News Update for 2/15/19

Things are wrapping up today and tomorrow at the Highlands County Fair. No attendance numbers have yet been released but officials say, as always, weather has been a factor. The beauty queens have been named, the grand champion livestock has been picked and dozens of youngsters sold off their animals last night at the annual

News Update for 2/14/19

Officials of the Highlands County School System are cautioning drivers to be on the lookout for youngsters today. Classes are out today and tomorrow. No reason was given. School will resume as normal Monday morning. After a total re-write and a referendum on the subject, the Avon Park Charter once again is up for review.

News Update for 12/13/19

Highlands County authorities reportedly found a mother and her son early this morning after they got lost on Lake Josephine. Jacqueline and Jacob Graham reportedly had set out on a fishing trip yesterday about noon, then did not return. Apparently they had no motor on their john boat, then later lost their paddle. They were

News 2/12/19

Officials at the Avon Park Air Force Range say there will be increased activity in the skies here – both day and night. Apparently, the range will be hosting what is described as a “large force exercise” for the next couple weeks. There were some tense moments on Highway 27 last night when a driver

News Update for 2/;11/19

Today is Old Fashioned Dollar Day at the Highlands County Fair. It’s also Highlands Radio Group Day, with a number of radio personalities at the fairgrounds beginning at 4:00 this afternoon. It’ll be a dollar admission, there also will be a dollar menu on the midway and some dollar rides as well. The commercial Heifer

News Extra = Haas Media Conference 2/8/19

Brian Hass of the State Attorney’s office this afternoon revealed that a Highlands County Grand Jury has returned five counts of first degree murder against Zephan Xaver. He is the man charged in connection with a shooting incident at the Lake Jackson branch of the SunTrust Bank that claimed five lives. Haas also revealed that

News Update for 2/8/19

The latest edition of the Highlands County Fair will debut this evening at Firemen’s Field in Sebring. In addition to a field-full of rides from Reithoffer Shows, there will be a miniature version of the annual Ag-Venture program set up at the Livestock Pavilion – which now has been re-branded as the Ag-tivity Building. “Scott’s

News Update for 2/7/19

It looks like the city of Avon Park’s Community Redevelopment Agency may be going through another iteration. Currently there are three advisory boards to help eliminate the slum and blight in the City of Charm. Now, councilwoman Maria Sutherland says she would like to combine elements of the Main Street, South Side and Airport CRA

News Update for 2/6/19

The Chateau Elan Hotel & Conference Center has a new name. IMSA Properties and the Shaner Hotel Group have announced the popular lodging facility now will be known simply as “Seven – Sebring Raceway Hotel.” The name reflects Turn Seven, also known as “The Hairpin” wher4e the hotel is located. In addition to the 123

News Update 2/5/19

Tomorrow will mark two weeks since a shooting incident at the SunTrust Bank building on Lake Jackson that claimed five lives. Citizens plan to mark the occasion with a gathering in the parking lot there at 12:30. Since the incident, hundreds of flowers and other tributes have been left at the property. A Go Fund