News Update 3/21/19

If you’ve been looking for a job – today’s your day. CareerSource Heartland is hosting their Spring Hiring Event at the Bert Harris Agricultural Civic Center from 11am until 1:00. Reportedly more than 40 companies will be at the event with positions ranging from unskilled and skilled jobs to management and administrative positions. Officials are

News Update for 3/2019

US Congressman Greg Steube came to town yesterday to visit the Highlands County commission. Steube, who serves on three committiees and six sub-committees first gave an update on his experiences in Washington DC, then asked about local issues on which he could be of service. Commissioner Don Elwell asked Steube about veterans affairs, agricultural matters

News Update for 3/19/19

It appears that the safest place to have been in Highlands County this past weekend was the Sebring International Raceway. Highlands County Sheriff’s officials report there were five arrests at the track, but 63 in the rest of the county – despite the fact there was at least half again the population of the county

News Update for 3/18/19

This year’s Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring is being called an epic event, with pre-sales of tickets up by 60-70 percent. Track officials say even the early rain on Saturday did not hurt attendance significantly. All Around Septic said their volume was up half again over last year and estimated there were roughly twice

Newsw Update for 3/15/19

The Sebring Strong GoFundMe page set up to benefit the families of the five victims shot and killed this past January in the Suntrust Bank shooting continues to inch upwards. The last total stood at just over $325,000. The goal has been set for a half million. Fans continue to pour in at the Sebring

News Update for 3/14/19

It’s Thursday of Race Week and that means Night Practice, one of the most popular features of the week. Time it will be a double dose, with the IMSA WeatherTech night practice to be followed by two rounds of World Endurance Championship night qualifying. Racing begins in earnest today with the IMSA Prototype Challenge to

News Update for 3/13/19

Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion style break-in at a home in Avon Park. Early reports indicate three armed, masked men broke into a house on Waldron Avenue in the City of Charm shortly after 11:00 last night. Deputies say the occupants of the house fled and there were no injuries. At

News Update for 3/12/19

The local celebration of Race Week kicks off tonight on the Circle in downtown Sebring with the second annual FanFest. It will feature a parade of nearly 40 big transporters – full of race cars and equipment – wending their way up Ridgewood Drive, around the Circle, then out Commerce Street and back to Sebring

News Update for 3/11/19

One person was killed and another seriously injured last night when a car and a motorcycle collided near Lake Placid. Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate the incident happened shortly after 5:30 near the intersection of Catfish Creek Road and Placid Lakes Boulevard. Troopers say a Dodge Calibre driven by 17-year-old Raeley Matthews of Okeechobee turned

News Update for 3/8/19

Drivers and racing machines from Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, Illinois, Tennessee and Georgia are already here and more competitors are on the way from the Carolinas as the Snowbird Nationals lawn mower races get started in earnest today in Avon Park. The gates will open this morning at 10:00 at the Avon Park MowerPlex. Racing