News Update for 12/6/21

NEWS 12/6/21 BF

You might want to leave for work a bit early this morning. A dense fog advisory is in effect for six counties including Highlands, Hardee, Polk, Desoto all the way down to Charlotte and Lee counties.
Motorists are advised to slow down, use their low beam headlights and exercise caution until the fog lifts.

NEWS 12/6/21 BF

Units have cleared the Highlands County landfill for the second time this weekend. Firefighters – both paid and volunteers from all over the county were called out to extinguish a couple of fires at the landfill.
The first broke out Friday and was determined to have been extinguished. The second erupted yesterday about 1:30 and burned late into the evening. It remains unclear whether or not the second fire was a re-kindle.
No word on how much burned, but the drift smoke was smelled as far away as west Sebring past Highway 27.
Cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but officials say it may have been due to combustible materials discarded in the trash. No injuries were reported in either incident.

NEWS 12/6/21 BF

It looks like the city of Frostproof is getting ready to go on a marketing campaign. Council members in the Friendly City tonight will look at inking an agreement with the “Nextsite” group to develop a plan and materials to market Frostproof as a destination for retailers, developers and others.
The city applied for and received a Florida Department of Economic Opportunity grant to make the deal. In other action, the council will be asked to approve the final plat for the “Palm 10” residential subdivision.

NEWS 12/6/21 BF

It was an exciting weekend for the Alan Jay Pistons & Props event at the Sebring International Raceway with late drama, the closest finish in “HSR Classics” history and a trio of first-time winners.
The Group A finish was a record-setting thriller that saw winners Alan Benjamin and Brady Refenning coming on in the last four minutes of the race to take the group’s overall standings in the Boulder Classics 1972 No.18 Porsche 911 S/T powered by Refenning’s 901 Shop.
It was the group’s sixth annual event.