News Update for 1/20/22

A Go Fund Me page has been created for the family who was devastated earlier this week in a two-vehicle accident south of Sebring. 32-year-old Miguel Medina and 4-year-old Angelica Mundo Hernandez were killed when their car was hit by a sport utility vehicle that was going the wrong way on the Sebring Parkway Monday night.

Two others in the Hernandez vehicle were seriously injured. Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate that apparently none of them were buckled up.
Meanwhile, the driver of the SUV, 45-year-old Zasasha Colon remains in the Highlands jail under $385,000 bond. She faces counts of DUI-Manslaughter.

Without comment, Highlands County commissioners took quite a bit of action Tuesday. They approved a $10,000 purchase by the Tourist Development Commission to buy a TV package from Visit Florida. They estimate more than a million impressions – but it won’t be shown in Highlands County.
They also gave the go-ahead to spend $90,000 for PickelBall courts in Spring Lakes and move to sell off better than 400 pieces of county-owned property to get them back on the tax rolls.

Sebring city council members have approved the final agreement with officials from Short Pants Development for a proposed apartment complex to go in on the site of the old Nancessowee Hotel.
To be called "Sebring on the Circle," the facility would span the Nancessowee site on Ridgewood and the former SunTrust Bank property on West Center Ave with as many as 96 units.
Owners of the nearby BC Billiards said they supported the effort, but were concerned about losing parking in the project.

Lake Placid High School reportedly was placed into a brief Lockdown yesterday as the result of an unidentified individual entering the campus there.
Highlands County Sheriff’s officials quickly located and identified the individual and determined there was no threat to students or others.