thanks for a big family, the big game on a flat screen and a big bird in the oven, but not a … read more.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Christmas is so close, you can smell scent of Frasier pine trees in the air. Members of the Lake Placid High School National Honors Society and Student … read more.
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Weekend car crash ends in fatality
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:00AM
LORIDA — A single car crash Friday evening ended in a fatality. Emergency personnel responded about 7:20 p.m. to a car crash involving a single white 1998 Ford Taurus on U.S. 98 just west of Pine Island Ranch Road. The … read more.

RPAC OKs basketball courts, revises restrooms
Sun  Nov 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sun ‘N Lake basketball players will get county help on fresh asphalt on their community court, but Lake Placid plans to revisit its design for restrooms. Town Administrator Phil Williams told members of the Recreation and Parks Advisory … read more.

New playground equipment set for Veterans Beach
Sun  Nov 22 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Public Works Director Ken Fields described the playground equipment at Veterans Beach as “past its useful life.” The Sebring City Council agreed with him and voted 5-0 during Tuesday night’s meeting to spend $55,169.69 for 11 playground pieces, … read more.

One dead after car crashes, ignites home
Sun  Nov 22 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a home igniting a blaze that consumed both the car and a mobile home early Friday morning in Leisure Lakes. “The deceased was burned beyond recognition,” said Danny … read more.

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Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:22PM
The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. At noon, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported the level … read more.

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:18PM
By NOUR YOUSSEF Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old … read more.

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:18PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD and RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda’s 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out … read more.

Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:00PM
By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside … read more.

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