News Update for 12/2/21

Things are heating up at the Sebring International Raceway as qualifying sessions get under way today for all competitors in the Alan Jay Piston’s & Props event. In addition to members of Historic Sports Car Racing vying for the top spots on the grid, three races also are planned. Fans can see the BRM V Continue reading

News Update for 12/1/21

Two Florida Black bears have been killed and a Sebring man has been arrested in an incident at Sun ‘N Lake. Florida Fish & Wildlife commission reports indicate 43-year-old John Falango has been charged with 16 different counts in connection with the case – including unlawful taking of a bear during closed season. Highlands County Continue reading

News Update for 11/30/21

Avon Park had a great Christmas Parade last night, thousands of people turned out to view dozens of units making their way down the Mile Long Mall. Experienced parade goers say it might have been the biggest crowd ever for the City of Charm as they kicked off the Christmas Season here in Highlands County. Continue reading

News Update for 11/30/21

Christmas officially arrives in Highlands County this evening with the Avon Park Christmas Parade. This year, the annual processional will be preceded with the lighting of the Avon Park Gazebo in the middle of the Mile Long Mall. That is set for 6:30, with the parade to kick off at 7pm. Avon Park Chamber of Continue reading

Local News 11-26-21

Details are sketchy, but there was an accident on Highway 27 near Golfview last night shortly after eight. One victim was transported to an area hospital by County EMS crews … public reports described a single-car rollover with quite a bit of effort required to get the driver out of the vehicle. The Black Friday Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Local News

It’s that time of year again. Christmas Parade season begins Monday at 7pm with the annual Avon Park Christmas Parade down Main Street in downtown Avon Park. Sebring’s parade follows the next Friday, December 3, and the Sebring Boat Parade on Lake Jackson the following Saturday, December 11, the same date as the Lake Placid Continue reading

Local News Headlines 11-24-21

Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day, and Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church and the Salvation Army of Highlands County will be working together this Thanksgiving to feed many residents of Highlands County with free meals for both pickup and delivery. Drivers will deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day to residents all over Highlands County, while other residents can pick Continue reading

News Update for 11/23/21

The Avon Park Christmas Parade will be preceded by a new event organizers hope will become a tradition. Former city councilwoman Shirley Johnson got permission at last night’s city council meeting to decorate the city’s gazebo, then officially light it in a ceremony just before the start of the annual Christmas Parade. Johnson said it Continue reading

News Update for 11/22/21

Auto incidents kept Highlands County first responders busy overnight. The first one happened about 10:00 on the Sebring Parkway’s Circle where it connects with the Panther Parkway. Three cars collided on the roundabout with one person transported to the hospital The second occurred about a half hour later at the intersection of Highway 27 and Continue reading

Update – Local Headlines 11-19

The Hankook 24H Sebring has been pushed back to a Saturday start due to “extreme weather” that has led to shipping delays with its European sea-freight. Originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, logistical challenges have deemed it necessary to run the 24H Series’ inaugural twice-around-the-clock endurance race at Sebring International Raceway beginning at 5pm Saturday Continue reading