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News Update for 11/22/21

Auto incidents kept Highlands County first responders busy overnight. The first one happened about 10:00 on the Sebring Parkway’s Circle where it connects with the Panther Parkway. Three cars collided on the roundabout with one person transported to the hospital The second occurred about a half hour later at the intersection of Highway 27 and Continue reading

Update – Local Headlines 11-19

The Hankook 24H Sebring has been pushed back to a Saturday start due to “extreme weather” that has led to shipping delays with its European sea-freight. Originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, logistical challenges have deemed it necessary to run the 24H Series’ inaugural twice-around-the-clock endurance race at Sebring International Raceway beginning at 5pm Saturday Continue reading

Local News 11-29-21

There’s another big football game in Sebring tonight. Sebring High’s Blue Streak Varsity squad won last week and now gets to host a FHSAA Quarter Final playoff game tonight at Firemen’s Field. The St Petersburg Gladiators are in town. Expect a crowd for the 7:30 game tonight. Impartial reporters? Not us. Go Streaks! State Patrol Continue reading

News Update for 11/18/21

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say an early morning traffic crash on the north end has claimed a life. Apparently, the one car accident happened in the southbound lane of Highway 27 about 6:00 near Sun Pure Road. A passing motorist noticed the car and called authorities. The mishap is being investigated by the Florida Highway Continue reading

News Update for 11/16/21

NEWS 11/16/21 BF BoCC II Kathy Rapp now has two leadership positions – she now is both the Chairperson of the Republican Party of Highlands County and the Chairperson of the Highlands County Commission. Rapp was selected this morning to take the place of former chairman Scott Kirouac for a one-year term. Commissioner Christopher Campbell Continue reading

News Update for 11/15/21

A 38-year-old Sebring man was injured over the weekend when he crashed his ultralight aircraft near the Sebring Regional Airport. According to reports, the pilot took off from an open field near the Sebring airfield then crashed shortly afterward in what was described as a low-altitude, low-speed flight. He was transported to the hospital in Continue reading

Local News 11-12-21

Names aren’t yet being released yet by the Florida State Patrol, but a traffic mishap last night around 8:30 near the corner of Maxanna Road and Highway 66 West of Sebring resulted in the death of a pedestrian last night. State Road 66 was closed in both directions for a time after a 43 year Continue reading

News Update for 11/11/21

Today is Veterans Day and a lot of local tributes are planned to honor the men and women who served America in uniform. From 10-to-noon, the Highlands Tea Party will have a flag wave in front of the Fairmount Cinema Square shopping plaza on Highway 27. All are welcome to attend and wave their flags. Continue reading

News Update for 11/10/21

It appears Avon Park city council members will give another bite at the apple for the Brickell Building. They gave City Manger Mark Shrader the go-ahead to put the two story Main Street structure out again for bids, They are seeking requests for proposal for the building to see if developers are interested. There was Continue reading

Update for 11/9/21News

It won’t be long before rent-a-scooters will be zipping around Avon Park. City council members there last night voted to ink an agreement with Bird Rides to allow the electric two-wheelers in the City of Charm. There will be no more than 50 at any one time – at least during the trial period, and Continue reading