News Headlines 5-16-18

Deputy Sherriff William J. Gentry Jr. was sent home to be with his maker yesterday at the Highlands County Fairgrounds. In a packed convention center attended by In a ceremony attended by Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, more than 2,000 officers from other agencies and over 1,500 County

News Headlines 5-15-18

Highlands County is protected this morning, but by our neighbors to the north. Beginning at 6pm last night, Polk County Sheriff’s department personnel took over handling calls in Highlands to allow personnel from our local department to attend Deputy William Gentry’s memorial service this morning and related events. A release from the Department here asks

News Headlines 5-14-18

A little unwanted excitement at Sebring High School Friday morning caused a little over an hour’s worth of lockdown at the school, and gate closures at other area schools when what was deemed a – quote – credible threat was made by a student from the school. As it turned out, the threat involved a

News for 5/10/18

Highlands County Sheriff’s Deputy William Gentry has returned home. A motorcade bearing the body of the slain law enforcement officer arrived at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home after a trip from the Medical Examiner’s Office in Winter Haven this morning. Thousands of residents in Highlands and Polk counties, some holding flags and signs, lined Highway 27

Newsw for 5/8/18

Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman this morning held a press conference – outlining details of public and private ceremonies to honor Deputy William Gentry. Gentry was fatally shot Sunday evening while answering a call of a neighborhood dispute in Lake Placid. First, there will be a candle light vigil tomorrow evening at Fireman’s Field –