News Update 9/1/21

A new report by the survey company Support Network shows that the Sebring metro area has grown by 6.4-percent over the past half dozen years. The survey shows that some 6,435 residents have re-located here since 2015. The local 6.4-percent beats the national averge of 2.7-percent growth.
They say a lot of folks have migrated from the Lakeland-Winter Haven area. Support Network reports indicate the south currently is the fastest-growing area of the country.

A Lake Placid resident was killed yesterday afternoon in a Glades County traffic accident. Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate the 53-year-old driver was southbound on Highway 27 south of Moore Haven, when he ran into the back of a truck pulling a trailer.
The Lake Placid man lost control of his pickup which rolled over. Troopers say he was NOT buckled up. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed in the incident.

AdventHealth Sebring reportedly now is administering monoclonal antibody therapy in an effort to treat COVID-19 positive patients, and to prevent progression to more severe symptoms.
Those over the age of 65 are eligible for the treatment. Residents under 65 with special conditions also may get the treatment. Those include people with a BMI over 25, chronic kidney or lung disease, citizens who are diabetic, currently receive immunosuppressive treatment or those over 55 with cardiovascular disease, hypertension or COPD.
Treatments are available by appointment only.

Officials in Frostproof say TS Wilson Road is closed at SR 17 due to traffic accident involving a car vs tractor trailer.
Reportedly, there may have been a fatality involved in the crash. That means the road may be closed for an indefinite length of time for investigations.
Please use caution while traveling 17 in the area of TS Wilson Road in Frostproof.