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Sebring man, 31, dies when motorcycle runs into grove
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a citrus grove early Saturday morning. Wesley Hair, 31, of Sebring, died when his motorcycle veered off southbound … read more.
Grimsley: Veto of lighting funds was ‘punitive’
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of $1 million in funding for traffic safety lighting along U.S. 27 in Sebring was political retribution for the Florida Senate not supporting his … read more.
Crop duster moved to hangar
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The crop duster accused of causing a chemical spill at the Avon Park Municipal Airport has been moved off the tarmac and into a hangar. Ag Flying … read more.
More progress: Harder Hall rezoning hearing set for July 14
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Anyone interested in the redevelopment of Harder Hall will have two weeks to get ready for the rezoning hearing on July 14. City officials said the hearing will … read more.
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Stephenson to step down as Raceway chief
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Tres Stephenson has announced that the end of March 2016 will be his last day with the Sebring International Raceway. He said he plans to work through one more running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring … read more.

Boys & Girls Club now leaking
Wed  Jul 1 2015 07:58AM
SEBRING — Before officials with the Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County can even start renovating its now-closed emporium, they need a new roof. Executive Director Woodraun Wright said Monday, during a rainy afternoon, that what started as a … read more.

Veterans with PTSD don’t do well with fireworks
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ask any veteran about post-traumatic stress disorder, and they’ll say loud noises are a problem. Yet twice a year, neighbors go outside and shoot fireworks in their yards and streets near veterans’ homes, with no idea they may … read more.

Shoop: ‘Great things’ going on in downtown Sebring
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — Mayor John Shoop said “a lot of great things” are going on and that he has “such a good feeling” about Sebring. Shoop was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s “What’s Up Downtown?” meeting at Highlands Little Theatre. He … read more.

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Man who saved hundreds from Holocaust dies
Wed  Jul 1 2015 10:10PM
LONDON—Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106, British media reported. Winston organized the rescue of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in the months before World War II broke out … read more.

US, Cuba turn the page
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For … read more.

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida, Macy’s dump Donald Trump
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They’re the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants. … read more.

Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after campaign
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire former businessman who dipped into his own fortune last year to help his re-election campaign, continues to get wealthier. Scott filed annual financial disclosure forms with the state late Tuesday showing his … read more.

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