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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 […]Continue reading

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 […]Continue reading

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 […]Continue reading

News Update for 11/16/18

A tragic accident last night as a jet dragster driver was killed in an accident at the Sebring International Raceway. Track officials say 24-year-old Katrina Moller of Sarasota was making a run at the Thursday night drag races when the incident occurred. Witnesses say it appeared she may have hit the wall. The accident is […]Continue reading

News Update for 11/15/18

It’s been a long week for Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg. The Highlands County Canvassing Board completed a machine re-count of 40,000 votes yesterday in senatorial, gubernatorial and Secretary of Agriculture races as mandated by the Florida Division of Elections. It’s not over yet. The board will reconvene at 1:00 today to do […]Continue reading

News Update for 11/14/18]

The recount is underway here again in Highlands County. The canvassing board is conducting a machine re-count for the offices of senate, governor and secretary of agriculture as mandated, It was a long day yesterday, as the board did not suspend their operations until 10:30 last night, then began again this morning by 8:30. State […]Continue reading

News Update for 11/13/18

Reportedly, the first part of a statewide voter recount went smoothly yesterday here in Highlands County. Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg said only a handful of residents showed up to watch the canvassing board go back over some 40,000 cast ballots in the race for Senate, Governor and Secretary of Agriculture. Saying it […]Continue reading

News Update for 11/12/18

Highlands County’s portion of a statewide voter recount began this morning and Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg says so far things have been going smoothly. Only a handful of residents showed up to watch the canvassing board go back over some 40,000 cast ballots in the race for Senate, Governaor and Secretary of […]Continue reading