News Update for 1/6/22

The re-location of the Florida Medial of Honor Park has taken another step forward. Sebring city council members unanimously voted to turn over property at the corner of Eucalyptus Street and Commerce Avenue for use by The Florida Medal of Honor Memorial.
The Girl Scout House, which now sits on that land, now will be taken down, inasmuch as it has been found to be ridden with termites and is not salvageable. That work is slated to begin on the first of February.
The Florida Medal of Honor Park now is housed on property on George Boulevard, south of Sebring.

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials are looking for local residents who have done business with Jason Lee. It appears he is wanted for questioning in connection with unlicensed contracting activities. Reportedly, Lee and his company – Trinity Aluminum, have been collecting deposits but not completing the agreed upon work.
Investigators say the deposits range between $1,000 and $4,000. In addition, they say that Lee is not a licensed contractor as represented. Deputies say anybody who has done business with Lee is asked to call the Highlands County Sheriff’s office.

Lake Placid police are looking for the person or persons who did destruction at Bicentennial Park. According to reports, a gazebo was heavily damaged at the location on Dal Hall Boulevard in the Caladium Capital.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those Vandals.

The 2022 season at the Circle Theater kicks off with a bang this evening, as a free film is being offered. Showings of "In Search of Liberty" will be offered at 5 and 7pm. Theater officials say it also will be the debut of their new popcorn machine.
Tomorrow night, the theater will host the Sebring High School All-Year’s Class Reunion, Saturday night. Raisin’ Cain will hold a concert at the facility, which is located on the Circle in Downtown Sebring.

A Polk County kindergartner was fatally struck by a pickup truck while walking to school during the pre-dawh hours yesterday. The 6-year-old child reportedly was crossing U.S.92 while heading to Auburndale Central Elementary School.
Auburndale police say the driver did not realize he’d hit the child and continued driving. Another driver let him know what had happened. The truck driver immediately returned to the scene and cooperated with police.
No names or other details have yet been released.