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Schuler cleared in N-word probe; Deleon, Lister failed polygraphs
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Mayor Sharon Schuler did not use the N-word. The finding was delivered Monday evening in one of the most dramatic meetings of the city council in Avon … read more.
Group: 3 fire stations should have paid staff
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Advisors for the Highlands County Commission have recommended the county establish paid firefighter positions at least three stations through a hybrid paid/volunteer plan. The vote was not unanimous. … read more.
Camp picked to replace Miller at SNL
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sun ‘N Lake supervisors picked Mark Camp to sit in for the rest of Richard Miller’s term this year. The decision came as part of a nearly six-hour … read more.
Start with an apology ...
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Mayor Sharon Schuler has been maligned. She has had her reputation questioned and her name dragged through the mud after being accused of using the N-word in connection with city … read more.
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Pride flows freely at fountain event held on Avon Park’s Mile-Long Mall
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Hundreds of events have graced Avon Park’s famous Mile Long Mall in its history. On Saturday a new chapter in the history was written in an event held under the Pride Flag — the international sign of … read more.

Turkey turnover
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Mike Reark summed up the reason for selling the Wild Turkey Tavern simply and succinctly: “It’s time.” He and his wife, Kay Reark, have sold the landmark Avon Park restaurant and bar, at 2751 U.S. 27 S., which they have … read more.

A hero who draws a smile from those in pain
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Donna Wilson is unique among volunteers. Born in 1965, two months premature with spinal meningitis, she has endured 19 shunt procedures to remove fluid from her brain and redirects it to her abdomen over the year. If anyone … read more.

Finding wanderers: System will help locate those with dementia
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — Once, on a 22-degree February night in Quincy, Mass., a 55-year-old man reported his grandmother wandered off. An hour into the search, he mentioned her safety bracelet. Aghast that he took so long to mention it, officers turned … read more.

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State, National and World News
Lawmakers promise to complete rescue package for Puerto Rico
Tue  Jun 28 2016 10:34PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican and Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to complete a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico before a $2 billion debt payment comes due on Friday. “Failure is really not an option,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, … read more.

3 missing, 1 injured in head-on train collision in Texas
Tue  Jun 28 2016 10:34PM
DALLAS (AP) — Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area. … read more.

Suspected IS suicide bombers kill dozens at Istanbul airport
Tue  Jun 28 2016 10:34PM
ISTANBUL (AP) — Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 36 were dead … read more.

Gunman shoots 1 at downtown Denver building; kills self
Tue  Jun 28 2016 10:34PM
DENVER (AP) — A gunman walked into a busy downtown Denver office building and shot a person multiple times before turning the gun on himself, police said Tuesday. The gunman was found dead when SWAT officers arrived, police spokesman Doug … read more.

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