News Update for 10/5/20

The Avon Park city council will convene for a special meeting tonight. At issue will be the regulation of food trucks in the City of Charm. Apparently code enforcement officials already have received complaints about the mobile vendors.
New state laws say the trucks cannot be banned from the city, however, the time, place and manner of vending can be regulated. City Attorney Gerald Buhr has told council that the trucks do offer competition to the bricks and mortar restaurants already in the city.

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials have closed the loop on “Operation Triple Play.” They say the action resulted in the sweep of some 70 people suspected of being involved in the illicit drug trade here.
Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman said those in the sweep were not “small time offenders.” He dubbed the action as most likely the largest and most productive investigation of its kind ever in Highlands County.
Along with Highlands Sheriff’s deputies, the long-term investigation involved the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, firearms & Explosives, the FBI, the State Attorney’s Office and Sebring Police among others.

If you want to vote in the November General Election today is the last day to sign up….if you haven’t already. Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg says to date there have been 31,195 Republicans, 18,747 Democrats and 15,811 of other party or no party affiliation signed up.
At issue this time around are local and state races, state consitutional amendments, judges and federal offices – including the President of the United States.