News Update for 1/6/21

Highlands County commissioners met for their first session of the new year yesterday. They received an update on the Coronavirus vaccination program from Health Department representative Penny Pringle.
Reportedly, appointments for the number of vaccines allocated to the county were filled up in a matter of minutes. In fact, there were 35,000 views to the website in just a couple hours.
Yesterday, residents jammed the distribution center at the Lakeshore Mall to get their injections. People are reminded they need to have an appointment confirmation by email or by phone to get their shots.
Pringle told the commission that to date, there have been no reactions to any of the vaccinations.

Sebring firefighters were called out to extinguish a blaze in a local home yesterday. Reportedly, the incident occurred shortly after 2:00 at a house on Bellview Avenue. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Cause of the fire and a dollar damage estimate have not yet been released.

Folks who don’t know what to do here in Highlands County now are in luck, as officials from Visit Sebring have released their new travel guide. Suggestions range from jumping in a lake, to a day at the races, to ag-tourism, the local bar scene and taking a road trip.
The 40-page guide is available both in print and online. It contains a calendar of annual events, lodging and accommodations