News Update 6/10/19

It looks to be another spirited meeting at the Avon Park city council tonight. Council will look at appointing a representative to the Tourist Development Council. Vice Mayor Jim Barnard abruptly resigned after a tiff with the TDC’s consultant. Council also will look at what citizens pay for protection by the Highlands County Sheriff’s office

News Update for 6/6/19

Officials at the Sebring International Raceway had said they believed that this year’s “Super Sebring” was a record crowd. It appears they were right. Officials of the Highlands County Tourist Development Council have released records saying March was a record month for tourism. One reason revenues might be up, is that Highlands County Commissioners voted

News Update for 6/5/19

It appears a plan to have the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce take over some of the executive functions of the city’s community redevelopment agency will not come to pass. After hearing the proposal, board members in the City of Charm decided that the numbers and duties did not mesh well with the mission of

News Update for 6/4/19

Highlands County commissioners this morning gave final approval to three so-called “postcard murals.” One each are slated to go in at Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid. Designed to lure people into the downtown areas of the communities as a “photo opportunity,” the paintings received cool receptions in at least two cities. In fact, controversy

News Update for 6/3/19

Motorists who use Memorial Drive between Sebring and Avon Park need to find a different route beginning today. The county today begins the first of three traffic circles to be located along the length of the Sebring Parkway. There’s no word on how long the construction will take, but there will be a detour around

News Update for 5/31/19

By a razor-thin 3-2 margin, Avon Park city council members last night voted to accept a “postcard mural.” It is set to be painted on wall at the tax collector’s office there. Vice Mayor Jim Barnard said he now will pull himself off the Tourist Development Council, saying his objections to the mural location got

News Update for 5/31/19

By a razor-thin 3-2 margin, Avon Park city council members last night voted to accept a “postcard mural.” It is set to be painted on wall at the tax collector’s office there. Vice Mayor Jim Barnard said he now will pull himself off the Tourist Development Council, saying his objections to the mural location got

News update for 5/30/19

The Avon Park city council will be meeting this evening. Their regular Monday night session was pushed back, due to the observance of Memorial Day. First and foremost, the council will look at an agreement that could hire City Attorney Gerald Buhr as their full time legal counsel. Council members also be taking care of

News Update for 5/30/19

The Avon Park city council will be meeting this evening. Their regular Monday night session was pushed back, due to the observance of Memorial Day. First and foremost, the council will look at an agreement that could hire City Attorney Gerald Buhr as their full time legal counsel. Council members also be taking care of

News Update for 5/28/19

It seems to have been a safe and sane Memorial Day weekend with no incidents of note reported by local law enforcement and fire rescue officials here in Highlands County. The holiday may be over for most of us, but not everybody. School’s out for the summer. That means there are thousands of kids now