Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

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Is there Facebook after death?

Is there Facebook after death?

SEBRING — Facebookers can compile highlights and, depending on how much they’ve shared (the social media was founded just 10 years ago), there could be movies, photo collections and diary entries.
Published: 10/01/14
New laws take effect today

New laws take effect today

SEBRING — Laws targeting sex offenders, human traffickers and burglars, among others, will take effect today.
Published: 10/01/14

Avon Park gears up for annual Oktoberfest

AVON PARK — The seventh Annual Avon Park Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Mainstreet CRA, and will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and Museum Avenue in downtown Avon Park.
Published: 10/01/14
Heavy rains impacting some ag businesses

Heavy rains impacting some ag businesses

SEBRING — The plentiful late season rains while welcomed by many has created problems for some ag businesses including a dairy farmer who reported losing a few animals due to wet and muddy conditions.
Published: 09/30/14
Study: Recessions can thwart motherhood

Study: Recessions can thwart motherhood

NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?
Published: 09/30/14
Six months after fire, boat manufacturer up and running

Six months after fire, boat manufacturer up and running

SEBRING — Six months ago, Pat Kent was welding at a local boat manufacturing plant when he looked at a nearby building and saw that “smoke was just rolling out of it,” he recalled Monday.
Published: 09/30/14
ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year.
Published: 09/30/14
Tips sought on missing 87-year-old from Sarasota

Tips sought on missing 87-year-old from Sarasota

LAKE PLACID—The family of an 87-year-old Sarasota man who went missing from his home the night of Aug. 20,2012 is desperately trying to find him and needs help from residents who may have spotted him in the area.
Published: 09/29/14
Man accused of battering pregnant girlfriend

Man accused of battering pregnant girlfriend

SEBRING — A man who is accused of knocking his pregnant girlfriend to the ground and then punching her, apparently stopped doing so after another man holding a gun insisted that he leave the woman alone, according to a report released Monday....
Published: 09/29/14

Highlands Hammock bridge closure

Hammock Road Bridge in Highlands Hammock State Park will be closed to through traffic for maintenance 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1.
Published: 09/29/14

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