News Update for 12/5/19

There’s been a break-in at another local gun store. Sebring Police say somebody went through a window at Boom Boom Guns & Ammo on Highway 27 shortly after 3:00 this morning. It’s unclear what – if anything was taken. Authorities say they are reviewing security camera footage in an effort to identify anybody involved in

News Update for 12/3/19

The Christmas season got underway officially in Highlands County last night as the Avon Park Christmas parade made its way down Main Street. The processional featured beauty queens, floats, marching bands, specialty units, dancers and antique cars. The City of Charm traditionally hosts the first processional of the season. Next up will be the Sebring

News Update fpr 12/2/19

It was back to class today for thousands of Highlands County School children. They had last week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Motorists are cautioned to watch out for youngsters – especially those walking or riding their bikes home from school. And remember to slow down through school zones as well. The local Christmas Season

News Update for 11/29/19

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, a day of giving thanks and the ceremonial start of the Christmas season. Today is Black Friday, the beginning of the shopping season. Despite huge deals – local law enforcement officials report that things have been pretty quiet at the area’s big box stores. Local mom & pop stores are hoping to

News Update for 11/28/19

Today is Thanksgiving and that means a big dinner. For those who need it – or who don’t wish to eat alone there are a number of free offerings in the area. From 11 until 5 today, a meal will be offered at the Avon Park community center. In Sebring, the Salvation Army will be

News Update for 11/27/19 bf

Fire wracked a duplex in Avon Park overnight. Avon Park firefighters were joined by units from West Sebring and Highlands Lakes in responding to the blaze on Geese Avenue shortly after 3AM. Authorities say the home was significantly involved when units arrived at the scene. Damage is said to have been extensive. No injuries were

News Update for 11/26/19

Crews from the Highlands County Road & Bridge Department are slated to begin removing traffic detours on the Sebring Parkway today. The section from Home Avenue to Ben Eastman Road will be opened. Motorists them will be able to drive north of east to the newly constructed roundabout. That circle has replaced the old 90-degree

News Update for 11/25/19

Thanksgiving will be later this week, and in Avon Park they are ramping up for the holiday season. At the request of city councilman Jim Barnard, staff members have moved a number of their “Merry Christmas” signs up Main Street closer to Highway 27 in an effort to greet motorists coming into the downtown area

News Update for 11/21/19

Today is the wrap-up for this year’s Thanksgiving in the Highlands collection of cash and canned goods for the New Testament Church & Mission. Highlands Radio Group personalities will be in Lake Placid today for the drive, which has taken in nearly $2,000 in cash along with boxes and bags of non-perishable foodstuffs. Last week,

News Update for 11/21/19

A Sebring man has died after being hit by a truck. Florida Highway Patrol officials say 33-year-old James Horace Tucker was walking on County Road 17 last night when the incident occurred. Reports indicate he was in the northbound lane, when he was hit by a pickup driven by Jerry Randall Jestes of Lake Placid.