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Train stopped, gates down
Thu  Feb 16 2017 05:36PM
AVON PARK — A CSX Transportation train has stopped for an unknown reason near State Road 17, just north of Sebring. Public Information Officer Scott Dressel with the Highlands County … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands County Fair continues through Saturday
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Whether you’re interested in small adorable animals, death-defying rides, delicious foods, or all three, the Highlands County Fair has all that and more “There isn’t a better small … Find out how to read more online.
Model airplane club hosts ‘fun-fly’
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID –– All systems were go Saturday for members of the Lake Placid Aeromodelers Club for an open house and “fun-fly.” For club members it was a chance to … Find out how to read more online.
34th annual ‘Roaring 20s Festival’ a hit
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– The historic downtown district was the place to be Saturday as Circle Park was filled with people enjoying the fabulous Roaring 20’s Festival. Plenty of sunshine and a … Find out how to read more online.
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It’s fair time — give it a whirl
Thu  Feb 9 2017 10:48AM
SEBRING — Even if the ground is wet at the Highlands County Fair this year, leave your boots at home unless you want to wear them. George White, fair manager, said in past years, fairgoers walking to the midway got … Find out how to read more online.

Wood Crafters display beautiful creations at 20th annual show
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Eric Maron is president of the 38-member Highlands County Wood Crafters which hosted its 20th annual show Saturday at the Sebring Recreation Club. The show was a success, drawing hundreds of visitors. Featured were all sorts of crafters, … Find out how to read more online.

Palms Foundation hosts annual benevolent banquet
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Hundreds of dignitaries and guests were on hand Thursday evening, Feb. 9 when The Palms Foundation hosted its annual banquet to benefit the benevolent care fund to senior citizens and agencies in the community dedicated to care for … Find out how to read more online.

51st Arts, Crafts Country Fair ... the place to be this weekend
Thu  Feb 2 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID –– The 51st annual Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Country Fair will be the place to be Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4-5. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors from across the southeast will fill DeVane Park, along … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Florida looks to expand gun rights in wake of Pulse shooting
Tue  Feb 21 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans are more determined than ever to pass bills expanding gun rights in the wake of the deadly Pulse nightclub and Fort Lauderdale airport shootings. They say law-abiding gun owners should be allowed to take … read more.


Tue  Feb 21 2017 01:19AM
State prosecutors can seek death penalty despite questions TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida prosecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite a state Supreme Court ruling that found a new death penalty law unconstitutional. The court ruled Monday that … read more.

A month of Trump: Tweets and turmoil for the 45th president
Sat  Feb 18 2017 04:20PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump’s White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables … read more.

Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO
Sat  Feb 18 2017 04:19PM
MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will “hold Russia accountable” and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed … read more.

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