Newsw Update for 3/15/19

The Sebring Strong GoFundMe page set up to benefit the families of the five victims shot and killed this past January in the Suntrust Bank shooting continues to inch upwards. The last total stood at just over $325,000. The goal has been set for a half million. Fans continue to pour in at the Sebring

News Update for 3/14/19

It’s Thursday of Race Week and that means Night Practice, one of the most popular features of the week. Time it will be a double dose, with the IMSA WeatherTech night practice to be followed by two rounds of World Endurance Championship night qualifying. Racing begins in earnest today with the IMSA Prototype Challenge to

News Update for 3/13/19

Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion style break-in at a home in Avon Park. Early reports indicate three armed, masked men broke into a house on Waldron Avenue in the City of Charm shortly after 11:00 last night. Deputies say the occupants of the house fled and there were no injuries. At

News Update for 3/12/19

The local celebration of Race Week kicks off tonight on the Circle in downtown Sebring with the second annual FanFest. It will feature a parade of nearly 40 big transporters – full of race cars and equipment – wending their way up Ridgewood Drive, around the Circle, then out Commerce Street and back to Sebring

News Update for 3/11/19

One person was killed and another seriously injured last night when a car and a motorcycle collided near Lake Placid. Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate the incident happened shortly after 5:30 near the intersection of Catfish Creek Road and Placid Lakes Boulevard. Troopers say a Dodge Calibre driven by 17-year-old Raeley Matthews of Okeechobee turned

News Update for 3/8/19

Drivers and racing machines from Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, Illinois, Tennessee and Georgia are already here and more competitors are on the way from the Carolinas as the Snowbird Nationals lawn mower races get started in earnest today in Avon Park. The gates will open this morning at 10:00 at the Avon Park MowerPlex. Racing

News Update for 3/7/19

Some good news for the “Sebring Strong” Go fund Me account set up to help the families of five victims killed this past January in a shooting at the main branch of the Sebring SunTrust location. They have passed the half-way mark in their goal of raising a half million dollars. In fact, at last

News Update for 3/6/19

Firefighters from Sun n Lakes and Placid Lakes reportedly have joined units of the Florida Forest Service, in battling a brush fire north of SR 70, near Lightsey Ranch Road. Authorities say the blaze appears to have started along the Duke Energy power-line right of way. Several poles are down and live power lines were

News Update for 3/5/19

Members and union representatives of the Highlands County Education Association were on the historic Circle in downtown Sebring yesterday afternoon protesting for better pay. Union officials said they were focusing their efforts their efforts on the state legislature – saying they had promised that yesterday’s demonstration would not be focused on the local school board,

News Update for 3/4/19

After a year’s worth of planning, permitting and work, the new 2-lane driveover bridge into Green Park was opened yesterday at the Sebring International Raceway. Dozens of fans and others were on hand to get a chance to be some of the first to try the span, which features a pedestrian walkway and a handicapped