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Local News 1-28-22

Highlands County Emergency Management is opening a cold weather shelter from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, south of Sebring at the corner of George Blvd and Highway 27. We’re looking at some of the coldest weather of the season Saturday and Sunday nights Continue reading

News Update for 1/27/22

It appears we’ve been under the microscope and didn’t even know it. According to reports, The National Center for Health Statistics in conjunction with the US Department of Health & Human Services have been using Highlands County as a site to generate test data on the health conditions and concerns of local residents. Apparently, they Continue reading

News Update for 1/25/22

Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives reportedly are investigating a shooting that took place in The Palms at Lake Tulane apartment complex early Sunday morning. Lawmen called to the scene found a 30-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. He was transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment of his injuries. Authorities are asking Continue reading

News Update for 1/24/22

There is a frost advisory in effect for a nine county area of central Florida – that includes Highlands, Hardee, Desoto and Polk counties. In addition, there’s patch fog reported throughout the area – some of it is dense. Driving may be hazardous. Authorities caution drivers to use caution, and residents to watch out for Continue reading

News Update for 1/21/22

A new report from "Smartest Dollar" show that an estimated 7.9 percent of workers in the Sebring metro area are in the categories for the highest stressed jobs. That’s more than the national average of 7.6 percent of employees in high-stress positions. No surprise, local workers in those high-stress position s earn below the national Continue reading

News Update for 1/20/22

A Go Fund Me page has been created for the family who was devastated earlier this week in a two-vehicle accident south of Sebring. 32-year-old Miguel Medina and 4-year-old Angelica Mundo Hernandez were killed when their car was hit by a sport utility vehicle that was going the wrong way on the Sebring Parkway Monday Continue reading

News Update for 1/19/22

The Sebring Parkway again is open after being closed all night. Florida Highway Patrol officials have been investigating a fatal traffic crash there. The incident happened about 9:30 last night at the intersection of the Parkway at Youth Care Lane. According to witness reports, it was a car and a sport utility vehicle that collided. Continue reading

News Update for 1/14/22

After being late on their annual report for the past several years, Avon Park city council members have decided to abandon their longtime accounting firm in favor of a new one. On a unanimous vote, the council decided to go with Brenaialsen CPA over Wicks, Brown and Williams. Avon Park Financial Director Melody Sauerhafer said Continue reading

News Update for 1/13/22

How much is it going to cost and who’s going to pay for it? Those are questions that Avon Park city council members are wrestling with as they determine water and sewer hook-up fees for the City of Charm. They’re in line to construct a new wastewater treatment facility, and have raised their charges accordingly Continue reading

News Update for 1/11/22

A fatal traffic accident reportedly has tied up traffic on Highway 70, near the Desoto County line. Westbound traffic is detoured at Placid Lakes Blvd. Eastbound traffic, detoured in DeSoto County. Authorities note that such homicide investigations usually take several hours to complete. Motorists may want to try another route. If you like lawn work, Continue reading