News Update for 11/21/18

Many people are aware of the proposed roundabout to be installed at the end of the Sebring Parkway Phase III just south of Avon Park, Others may know about another traffic circle to be installed at the other end by Highlands Regional Medical Center at the start of Phase II.
Now officials say, they are looking at putting in a third roundabout. That one would go at the 90-degree turn just north of the Indian Streets in Sebring.
Highlands County Engineer Gator Howerton says the Florida Department of Transportation is pushing the idea for safety reasons.

The Sebring Boys & Girls Club will be getting some help from taxpayers in the City on the Circle. Sebring city council members last night voted to add another $20,000 in matching funds to the club and pay for half of the utilities and mowing expenses at the operation.
They also agreed that the club could have naming rights for the building and interior rooms if somebody want to purchase those.

Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg took time at yesterday’s Highlands County commission meeting to thank all those who helped administrate this year’s elections.
As predicted, it was a record turnout, as well as an historic recount for three different contested statewide offices. But her job isn’t over yet, there still are audits and surveys to complete.
In addition, election workers will be comparing data from precincts and doing backups for retention among other things.
Ogg said they won’t be totally complete until sometime in January.

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say they have identified a vehicle that might have been involved in the placement of skimmers on gas pumps here.
The “vehicle of interest appears to be a blue Dodge pickup with a large dent behind the cab on the passenger side. It also has stickers in the back window, one on the left and one on the lower right side corner.
Deputies did locate a skimmer at a Citgo station north of Avon Park, and obtained some photos – those now are on the Highlands County Sheriff’s Facebook page.

It was a big turnout as hundreds of veterans descended on Bo David’s restaurant for the inaugural Veterans Apprciation dinner. Veterans and those in veterans service organizations were treated to turkey, ham and all the fixins as well as live music.