News Update for 11/27/18

It rained on their parade last night in Avon Park. Officials of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce say the processional was about half-way started when the skies opened up.
Although the parade officially was called due to rain and lightning conditions, the weather later eased and the last part of the parade was allowed to compete its run.
Officials say it will not be rescheduled.
The Sebring parade, the second of the season, is slated for a week from Friday.

The Avon Park city council will meet tonight and continue their re-organizational efforts. They plan to develop a job description for the city manager’s post and will look at options in the light of yesterday’s resignation of Fire Chief Brad Batz.
He is the fourth major department head to have been terminated or quit in the past two weeks. The city council tonight is slated to discuss a union letter from firefighters, questioning Batz’s leadership abilities.

At least one person was injured in a traffic accident east of Sebring early this morning. reportedly, two cars came together at the intersection of Central and Kenilworth boulevards about 4:30 and one went into the ditch.
Reportedly, one person was transported to a local hospital. The Florida Highway Patrol has released no names or other details on the mishap.

A man wanted on warrants has been arrested after taking pictures inside a local bank. Radcliffe Roxroy McLean jr was identified after tellers at the Sun ‘N Lake location of the MidFlorida Credit Union became unnerved as he shot photos around the inside of the bank.
McClean apparently had been wanted on a warrant for violation of probation. He was picked up at a Lake Placid address without incident.

‘Tis the season – for scams. Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say if you get a call saying your Social Security number has been “found suspicious” because of “illegal activity” and will be suspended soon, it is a scam.
The Social Security Administration authorities say they do not make such calls. Local officials say if you recieve such a call – JUST HANG UP.
Never ever give out personal information over the telephone.