News Headlines 9-27-19

The annual frights are back at the Highlands County Humane Society. Beginning tonight, Terror Trail begins its annual run, and the wooded area behind the Humane Society shelter on Heywood Taylor Boulevard will be full of ghosts, goblins and other frights every Friday and Saturday through October. Performances begin at dark each night. Florida Fish

News Headlines 9-26-19

Your Sheriff’s Department could use a hand. Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking help identifying the three other suspects involved in a home invasion robbery in Avon Park on Sept. 6. The alleged ringleader, Latrevieus Dionne Wiley, is in the County lockup on charges related to the robbery on Willie Hawk Avenue. He had three

News Headlines 9-25-19

David Flowers is out as Avon Park City Manager effective October 20. Flowers offered his resignation at the Council’s Monday meeting, and it was accepted on a 3-2 vote with Mayor Garrett Anderson and Vice Mayor Jim Bernard voting “no.” Flowers just started the Job in January of this year, and friction with a couple

News Headlines 9-24-19

Tonight’s School Board Meeting will probably be the last one you’ll see on streaming video for a while – and you may not get to see much of that. The top-of-the-meeting “Consent Agenda” includes a measure to cease broadcasting the meetings. Assuming it passes, they may kill the feed immediately. The board’s not trying to

Local News Headlines 9-23-19

A brush fire off N. Highlands Blvd. in Avon Park yesterday was blamed on improper disposal of hot coals from a grill. Firefighters from Highlands Lakes VFD and Florida Forest Service responded to that one The small brush fire also ignited the contents of a small 10×10 shed. No injuries reported and an estimated $500

News Headlines 8-23-19

FALL DRAG RACING AT SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY STARTS TOMORROW WITH “THE BATTLE OF THE BRIDGE” AT THE TRACK. LOCAL STRAIGHT-INE DRIVERS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO STRUT THEIR STUFF ON THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY OF THE TRACK. CARS AND DRIVERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE EXPECTED. GATES OPEN AT 2PM TOMORROW, THERE’LL BE A CAR SHOW,

News Headlines 7-26-19

One person was airlifted out and another taken to a local emergency room yesterday morning when a two-vehicle wreck on State Road 64 snarled traffic in the area of the Avon Park Airport. Police reports indicate a Chevy Malibu driven by Wendy Medina of Bowling Green collided with a Ford Transit van driven by Nehemius

News Headlines 9-25-19

Florida State Patrol reports say that the traffic tyups have been cleared after a one-car rollover acident nea the intersection of Highway 27 and Dasher Roads on Lake Placid’s south side this morning. The call came in to County dispatch just past 5:30 this morning and was handed off to the Florida Highway Patrol for

News Headlines 7-5-2019

It’ll take an autopsy to be sure, but it looks like a pack of dogs is to blame for the death of Melvin Olds, Junior in Highway Park south of Lake Placid yesterday. Sheriff’s dispatch got a call just before noon from the woman who found the 45 year old’s body. Medical examiners were called

Local News Headlines 7-4-2019

It’s Independence Day, and to get us all on the same page, government offices are all closed today excepting emergency services. Local government offices will reopen on schedule tomorrow. Trash pickup – this is one of the few holidays when the County contractor doesn’t pick up. Ditto for the City of Sebring. Scheduled Thursday pickups