News Update for 9/24/20

Units from Highlands Park, Lake Placid, Sun ‘N Lakes South and Desoto City were called out to a housefire early this morning. According to reports, the structure on Durham Avenue reportedly was well involved in flames by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire

News Update for 9/23/20

The latest Coronavirus test numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show there have been 44 additional positive, and 8 negative tests added to Highlands County’s ongoing count. Of the 20,765 tests administered locally – 18,644 have been negative with 2111 positive cases recorded. There have been 222 people hospitalized at some point during

News Update for 9/21/20

The latest Coronavirus test numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show there have been 41 additional positive, and 359 negative tests added to Highlands County’s ongoing count. Of the 20,542 tests administered locally – 18,454 have been negative with 2078 positive cases recorded. There have been 221 people hospitalized at some point during

News Update 9/18/20

The latest Coronavirus test numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show there have been 13 additional positive, and 67 negative tests added to Highlands County’s ongoing count. Of the 20,142 tests administered locally – 18,095 have been negative with 2037 positive cases recorded. There have been 215 people hospitalized at some point during

News Update for 9/16/20

The latest Coronavirus test numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show there have been 6 additional positive, and 29 negative tests added to Highlands County’s ongoing count. Of the 20,062 tests administered locally – 18,028 have been negative with 2024 positive cases recorded. There have been 215 people hospitalized at some point during

News Update for 9/15/20

Officials from the NuCor Steel manufacturing facility say they are well underway to starting operation. Reportedly, they already have hired 156 people – 63 of who live in Highlands County. They say the Rolling operations should be functional in October with the melt shop to be on line some time in November. They say other

News Update for 9/14/20

The latest Coronavirus test numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show there have been 9 additional positive, and 117 negative tests added to Highlands County’s ongoing count. Of the 19,930 tests administered locally – 17,915 have been negative with 2005 positive cases recorded. There have been 210 people hospitalized at some point during

News Update for 9/11/20

As people observe `9/11 the Sounds of Freedom may be heard overhead. Officials of the Avon Park Air Force Range indicate that exercises will be going on at the Bombing Range all day today. They did not indicate what kind of aircraft would be in the area or what other kinds of machinery might be

News Update for 9/10/20

The latest Coronavirus test numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show there have been two additional positives, and 21 negative tests added to Highlands County’s ongoing count. Of the 19,417 tests administered locally – 17,460 have been negative with 1947 positive cases recorded. There have been 205 people hospitalized at some point during

News Update for 9/7/20

It appears to have been a pretty quiet Labor Day weekend so far. Law enforcement and fire/rescue officials say they have been busy – but no issues of any note. Both the Vet Jam End of Summer Fest and the Frostproof celebration also apparently came off without a hitch. The latest Coronavirus test numbers released