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County plans capital costs
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — With an influx of $16.5 million from a recent loan and a renewed infrastructure sales tax, county officials are trying to ensure they cover all capital needs in … read more.
Man charged with killing deer out of season
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — A local man went deer hunting last weekend. The only problem: It’s not deer season. Now Alexandro Rodriguez Jr. of Lake Placid, who just turned 33 on … read more.
Sheriff trims $645K to help budget
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — When Commissioner Don Elwell asked Sheriff Susan Benton Tuesday if she had any more money she could cut from her budget, she flatly said, “No, sir.” She had … read more.
Gun Rack bringing firepower to Circle
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Being an outdoorsman, a firearms enthusiast and having experience working for a gun dealer could be helpful to Daniel Barber as he ventures into store ownership. The opportunity … read more.
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Much more than serving soft drinks and pretzels
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Attending the United Airlines flight attendant graduation of class 1520 was an eye opening experience. I was able to interview Wayne Wooden, the senior manager of inflight training for United Airlines, the inflight training instructors and the recent graduates of … read more.

Council wastes little time cutting Sebring tax rates
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — During a special meeting on Monday, the Sebring City Council voted to 5-0 to establish the proposed millage rate of 4.81 that is reflected in the tentative general fund budget for 2015-16. The property taxes will be $4.81 … read more.

Wal-Mart cashier charged with skimming almost $1K
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A Wal-Mart cashier is facing grand theft charges after allegedly helping herself to the money in her register drawer. According to arrest reports, Jarnika Shalon Gilbert, 22, of the 1500 block of Sam Asbury Ave. in Avon … read more.

News-Sun wins 6 awards in Florida Press contest
Sun  Jul 26 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – The News-Sun took home six awards Friday at the annual conference of the Florida Press Association at Orlando. Accepting the awards – that included first-place honors for education reporting and outdoor/recreation writing – was Publisher Romona Washington. The … read more.

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Trump continues to dangle 3rd party prospect
Wed  Jul 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won’t change — so long as he’s “treated fairly.” If not, the billionaire real-estate mogul and reality TV star could mount a third-party run … read more.

US indexes advance on earnings
Wed  Jul 29 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets advanced Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies. The recovery comes after five straight days of losses for U.S. indexes. It’s not … read more.

Family finds $1M in gold
Wed  Jul 29 2015 01:19AM
SEBASTIAN, Fla. — The night before her treasure-hunting family discovered $1 million worth of Spanish gold off central Florida’s Atlantic coast last month, Hillary Schmitt had a premonition they were going to find something big. “I’m like, ‘What is this … read more.

Coast Guard search for missing teens intensifies
Tue  Jul 28 2015 10:42PM
(CNN) — In the warm waters off Florida this time of year, the Coast Guard says, someone can survive four, maybe five days. Florida teens Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos have been missing since Friday — four days and counting. … read more.

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