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Wild Game Dinner raises money to make community a better place to live
Thu  Dec 8 2016 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID –– The 30-plus members of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club hosted the annual “World Famous Wild Game Dinner” Saturday evening, nestled in an ancient oak hammock southeast … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands County Concert Band opens 40th season with ‘Christmas Sleigh Ride’
Thu  Dec 8 2016 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The Highlands County Concert Band celebrated its 40th season opener with a free holiday concert, “Christmas Sleigh Ride.” More than 420 music enthusiasts gathered in the Genesis … Find out how to read more online.
Parade welcomes Santa to Sebring
Thu  Dec 8 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING –– The streets of downtown Sebring were lined with chairs early as people claimed their favorite viewing spots along the Christmas parade route Friday evening. The yule march began … Find out how to read more online.
Silent auction set for community painting project
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The painting is finished and proudly sits in the window of the Off Circle Gallery on North Ridgewood Drive in downtown Sebring. The piece was completed by 46 … Find out how to read more online.
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Cookiefest lets kids explore holiday cooking
Thu  Dec 8 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING –– The fourth annual Cookiefest, hosted by Highlands Art League, is set for Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Visual Art Center behind the Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop at 1989 Lakeview Drive. The … Find out how to read more online.

Avon Park kicks off holiday season with annual parade
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK – Spectators from all age groups flocked to downtown Avon Park Monday evening for their annual Christmas parade. With the Avon Park parade being the first in the area, and the only Christmas parade before the month of … Find out how to read more online.

Guest of honor
Thu  Nov 24 2016 08:30AM
Highlands Sun correspondent Tom Meisenheimer was at the Oleoball Turkey Penitentiary in North Carolina, having been chosen by the warden to interview one of the gobbler inmates on death row. His name is Tom Turkey and is said to be … Find out how to read more online.

Nu-Hope celebrates expansion with ribbon cutting, family day
Thu  Dec 8 2016 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Nu-Hope Eldercare Services, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its newly-expanded thrift store at 103 S. Main Street on Friday and Saturday. After three years in the making, the expansion deserved a two-day celebration. Staff, board members … Find out how to read more online.

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Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:57PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation’s next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America’s second-largest state. The number of Texas kindergarten … read more.

A show, a trial and now the rerun in ‘Cops’ murder-for-hire
Thu  Dec 8 2016 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH — Dalia Dippolito either wanted a hit man to kill her newlywed husband, or she’s the victim of police trying to become famous on the “Cops” television show. Prosecutor Craig Williams told jurors in a straightforward, 10-minute … read more.

Former Eagle Scout set to be executed for Alabama killing
Thu  Dec 8 2016 01:19AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama man convicted of killing a store clerk is scheduled to be executed Thursday, but lawyers for the former Eagle Scout are urging it be blocked because a judge overrode a jury recommendation in imposing the … read more.

Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness
Thu  Dec 8 2016 01:19AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A survivor of last year’s massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room … read more.

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