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Sat  Apr 30 2016 08:02AM
SEBRING — Two years ago, Sue Batterbee Hinkley survived triple bypass surgery. Many people would sit back after that, focusing on themselves while keeping their feet up. Hinkley is not … read more.
Deputies arrest 4 teens on robbery charges
Fri  Apr 29 2016 04:48PM
SEBRING — Law enforcement officers have arrested three Avon Park teenagers and a Lake Placid teen on armed robbery charges in two open investigations. Avon Park teens Tayten Solomon Hardy-Clunis, … read more.
HRTPO drafts local improvement plan
Sat  Apr 30 2016 08:02AM
SEBRING — Regional transportation planners want public input on a draft plan to maintain traffic improvements over the next five years. On Wednesday, the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization board … read more.
TPO to rank roads for congestion, emergencies
Sat  Apr 30 2016 08:02AM
SEBRING — The regional transportation planning board voted Wednesday to give greater weight to its 25-year plan to road capacity projects that relieve congestion and help with emergency evacuations. Heartland … read more.
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Open house at RCMA campus AVON PARK — An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 2 on the campus of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) regional office at 100 Ernest E. Sims … read more.

Warren to head teachers’ union
Sat  Apr 30 2016 08:02AM
SEBRING — Shawna Mae Lancaster Warren has been elected president of the union representing Highlands County’s more than 700 public school teachers. Warren, a science and history teacher at Avon Park Middle School, officially assumes the duties of president of … read more.

From peasant to graduate: SFSC commencement speaker has had a long road
Fri  Apr 29 2016 03:04PM
AVON PARK — Audrey May, who is set to graduate from South Florida State College on May 5, doesn’t like statistics. More to the point, mathematics was her weakest subject. But May knows enough about probability to realize hers was … read more.

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Girls use pillows as decoys to flee Florida foster facility
Sat  Apr 30 2016 01:19AM
BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Four girls placed pillows under their sheets to make it appear they were sleeping before apparently climbing out a window and scaling a 6-foot fence to flee a facility for foster children near Tampa, officials said … read more.

After several tries Florida finally gets new insurance chief
Sat  Apr 30 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida’s top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season. During an emergency meeting on Friday, … read more.

Pilot says he saw 1 of 2 missing teen fishermen
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A pilot who was part of a massive search to find two missing teen fishermen told investigators he’s positive he saw one floating on debris two days after their boat capsized. According to a report … read more.

Lawsuit: Tampa strip club owes dancers $3.7 million
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dancers and “door girls” have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they’re owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages. The lawsuit, filed April 20 in Hillsborough County Circuit Court, names … read more.

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