News Update for 1/6/20

Officials of the Highlands County Tourism Development Council want to see if they can make this a sports destination. Reporteldy, they have hired “The Huddle-Up Group” to make an assessment of the county. “HUG,” as they are known, say if the goal is to expand sports tourism in an area – they can help. HUG

News Update4 for 1/3/19

It appears that if his job as Highlands County’s Public Safety Director does not work out, Marc Bashoor may have a modeling career as a fallback, Over the past couple years he has done modeling for an international fashion magazine and was cast in a movie role shot in Orlando. After nearly two decades and

News Update for 1/2/20

It appears that if his job as Highlands County’s Public Safety Director does not work out, Marc Bashoor may have a modeling career as a fallback, Over the past couple years he has done modeling for an international fashion magazine and was cast in a movie role shot in Orlando. After nearly two decades and

News Update for 1/1/20

Officials at AdventHealth Highlands say they are still awaiting a new year’s baby. Reportedly, they are hopeful there may be one later today – as is the expectant mother. They did have a boy born last night. The last new Highlands Countian of 2019 came into the world shortly before 8:PM. Officials say mom and

News Headlines 12-31-19

COUNTY SHERIFF’S DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE AN APPARENT HOMICIDE SUNDAY IN AVON PARK. THE NAME OF THE VICTIM WAS ORIGINALLY REVERSED IN THE REPORT – 29-YEAR-OLD VAN’DERKEL CLAYTON OF AVON PARK DIED OF AN APPARENT HOMICIDE SUNDAY – ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL 863-402-7200 OR EMAIL DETECTIVES@HIGHLANDSSHERIFF.ORG. THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL IS LOOKING

News Headlines 12-30-19

HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERiFf’S DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE SUNDAY MORNING ON SOUTH AVENUE ‘A’ IN AVON PARK. WE KNOW THE VICTIM’S NAME IS 29 YEAR OLD CLAYTON VAN DERKEL OF AVON PARK – FURTHER DETAILS AREN’T BEING RELEASED QUITE YET, BUT DETECTIVES WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CAN CALL

News Headlines 12-27-19

THE FLORIDA STATE PATROL HAS RELEASED THE NAMES OF THE TWO PEOPLE KILLED IN THAT HEAD-ON WRECK ON HIGHWAY 70 AND COUNTY 721 TUESDAY MORNING. 21 YEAR OLD JACOB VIOLETTE OF VERO BEACH WAS KILLED WHEN HIS PICKUP TRUCK TRAVELLED INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC ABOUT 3:40AM AND CLIPPED THE FRONT END OF A FORD VAN DRIVEN

News Headlines 12-24-19

THE FLORIDA STATE PATROL REPORTS HIGHWAY 70 NEAR COUNTY ROAD 721 EAST OF LAKE PLACID IS STILL BLOCKED AFTER A TRAFFIC INCIDENT AND FATALITY EARLY THIS MORNING. DETAILS AREN’T AVAILABLE YET. HEADING OUT OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY TOWARD OKEECHOBEE ON US98 MAY BE A BETTER CHOICE FOR A FEW HOURS. A SEMI TRUCK TRACTOR TRYING TO

News Headlines 12-20-19

DESOTO CITY, LORIDA AND LEISURE LAKES FIRE CREWS RESPONDED TO A REPORTED STRUCTURE FIRE ON ELLIOT ROAD ON LAKE ISTOKPOGA YESTERDAY MORNING. A PROBLEM WITH THE HEATING SYSTEM CAUSED THE SCARE. NO INJURIES TO REPORT, BUT A REMINDER – CHECK AND SERVICE THAT FURNACE AND AIR HANDLER, KEEP SPACE HEATERS AWAY FROM WALLS AND DRAPERY,

News Update for 12/17/19

Highlands County sheriff’s officials say they have arrested a Hill-Gustat Middle School student and charged with a pair of felony counts. According to reports, the 12-year-old had made a post on an Instagram account indicating the school -quote- “was gonna get shot up.” The youngster has been charged with making a written threat to kill