News Update for 12/21/20

Three people were injured shortly before 9:00 last night in a two car crash. Sebring police say a motorist was pulling out of the Sebring Parkway and was headed south on Highway 27. However, she apparently lost control on the slick roadway and ended up in the northbound lane, where she hit another car head-on.
Apparently three people were transported from the scene, their names and conditions are not yet available. Charges in the incident are pending.

Avon Park city officials say so far, they have had no applications for the seat formerly occupied by Deputy Mayor Stanley Spurlock. Spurlock died earlier this month – reportedly the victim of a heart attack.
Council members have agreed to appoint a replacement until next November’s municipal elevation. Applicants must be eligible under the rules for serving on city council, but will be required to promise that they would not run for re-election when the term of office ends.
More information may be obtained at the Avon Park city hall.

The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Tenille Drury-Smith will take the seat left vacant, when former director, Liz Barber, went to work for Highlands County.
Drury-Smith is well familiar with the chamber and it’s programs, having served as chairman of the board from 2018-2019. Jobs on her resume included marketing liaison for AdventHealth and Director of Community Programs at the Sun ‘N Lake Improvement District.

The Frostproof city council will meet tonight. Among other things, they will talk about special events. While they plan to pull the plug on the “Fire it Up Frostproof” cookoff, word is, they may stick with a scaled-back barbecue event.
The target date will be in late March.
In other action, the council will hold public hearings and final readings on a couple of zoning changes. One will be for the Lake Moody Estates housing project, the other will be for an office and storage area for a construction company.