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A busy Easter bunny will be hopping around the Highlands
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
HIGHLANDS COUNTY — The Easter season is drawing to a close Sunday, April 16 with the culmination of Easter Sunday. Countless numbers of Christians will celebrate Easter by going to … Find out how to read more online.
Champion for Children Foundation hosts retirement, transition celebration
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Comm-unity advocates and providers of human services gathered Thursday evening at the Champion for Children Foundation’s historic Circle Theatre to celebrate. It felt like a family reunion and … Find out how to read more online.
Easter egg hunt, fun day brings families to Henscratch Farms
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID –– Hundreds of youngsters from 6 months to 15 years old filed into Henscratch Farms last Saturday carrying their empty Easter baskets, hoping to collect lots of eggs. … Find out how to read more online.
Easter Bunny visits children, leaves sweet treats
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Thousands of eggs were evidence of the Easter Bunny’s visit to Memorial United Methodist Church early Saturday. The colorful eggs held sweet treats and prizes inside for … Find out how to read more online.
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Scores gather for Easter Sunrise Service on the Circle
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Easter Sunday morning dawned clear and bright with a bit of a chill in the air. Birds were chirping and people were gathering in Circle Park for the Easter Sunrise Service led by Pastor David Altman with Southside … Find out how to read more online.

‘Win, Lose or Die!’ coming to HLT stage
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — If you’re looking for something really fun and different to do, check out the upcoming event at Highlands Little Theatre (HLT). “Win, Lose or Die” will be on stage on Friday and Saturday evening, April 28-29. This is … Find out how to read more online.

‘Fate of the Furious’: Fate or a fast payday?
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
There aren’t a lot of movie franchises that get to an eighth installment, let alone are still engaging this far in. “Resident Evil” got to a sixth movie, but fizzled out by the fifth one. “Die Hard” had five and … Find out how to read more online.

‘Horticulture Tour of The Heartland’ A day of learning, food and friendly folks
Fri  Apr 21 2017 02:53PM
Part 1 of a two-part series to be continued next week. Guests at a day-long Horticulture Tour Of The Heartland visited five farms, enjoyed a steak lunch in the park and tasted wines at the Henscratch Farms country store on … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Duterte says he can be more brutal than terrorists
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that he could be “50 times” more brutal than Muslim militants who stage beheadings and said he could even “eat” the extremists if they’re captured alive by troops. Duterte has … read more.

Florida man convicted in fatal fight over gumbo spices
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing a restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot in a fight over gumbo spices has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Orlando Ricardo Thompson was found guilty Thursday in the … read more.

Mom, her boyfriend arrested after toddler is beaten
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
NORTH MIAMI (AP) — A North Miami man is in jail because police say he punched a toddler so hard she needed surgery. The girl’s mother is also jailed because police said she did nothing about it for days. The … read more.

Man, 71, faces attempted murder charge in stepson’s shooting
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
SANFORD (AP) — A 71-year-old Florida man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his step-son. The Orlando Sentinel reports that arrest records show Thomas Lathrop of Sanford shot 31-year-old Frank Fort on Saturday at the family … read more.

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