News Update for 11/6/18

It’s Election day across the land. Here in Highlands County things are in readiness at all 25 polling locations as workers for Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg prepare for what is expected to be a large turnout. Those wishing to cast their ballot will be asked for a current and valid picture identification

News Update for 11/5/18

Early voting has closed off in Highlands County for the mid-term elections and a passle of ballots already have been cast. Highlands County Supervisor of elections Penny Ogg says nearly 11,000 people have voted by mail and more than 12,000 went to the polls for early voting. That’s nearly 40-percent of the registered voters here.

News Update for 11/2/18

Garbage collection problems, recycling and bearproof trash cans were discussed last night as Highlands County commissioners met for a two-and-a-half hour workshop. While most commissioners said nobody ever calls them about complaints with pickup, Commissioner Don Elwell said he continues to hear about it – receiving 10 complaints this past week alone. Elwell told representatives

N ews Update for 11/1/18

There will be a lot of trash talk tonight as Highlands County Commissioners hold a workshop on countywide garbage collection and recycling. It has been a hot button for many, with residents complaining about the number of pickups, missed pickups, late pickups and other problems. Representatives of Waste Connections, the company that runs the service,

News Update for 10/31/18

There was mayhem yesterday afternoon at the Sebring Falls Mobile Home Park when a gyrocopter crashed into an unoccupied mobile home there. Two people were killed, one was injured and three trailers were damaged in the incident. Highlands County Sheriff’s authorities have identified the two men killed as 45-year-old Christopher Lord of Sebring who was

News Update for 10/30/18

Residents are flocking to the polls during early voting. Reportedly, nearly a quarter of all registered voters in Highlands County already have cast their ballots either by mail or by visiting a polling location. At last report, more than 9,000 ballots had been received by mail with more than 6,000 visiting local polls. That makes

News for 10/29/18

It was an eventful weekend but local officials say there was not much of newsworthy note. Early voting is underway and Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg says that also is going smoothly. Over the weekend there were 4,770 residents that went to the polls. 2,851 were Republicans, 1,321 were Democrats and 598 were

News Headlines for October 26, 2018

Halloween weekend is here, and there’s no excuse for a hungry goblin. Avon Park and Sebring announced official Trick Or Treat hours this year as Saturday night from 6 till 9, but that’s just one chance at free munchies. The Downtown Sebring Halloween on The Circle is tonight, Sun N Lake of Sebring has their

News Headlines October 25, 2018

It’s Election Day. Kind of. Early Voting starts today in Highlands County, and runs through Saturday, November 3. If you’re ready, registered and prepped, the usual early-voting places are open from 8:30 till 4:30 today – The Kenilworth Operations Center south of Sebring High School, the Avon Park Council Chambers, and the Lake Placid Town

News Update for 10/24/18

Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies continue to look for a man wanted in connection with a Pennsylvania murder case. Timothy Tireik Pough reportedly has been spotted in the Avon Park area recently. The 20-year-old Pough reportedly has made threats to shoot his girlfriend, who lives here in Highlands County. Pough’s criminal history includes convictions for robbery,