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Man wrecks, accidentally shoots self
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — David Z. Mason of Sebring did not have a good day Thursday: He had a wreck, and then accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was taken to … read more.
Wicked Wednesday weather this way came
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Residents around Lake Lillian got a reminder Wednesday night that – hurricanes or not – summertime weather in the Sunshine State can pack quite a punch. Trees … read more.
County coming up $4.6M short
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — County commissioners will have their first look at the proposed 2015-16 and 2016-17 recommended budgets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The county’s budget for 2015-16 is $139.5 million — … read more.
One injured in Thursday rollover
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — One person was injured Thursday just before noon when his vehicle rolled over after being struck by a car that ran a stop sign. Jimmy Saint Louis, … read more.
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Teachers to enter salary talks July 13
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Highlands County’s teachers will square off with district school officials at the bargaining table July 13 to negotiate salaries for the academic year that just ended. “This is confusing because we are actually negotiating the salary for the … read more.

Sebring to have budget workshop Monday
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING —The Sebring City Council will hold its first workshop on the 2015-16 budget at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 368 S. Commerce Ave. City Administrator Scott Noethlich hadn’t seen the final budget as of Thursday morning. Noethlich said … read more.


Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
Haas to speak to Republicans SEBRING — The Highlands County Republican Party will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9 at the Elks Lodge (corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard). Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. and the … read more.

2 injured in Thursday smash-up at College Drive
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle smash-up near the entrance to South Florida State College early Thursday afternoon. According to Highlands County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nell Hays, the lunch-rush collision was reported at 1:04 p.m. after … read more.

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State, National and World News
Stocks slip amid global sell-off
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:00AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren’t as steep as many had feared. With time running out for … read more.

Throngs gather for pope in S. America
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:19AM
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador’s main port city Monday for Pope Francis’ first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America’s first pope returning … read more.

Frisco’s ‘sanctuary’ status under fire
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:00AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on … read more.

Islamic State regains control of Syrian town
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has regained control of a northern Syrian town captured by Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists and IS-linked social media outlets reported Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS fighters … read more.

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