News Update for 11/16/18

A tragic accident last night as a jet dragster driver was killed in an accident at the Sebring International Raceway. Track officials say 24-year-old Katrina Moller of Sarasota was making a run at the Thursday night drag races when the incident occurred. Witnesses say it appeared she may have hit the wall. The accident is

News Update for 11/15/18

It’s been a long week for Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg. The Highlands County Canvassing Board completed a machine re-count of 40,000 votes yesterday in senatorial, gubernatorial and Secretary of Agriculture races as mandated by the Florida Division of Elections. It’s not over yet. The board will reconvene at 1:00 today to do

News Update for 11/14/18]

The recount is underway here again in Highlands County. The canvassing board is conducting a machine re-count for the offices of senate, governor and secretary of agriculture as mandated, It was a long day yesterday, as the board did not suspend their operations until 10:30 last night, then began again this morning by 8:30. State

News Update for 11/13/18

Reportedly, the first part of a statewide voter recount went smoothly yesterday here in Highlands County. Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg said only a handful of residents showed up to watch the canvassing board go back over some 40,000 cast ballots in the race for Senate, Governor and Secretary of Agriculture. Saying it

News Update for 11/12/18

Highlands County’s portion of a statewide voter recount began this morning and Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg says so far things have been going smoothly. Only a handful of residents showed up to watch the canvassing board go back over some 40,000 cast ballots in the race for Senate, Governaor and Secretary of

News Update for 11/8/18

It’s time for round two of the Highlands Radio Group’s Thanksgiving in the Heartland. Personalities from 99.1FM WWOJ and Lite 105.7 FM will be at the Avon Park Bingo Hall on Main street in the City of Charm. From 10am until 6pm they will be collecting cash along with boxed & canned non-perishable foodstuffs for

News Update for 11/7/18

It was a heavy turnout as Highlands County residents voted in droves this election cycle. Some 68-percent of the electorate cast their ballots either by mail, in early voting or at the polls yesterday. There is one local race to report. There will be two new members on the Avon Park City Council. Maria Sutherland

News Update for 11/6/18

It’s Election day across the land. Here in Highlands County things are in readiness at all 25 polling locations as workers for Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg prepare for what is expected to be a large turnout. Those wishing to cast their ballot will be asked for a current and valid picture identification

News Update for 11/5/18

Early voting has closed off in Highlands County for the mid-term elections and a passle of ballots already have been cast. Highlands County Supervisor of elections Penny Ogg says nearly 11,000 people have voted by mail and more than 12,000 went to the polls for early voting. That’s nearly 40-percent of the registered voters here.

News Update for 11/2/18

Garbage collection problems, recycling and bearproof trash cans were discussed last night as Highlands County commissioners met for a two-and-a-half hour workshop. While most commissioners said nobody ever calls them about complaints with pickup, Commissioner Don Elwell said he continues to hear about it – receiving 10 complaints this past week alone. Elwell told representatives