News Update for 10/6/20

The City of Charm may soon be known as the City of Food Trucks. Avon Park city council members last night held a special meeting to start the ball rolling on rules and regulations for mobile food vendors in the city. Although the trucks would not be able to set up on municipal rights of

News Update for 10/5/20

The Avon Park city council will convene for a special meeting tonight. At issue will be the regulation of food trucks in the City of Charm. Apparently code enforcement officials already have received complaints about the mobile vendors. New state laws say the trucks cannot be banned from the city, however, the time, place and

News Update for 10/2/20

Traffic was tied up for a time about midnight when a woman hit a deer near Lorida. The mishap occurred on Highway 98 near McClellan Road shortly after 11:00 last night. After hitting the deer, the woman’s car reportedly caught fire and burned. Authorities say both traffic on Highway 98 and nearby rail traffic was

News Update for 9/30/20

Highlands County will have a new clerk of the courts beginning tomorrow. Current Clerk Bob Germaine reportedly will retire effective at midnight tonight. Clerk-elect Jerome Kaszubowski was sworn in earlier this morning and will take over duties begnning tomorrow. Meanwhile, Kaszubowski says repairs to the courthouse have been all but finished, and operations will resume

News Update for 9/29/20

Over the past six months or so, 89 deaths have been tied to the Coronavirus and 231 people have been hospitalized at some point here in Highlands County. There have been more than 21,000 tests administered with better than 19,000 coming back negative. To date, there have been 2160 positive tests – however, health officials

News Update for 9/28/20

The latest Coronavirus test numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show there have been 4 additional positive, and 50 negative tests added to Highlands County’s ongoing count. Of the 21,268 tests administered locally – 19,098 have been negative with 2160 positive cases recorded. There have been 231 people hospitalized at some point during

News Update for 9/25/20

A man is dead and a woman is in jail following an overnight incident in Sebring. According to reports, Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies were serving a warrant on Kelly Townsend at a Markland Lane residence, At that time, deputies saw Matthew Nocerino. Noting that he also had warrants, they ordered him to stop. He didn’t

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