News Update 5/17/21

Sebring police are investigating after a youngster fell out of a second floor window. The incident reportedly occurred at a business on South Commerce Avenue Friday afternoon.
The 4-year-old boy was airlifted to a trauma center. No other details have been released on the incident.

You may see some sign holders and flag wavers as you drive through Sebring today. Those are members of Americans for Prosperity. They are protesting a proposed Federal Government $4 Trillion spending plan. They say the so-called “infrastructure bill,” is a roadmap to higher taxes.
The group plans to camp on the curb of Highway 27 and Bayview drive.

Independence day will be on the minds of Frostproof city council members when they get together in regular session this evening. Dubbed “Lake Day,” the July 4th observance will have fireworks – possibly put on by the same company that did the Frostproof Centennial display.
Reportedly, the city is in search of sponsors to help stage the event. In other action, council members will look at a rezoning issue that could allow for more housing in The Friendly City.

It appears things are heating up between Highlands County commissioners and their designated trash collection service. At their meeting tomorrow, commissioners will look at a proposal to declare Waste Connections as a “habitual violator” and in a condition of “irredeemable default.
In other action, commissioners will look at putting more government owned property on the tax rolls. More than 100 properties are on the list to be sold.
The board also will be asked to approve some $28,000 to resurface the tennis courts at the Sebring and Lake Placid High Schools.