News Update for 12/2/20

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials reportedly are on the lookout for 24-year-old Jontavious Perry. The Avon Park man, also known as “Tray,” is wanted in connection with a shooting incident in the City of Charm.
Detectives say a 16-year-old boy was shot last night at the American Car Wash on Hal MacRae Boulevard about 6:00. Authorities did not say where he was hit or how badly he was hurt. Anyone with details on the incident, or who know Perry’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office.

Fire hit a home in Spring Lake last night. Units from Desoto City, Lorida and West Sebring turned out. Apparently the flames started in the kitchen and got down the hall to a bedroom before they were extinguished.
There were no injuries reported and the cause is said to have been accidental. Damage in the incident was set at $75,000 and the family reportedly was displaced by the damage.

Highlands County commissioners yesterday moved to open up an application process for a third round of money from the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security Act, It would allow some people or entities that had misapplications, as well as some new applications to be submitted.
Due to state regulations, it will only be a 24-hour window to get paperwork submitted. More information may be obtained at the Highlands County commission’s web page.
Commissioners yesterday also looked at re-vamping their priorities list for the upcoming fiscal year.

A resident came before Highlands County commissioners again trying to float the notion of a countywide mask mandate due to the coronavirus.
Commissioners, however, did not seem to be much interested in the idea. New commission chairman Scott Kirouac said that he respected her opinion and said those who wished to mask up certainly should do so. However, there were others who did not share that sentiment. He asked her to respect that opinion as well.
Kirouac noted that Florida Governor Ron Desantis has suspended any fines for mask mandates – making such a rule unenforceable.

On track testing begins today at the Sebring International Raceway for the Classic 12 Hours Sebring – presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network. The event is staged by Historic Sports Car Racing and will bring dozens of vintage cars to the circuit this weekend.
The stars of the show will be a pair of Coorvette C6Rs. They will be back for the first time since winning the 12 Hours back in 2007.
This will be the last race of the season for HSR and will mark the finale for the WeatherTch Sprint Series, the BRM Cronographies Endurance Challenge, the Stoner Car Care Global GT, The RS Cup and the Sasco Sports International American Challenge which run as part of the HSR schedule.