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News Headlines 12-27-18

Another shooting last night in Avon Park. Deputies were called to the area of Hal MacRoae Boulevard and Delaney before midnight last night, where they located a male gunshot wound victim who required flight-for-life transportation out of town, in stable condition. Detectives are investigating; as always, if you know something, detectives would appreciate a call. […]Continue reading

News Headlines 12-26-18

It’s been a crummy Holiday traffic weekend on our roads in the area. A two-vehicle accident claimed four lives at the intersection of Highway 70 and County Road 721 near Brighton in Eastern Highlands County about 12:30 yesteday. Positive ID of the driver and passenger in an unknown vintage Buick are still pending after the […]Continue reading

News Headlines 12-21-18

Avon Park has its next City Manager. After listening to the six finalists last night, council members chose David Flowers for the job. Flowers knows his way around a government building; he was on the city council in the early 1990s, and has served as a Highlands County commissioner and Sheriff’s deputy. Flowers will be […]Continue reading

News Update 12/19/18

Sebring police are investigating another shooting incident. It occurred shortly after 8:30 last night at the intersection of Lemon Street and Martin Luther King jr Boulevard in the city’s Washington Heights neighborhood. A woman was struck in the lower back by a bullet. She was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Authorities are asking anyone […]Continue reading

News Update for 12/18/18

Highlands County Commissioners received the first quarterly update from the newly-created Highlands County Fire/Rescue division when they meet this morning. Highlands County Public Services Director Mark Bashoor told commissioners how much money has been collected from the new fire assessment, then outlined plans on what to do with the cash That included the repair of […]Continue reading

News Update for 12/17/18

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials have added to the list of those wanted for passing counterfeit cash here. An arrest warrant has been issued for 34-year-old Chaz Allen Demeere of Sebring, He is wanted for multiple counts of uttering a false bank bill or note, grand theft and using a two-way device to facilitate a felony. […]Continue reading

News Update for 12/12/18

Today’s the final day for hopefuls for city manager for Avon Park to have their applications submitted. Council members set a deadline for today, and a special meeting for next Thursday to make a final selection. Currently, they plan to pay their new C.M. no more than $90,000 a year with a six-month probationary period. […]Continue reading

News Update for 12/11/18

One person reportedly was injured last night when three vehicles came together in Avon Park. Reportedly, the chain-reaction mishap occurred about 7:00 at the intersection of Cornell Street and Memorial Drive. One individual was transported to the hospital – their name has not yet been released. Units from Highlands Lakes and West Sebring were called […]Continue reading