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Cold front arriving this weekend
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sebring residents who have gotten comfortable with the affable weather conditions of recent months are in for a brutal awakening when a cold front with temperatures of 30 … read more.
Ag-Venture educates kids on farm life
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — The 15th annual Ag-Venture was staged Tuesday through Thursday at the Highlands County Fairgrounds, giving hundreds of third-grade students a first-hand look at agriculture and its importance in … read more.
15th annual Ag-Venture dinner, a tasty family tradition
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — The 15th annual Ag-Venture steak dinner was held Tuesday evening, offering grown-ups a sneak peek at the 14 interactive learning stations that gave Highlands County third-graders an up-close … read more.
Thriller Party set for Throwback Thursday
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Downtown merchants have opted to mix their monthly party with trick-or-treating this year. So instead of holding the traditional Halloween festivities on Friday, downtown businesses have decided they … read more.
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Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
Circle Thriller Party scheduled Thursday SEBRING — Historic Downtown Sebring is celebrating “Throwback Thursday” with a Circle Thriller Party for all ages from 5-8 p.m. Special Halloween celebrations include: • Trick or treat at Downtown Sebring merchants • Performance of … read more.

Lambert, Moreno honored by Florida Farm Bureau
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH — Two local young farmers received the state’s highest recognition for their outstanding agricultural operations. Corey Lambert, from Hardee County, was recognized with the Florida Farm Bureau 2014 Achievement in Agriculture Award. Lambert, a third generation ornamental … read more.

Sebring Expo announces featured speakers
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — In three short months, the 11th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will take aviation’s center stage, opening on Wednesday, Jan. 14 and closing on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Make plans now to warm up in the Florida sun … read more.

County awarded top financial honors
Fri  Oct 31 2014 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County has been awarded two prestigious certificates from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013. The first award was the Certificate of Achievement for … read more.

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Walmart tests matching prices with online rivals
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors … read more.

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers. The order sent Thursday makes 36 separate requests for information … read more.

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said. The development followed heavy overnight clashes … read more.

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. Back when the extremists took over the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, police Col. Mohammed Hassan was among … read more.

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