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Family : Adams was ‘doting’ mom
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:04PM
LAKE PLACID – The candles will be set. The gifts will be wrapped. The cake will be baked. Yet when Jacob Robbins blows out the four flickering flames set atop … read more.
Layoffs planned at Avon Park fire department
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:04PM
AVON PARK — Layoffs are being eyed for the Avon Park Fire Department to fill a $860,000 hole in the city’s budget. City Manager Julian Deleon confirmed Tuesday that major … read more.
Sheriff candidate Hunter jailed
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:37PM
SEBRING — Jason Hunter, a candidate for Highlands County Sheriff, has been arrested. Hunter was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning on a warrant charging him … read more.
Online fundraiser set up to help Pollitt family
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
AVON PARK — By all accounts, Donnie Pollitt of Avon Park not only provided well for his immediate family, but also provided for extended family, as well. “This has been … read more.
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County keeps fuel, clerk’s IT local
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — County Commissioners told staff Tuesday that despite any short-term cost for fuel, they prefer to have a local vendor in case of emergencies. Essentially, it was a “no” vote against a recommendation by Purchasing Agent Danielle Gilbert to … read more.

Bean: God ‘made me Wyatt Earp of county’
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING – Bobbie Bean says he is on a mission from God. The outspoken, controversial anti-bullying advocate and candidate for Highlands County sheriff told the New-Sun on Wednesday he has been tasked by the almighty to bully with a purpose. … read more.

Argument ends in gunfire
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — What began as an argument over a woman ended in gunfire Tuesday evening in Highway Park. One person — a 21-year-old Lake Placid man — was injured in the exchange, according to reports by the sheriff’s office. … read more.

Dog beating video prompts investigation
Sun  Aug 30 2015 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has opened an animal abuse investigation after video showing a woman beating and kicking a medium-sized dog outside a Sebring apartment complex was posted to Facebook. According to sheriff’s spokesperson Nell Hays, charges … read more.

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State, National and World News
Photographer describes ‘scream’ of migrant boy’s ‘silent body’
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
(CNN) — Nilufer Demir was crossing a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, on Wednesday when she saw him: a small boy in a red T-shirt, blue pants and black shoes, lying face-down in the sand. Waves lapped at his lifeless face. … read more.

Theater shooter received supportive letters, money in jail
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
DENVER (AP) — Strangers from across the world sent Colorado theater shooter James Holmes money, photos and supportive letters during his three years in a county jail. Prosecutors this week released 200 pages worth of mail sent to Holmes in … read more.

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law … read more.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous … read more.

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