News Update for 6/18/21

Highway 27 west of Sebring was closed for a time overnight when a dump truck full of asphalt overturned. The southbound lanes of Highway 27 near the Residence Inn were closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the load of asphalt which went all over everywhere. No injuries were reported. Charges are pending further […]Continue reading

News Update for 6/17/21

Good news and bad news for local plumbers. A new survey by Construction Coverage shows that plumbers in the Sebring-Avon Park metro area earn more than the average worker – but the area ranks in the bottom 20 for wages. Locally, plumbers earn just over $38,000 a year – that’s better than the nearly $32,000 […]Continue reading

News Update for 6/16/21

Sebring city council members last night rejected a proposal from an Illinois developer, and instead went with a local couple to take over a slot on the Historic Circle. At issue is the Historic Roanoke Building – once home to The Cathouse and Sandy’s Circle Cafe. In the end, they rejected a proposal from Yan […]Continue reading

News Update for 6/15/21

Highlands county commissioners this morning took up the idea of fire assessments at their session. At the end, they kicked the can down the road voting not to set caps on any of the categories that are assessed, agreeing instead to take that up at a subsequent meeting in August. Commissioner Kathy Rapp made a […]Continue reading

News Update for 6/14/21

Firefighters were busy across Highlands county yesterday with brush fires. All north Highlands County stations were called out to put down the flames in a field in Avon Park Estates yesterday evening. Hardee and Polk stations came in to assist as well. They stopped the fire just short of a couple houses and outbuildings. Apparently […]Continue reading

News Update for 6/11/21

Motorists and others are reminded that it may be a challenge getting around the Sebring area this weekend. A lot of the streets in the City on the Circle will be closed down for the annual Triathlon which involves running and bicycling events in addition to the swimming portion. Although the roadways won’t be shut […]Continue reading

News Update for 6/10/21

Highlands County has reaped a bit of good news out of the Coronavirus situation, Sebring reportedly had one of the lowest rises in unemployment after the pandemic was released. The survey, conducted by Filterbuy, shows the City on the Circle was in the bottom 20 when it came to the rise in joblessness. The Sebring […]Continue reading

News Update for 6/9/21

It’s that time again – The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts is looking to defend its title as “America’s Best Motorsports Race” in the “USA Today 10best poll.” Fans can vote once a day on each of the devices they own including; desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones. The […]Continue reading

News Update for 6/8/21

It will be a while yet before the city of Avon Park and representatives of Florida Airport Management come to terms over running the airport in the City of Charm. The council, their consultants and F-A-M representatives met last night for two hours in a fast-paced back and forth over terms and conditions. Consultants say […]Continue reading

News Update 6/7/21

Sebring firefighters spent most of the early morning hours battling the flames in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The blaze at the Golden Palm Tree grocery store on Lemon Street broke out shortly before 11:30 last night. Units reportedly spent better than three hours trying to get it out. The apartments upstairs were totally destroyed by […]Continue reading