Local News 12-18-2020

A rollover accident near the intersection with Placid Lakes Boulevard had traffic snarled on State Road 70 for a while yesterday evening. State Patrol and County Sherriff deputies say the road was reopened around 9pm after one person was transported to the hospital. As of yesterday, Highlands County had logged 237 more cases of Covid-19 […]Continue reading

Local News 12-17-20

Want to be a part of local government? The Avon Park City Council is looking for a new member – for a while. The council wants to hear from people interested in serving out the remainder of Stanley Spurlock’s term – one year. Vice Mayor Stanley Spurlock passed on over last weekend, reportedly from a […]Continue reading

Local News 12-16-20

Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman says he’s had it with the recent spate of violent crime that’s seen 19 homicides in under three years between southside Avon Park, Washington Heights and Highway Park. Those “partner communities” have been the focus of the Community oriented COPS ADAPT program, designed to build trust within neighborhoods where police […]Continue reading

Local News 12-15-20

Five hospitals in Florida received and began administering the first coronavirus vaccine on Monday, but there’s no word – YET on when we’ll see the needles available locally. Tampa General Hospital was among five pilot hospitals and received 19,500 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on Monday morning. Like the other pilot hospitals, Tampa General […]Continue reading

Local News 12-14-20

A two-vehicle wreck near the corner of Lake June Road and Highway 27 in Lake Placid claimed a life just before 10pm Saturday night. Lake Placid officers say according to witnesses, a 2014 Dodge pickup was traveling south in the northbound lanes of US 27. A 2015 Chrysler heading north in the northbound lane and […]Continue reading

Local News 12-11-20

Just in case you forgot in the rush of the Holiday Season, the annual Lake Placid Christmas Parade is on for tomorrow night. Start time is around 7pm, taking the circuit through Downtown Lake Placid. The Sebring Boat Parade on Lake Jackson also happens tomorrow evening, and Lawn Mower Racing is back at the Avon […]Continue reading

Local News Headlines 12-4-20

It’s the Holiday Season, and it’s Parade Season around the area … the annual Sebring Downtown Christmas Parade is tonight at 7, beginning on the Parkway, up North Ridgewood, around the Circle and down South Commerce in Downtown Sebring. If that’s not enough for you, a short drive in either of two directions can get […]Continue reading