Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

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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.
Updated: 20 hours ago
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?
Updated: 20 hours ago
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.
Updated: 20 hours ago
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.
Updated: 21 hours ago
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.
Updated: 22 hours ago
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....
Updated: 22 hours ago

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
Career Academy is now the Highlands Career Institute at SFSC

Career Academy is now the Highlands Career Institute at SFSC

AVON PARK — After six years of providing college credit and career training to Highlands County School District high school students, the Career Academy at South Florida State College has a new name - The Highlands Career Institute at South Fl...
Published: 09/29/14
Lake Placid student experiences exceptional summer internship

Lake Placid student experiences exceptional summer internship

LAKE PLACID – Yesenia Calderon, an aspiring lawyer and a Lake Placid student , this summer worked in Washington for the leading law firm of the Latino community, visited President Barack Obama at the White House, experienced an emotional conne...
Published: 09/29/14

Citizens approves early end to storm charge

TALLAHASSEE—A Citizens Property Insurance Corp. surcharge imposed on most homeowners’ policies because of damages from the last of the 2005 hurricanes will end two years earlier than planned.
Published: 09/29/14

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