News Update for 1/26/22

Officials at the Sebring International Raceway are getting ready for the 2022 edition of the 12 Hours by announcing this year’s inductees into the Sebring Hall of Fame.
Included in this year’s roster will be two time Sebring 12 Hour winners, drivers Jackie Ickx, Andy Wallace, and Stefan Johaansson as well as driver/commentator David Hobbs.
Internationally-known newsman and 12 Hour participant Walter Cronkite also will be inducted. In addition to broadcasting the race during the 1950s, he drove with the Lancia team in 1959

By a 4-1 vote, Avon Park city council members have voted to revert to their old hook-up fees for water and sewer service. The action comes on the heels of a couple of requests to reconsider, after a proposed laundromat connection charge came in at north of $200,000 dollars.
Avon Park Finance Director Melody Sauerhafer presented council with a survey of better than a dozen counties and communities with like fees ranging from as much as $111,000 dollars to as little as $8,000 dollars.
The council decided to not try and pay for a new wastewater treatment facility with fees, but rather seek grant money for such a project. They then decided to go back to their former fee schedule.

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say they have made an arrest in connection with that Sunday morning shooting incident in Avon Park. Deputies were called to the Palms at Lake Tulane shortly after 7:30 Sunday. There they found a 30-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
33-year-old Terrance Lee Dennis Sr reportedly has been arrested and charged in the case. He faces counts of attempted second degree murder, tampering with evidence and grand theft of a firearm.

Another missing person is being sought in Highlands County. Authorities say 41-year-old Frankscena Ghent has disappeared. She last was seen as she left the Highlands County Jail on Jan. 5.
Reportedly, officials surmise she possibly had been on her way to Bartow, but has not been heard from since the day of her release.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Highlands
County Sheriff’s office or the Heartland Crime Stoppers confidential hotline at 1-800-226-TIPS.