News Update for 12/9/19

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials are looking for help in finding out who killed a 34-year-old Sebring man. Deputies responding to a call at Highway Park Liquors – south of Lake Placid early Saturday morning, found the body of Lee Marvin Anderson.
Anderson was still in his car, and reportedly had been shot several times. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Highlands County Sheriff’s office.

It looks to be a busy night at the Avon Park city council meeting. A report is expected tonight on the utility extension from the City of Charm to the Highlands County line. Councilwoman Maria Sutherland wants to know the costs that are not covered by grants and reimbursements. She also wants to discuss the timeline for that work.
Sutherland also is looking for an inventory on city vehicles and city-owned buildings.
In other action, the council will hear the second reading of their pending noise ordinance, and appoint a deputy mayor for the city.

The Christmas season continues in Avon Park this evening. Christmas in the Park will be held at Donaldson Park with holiday performances by a number of different choirs. Set to perform are students from Avon Elementary, Memorial Elementary, Park Elementary, Avon Park Middle School and Avon Park High School.
The Heartland Pops Clarinet Quartet and the Avon High School Grenadier Band also will perform. It all gets underway in Donaldson Park this evening at 6pm.

Phase III of the Sebring Parkway, also dubbed “The Panther Parkway” now is open to traffic. As part of their grand opening ceremonies, Highlands County commissioners held a ribbon cutting and a 5K race to herald their accomplishment.