News Update for 7/26/18

Final preparations are underway for tomorrow’s opening ceremonies for the Caladium Festival in Lake Placid. It’s the 28th such event in the Caladium Capital and will feature a wide array of Arts & Crafts vendors, food booths,live music, exhibits, displays and of course – plenty of caladiums. Bus tours of the caladium fields also will

News Update 7/25/18

Florida Governor Rick Scott was in Highlands County yesterday. Scott stopped by the American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park for a campaign appearance. Saying people had to “fight for good government,” Scott first discussed his “Make Washington Work” program saying he wanted to “change the direction of DC.” He then took questions from the

News Update for 7/24/18

Florida Governor Rick Scott will be making a whistle stop in Highlands County today. Scott will be at the American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park from 11:45 until 12:30. Scott, a Republican, is an American Legion member. He now is challenging Democrat Bill Nelson for one of Florida’s two senatorial seats. Scott is expected

News Update for 7/23/18

Florida Governor Rick Scott reportedly will be making a whistle stop in Highlands County. Scott will be at American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park from 11:45 until 12:30 tomorrow afternoon. Scott, a Republican is an American Legion member. He now is challenging Democrat Bill Nelson for one of Florida’s two senatorial seats. Scott is

News Update for 7/19/18

Highlands County residents will have an opportunity to again look at the county budget when commissioners hold a community meeting tonight. That will commence at 6:00 in the commissioners’ board room at the Highlands County Government Center in Sebring. Residents got their first look at Commissioner Don Elwell’s semi-annual town hall meeting at South Florida

News 7/18/18

Despite the fact that most property values are increasing here, Highlands County Commissioners yesterday voted to bump the property tax rate up nearly another half mil., setting it at 9.0. That’s nine dollars for each $1,000 of property valuation. That moves it up .45 mils from the current level and is designed to help make

News Update for 7/18/18

Despite the fact that most property values are increasing here, Highlands County Commissioners yesterday voted to bump the property tax rate up nearly another half mil., setting it at 9.0. That’s nine dollars for each $1,000 of property valuation. That moves it up .45 mils from the current level and is designed to help make

News Update for 7/17/18]

It’s that time of year again, when Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell holds one of his semi-annual town hall meetings. Elwell usually gives a state of the county address and has county staff on hand to help answer questions from citizens. Tonight, other county commissioners will be there as well, and will transform the session

News Update for 7/16/18

The election season is heating up and Highlands County residents will have an opportunity tonight to hear candidates for the District 17 Congressional seat being vacated by Tom Rooney. Bill Akins and and Julio Gonzales will be at American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park tonight to speak with the public on issues ranging from

News Update for 7/13/18

Sebring Police continue to search for a local man wanted in connection with a shooting incident. They now have identified the suspect as Marvin Owens Sr. Authorities believe it was Owens who shot Thurlow Wilkins Wednesday night in an incident near the intersection of Lemon Street and Martin Luther King Blvd. The 39-year-old Wilkins was