News Update for 12/3/18

Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies are looking into a shooting incident in Avon Park. Reportedly, it occurred shortly after 5:00 last night at a home on Marble Avenue in the City of Charm. Two people were taken to the hospital as a result of the incident – no names or conditions have been released. Highlands County

News Update for 11/30/18

The props arrive today at the Alan Jay Pistons & Props event being held at the Sebring International Raceway. Nearly a dozen vintage aircraft are slated to taxi down the back straightaway, then will be put on display in the Paddock as part of the four-day event at the track. Racing will continue today with

News Update for 11/29/18

Competitors practiced yesterday and qualifying will start today in all classes at this year’s edition of the Sebring Classic 12 Hours presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network. It’s the third go-round for the event which draws classic race cars and vintage aircraft from all over to the historic track. In addition to the qualifying

News Update for 11/28/18

Avon Park city council members took care of a number of personnel issues when they got together last night. Their meeting marked the return of Gerald Buhr as the city attorney. He has taken the job on a contract basis. Members of the Avon Park firefighters union assured the city their department can run fine

News Update for 11/27/18

It rained on their parade last night in Avon Park. Officials of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce say the processional was about half-way started when the skies opened up. Although the parade officially was called due to rain and lightning conditions, the weather later eased and the last part of the parade was allowed

News Update for 11/26/18

The City of Charm will officially kick off the Christmas season tonight with the annual Avon Park Christmas Parade. It’s the first processional of the year, and officials say it will be bigger and better than last year. Some 70 units, including marching bands, dance troupes, antique cars, floats and more are expected to wend

News Headlines Friday, 11/13-18

Black Friday is here – and that’s a red-letter day for retailers, signalling the beginning of the seasonal retail rush and the transition to black INK on store ledgers for the year. The big box stores started early again this year, with Wally World door busters laid out for sale as early as 6pm, and

News Update for 11/21/18

Many people are aware of the proposed roundabout to be installed at the end of the Sebring Parkway Phase III just south of Avon Park, Others may know about another traffic circle to be installed at the other end by Highlands Regional Medical Center at the start of Phase II. Now officials say, they are

New3s Update for 11/20/18

The Highlands County School Board held an unusual morning session today. They swore in Isaac Durrence as the newest school board member. They also tapped Bill Brantley as the new chair of the board with Donna Howerton to serve as vice chair. In other action, the board accepted the resignation of four teachers and reviewed

News Update for 11/19/18

The Avon Park city council will meet in special session this evening as newly-elected council members chart a new course for the City of Charm. Among other things, they will consider an interim legal council for the board and look at the city manager hiring process. Both of those positions were vacated last week. A