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SEBRING — If there's one race Lake Placid's Dennis Dobkin looks forward to each year, it would be the Historic Sportscar Racing's Classic 12 Hour, Pistons and Props, Presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network. Not only does the event feature some of the finest vintage sportscars around, it…

SEBRING — There is another restaurant coming to Sebring that will offer four different menus, and will be open seven days a week and late at night. Fairmount’s Ale House, located in Fairmount Cinema Square, is expected to open Wednesday, Dec. 11. Its hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to tough legal standards approved by the Legislature, an appeals court Wednesday rejected workers’ compensation insurance claims involving allegations that two men developed meningitis after inhaling types of fungus while on the job.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Callicoon Theater is a single-screen cinema along the banks of the Delaware River in the Catskills, in rural upstate New York. It has an art-deco facade and 380 seats. “We never sell out,” its box-office phone line promises. There’s not another theater for 30 miles.

SunTrust Bank will be opening the new Sebring South branch and ATM at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The address is 3012 U.S. 27 S., Suite 115. At noon Tuesday the bank will be closi…

AVON PARK — Ridge Area Arc, a non-profit agency committed to serving and advocating for individuals with developmental and other disabilities, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program for the month of December at Winn Dixie in Sebring.

NEW YORK (AP) — As Amy Witt prepared for the grand opening of her Dallas clothing store, she read up on the demise of thousands of chain stores this past year so she wouldn’t repeat their mistakes.

Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses and help communities thrive. Sebring has a huge event planned around Circle Park, courtesy of the Downtown Redevelopment Agency and CRA along with the downtown merchants who all want you to “shop local.”

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at “daily risk” of physical attack by dangerous customers.

As you scan the crowded pages of Google search results for a low-cost loan, it can be difficult to decipher reputable lenders from predatory ones.

Shatoria Smith was tired of the $5,000 in credit card debt she felt was blocking her from reaching her financial goals. She couldn’t see an easy path to being debt-free, so she drew herself a map by adapting a goal-setting framework she’d first heard about in a college business class: the SM…

TAMPA — Lykes Bros. Inc. CEO Johnnie James Jr. announced the appointment of Cari L. Roth to the position of vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs effective Jan. 2, 2020. Roth is a veteran government affairs professional and land use and environmental lawyer, with 35 years of …

SEBRING — A crowd formed in the Bob Evans Restaurant parking lot last week to dedicate the installation of the new flagpole and to add the POW/MIA flag.

TALLAHASSEE — Tax breaks on hurricane and back-to-school supplies, expected to be in the mix for any tax package lawmakers cook up during the 2020 legislative session, drew initial support Tuesday in the Florida Senate.

AVON PARK — Ridge Area Arc has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

SEBRING — The Sebring Breakfast Lions Club’s major fundraiser is the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race in March. Members volunteer by selling programs and helping with information. Lions also hand out mints at the Publix stores seeking donations. This year a flyover of Sebring and lunch …

Discount Mini Storage held its ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon. The facility, which offers a number of climate controlled warehouse units at an affordable price, is at 1558 Lakeview Drive in Sebring.

Most parents in the U.S. provide some sort of financial support to their adult children, multiple surveys have found. But often, financial aid goes the other way.

LAKE WALES — Citrus World, Inc. hosted its 86th Annual Stockholders Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Chairman Frank M. Hunt III opened the meeting, sharing with the cooperative members the rebound that the Florida citrus crop has made with the forecasted orange crop for 2019-2020. Hunt commented…

FORT PIERCE — Florida’s citrus growers may now access the updated Florida Citrus Rootstock Selection Guide, which is more user- and mobile-friendly, at https://crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/citrus_rootstock/. Revisions include current University of Florida rootstock horticultural traits, three…

TALLAHASSEE — Rejecting arguments of environmental groups, a divided federal appeals court has backed a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue a permit sought by the phosphate company Mosaic for expanded mining operations in Florida.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing rose in September at a modest pace, driven by more student and auto loans, though a category that mostly includes credit cards fell for the second straight month.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In response to shareholder lawsuits, the board at Google parent Alphabet is investigating claims of sexual misconduct made against executives and how the company handled them.

IMMOKALEE — He may hold the title “emeritus,” which means “retired,” but Gene McAvoy remains active with UF/IFAS Extension and research, helping bring farmers’ concerns back to UF/IFAS scientists. In fact, he just won the Researcher of the Year Award from the Florida Tomato Committee.

FORT PIERCE — Dinesh Phuyal, who is pursuing a master’s degree in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, recently garnered a prestigious Yara North American Crop Innovation Scholarship. The award is Phuyal’s fourth academic honor th…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping.

The Palms Foundation of Sebring board member and Secretary Kathleen Cappo, left, presents a $5,000 check to Brad Stoll, NuHope fiscal director. and Ingra Gardner, NuHope executive director. The grant will support of the Nu Hope life enrichment coordinator position. The Palms Foundation is a …

The Palms Foundation of Sebring board member and Secretary Kathleen Cappo, left, presents a $5,000 check to Brad Stoll, NuHope fiscal director. and Ingra Gardner, NuHope executive director. The grant will support of the Nu Hope life enrichment coordinator position. The Palms Foundation is a …

John Bowman, owner of Bowman Steel, presents a check to Kati Pippen, left, executive assistant and graphic designer for the Champion for Children Foundation, and Foundation CEO Carissa Marine. Bowman sponsored the haunted house at the Highlands News-Sun Heartland Family Fall Festival recentl…

Americans collectively owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student loans — more than twice the total a decade ago. It's a burden that weighs on millions of adults, shaping their life choices and often stunting their financial growth.