News Update for 8/22/19

Sebring might want to change their name from “City on the Circle” to “The City of Parties.” City council members have given their blessing to a trio of events there in the next several weeks. Leading off is a September 21st concert by the Veterans 1st organization. The group will be staging the show on

News Update for 8/21/19

Members of the Highlands County School Board sent the local Boy Scouts organization packing last night. Scoutmaster Jim Polatty asked that the scouts be allowed to hand out flyers to students regarding the Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs. However, school board members pointed to a new policy that disallows such activities. They contend that

News Update for 8/20/19

A 17-year-old Avon Park High School student was arrested and charged yesterday after he allegedly brought a gun to school. According to reports, an Avon Park High School Resource Officer was alerted to the situation by another student. The deputy and school staff located the student in question, who revealed he had a loaded handgun

News Update for 8/19/19

Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lake Placid man yesterday following an unusual incident. They first got a call from an individual saying their life was in danger and were parked in front of the Sheriff’s Office in Sebring. They weren’t. However, following up on the vehicle description the caller gave authorities, they found a

News for 8/16/19

There were no injuries but Highway 98 was closed for a time yesterday when a truck pulling a trailer went over on its side. It dumped a pair or residential-sized propane tanks. Units from Desoto City and Lorida responded to the mishap, which occurred at 98 and State Road 621. They were able to control

News Update for 8/14/19

There was flooding in Highlands County yesterday, and there may be more today as a large weather system is headed toward Central Florida. Sebring Police officers put up barricades along DeSoto Road yesterday due to higher than normal water levels there. They reportedly took the action to try and make certain that drivers didn’t leave

News Update for 8/14/19

Apparently there may be some bad weather brewing. The National Weather Service says significant rain may be headed our way over the next couple of days, and a flood watch has been issued which runs through Friday in both Highlands and Hardee counties. Busses at the Lake Placid Middle School were held up for a

News Update for 8/13/19

It was back to school yesterday for thousands of youngsters across Highlands County. Other than some minor first-day glitches, school officials say there were no incidents of note. They say attendance figures will not be available for a week or so, as students drift back into their assigned facilities. Motorists again are reminded to slow

News Update for 8/13/19

It was back to school yesterday for thousands of youngsters across Highlands County. Other than some minor first-day glitches, school officials say there were no incidents of note. They say attendance figures will not be available for a week or so, as students drift back into their assigned facilities. Motorists again are reminded to slow

News Update for 8/12/19

Summer vacation officially is over, and it was back to school today for thousands of youngsters in Highlands County. School officials say there were no incidents to report from this morning’s start of classes. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution in and around school zones and to watch for students walking or riding their