News Update for 2/10/21

Sebring police are investigating a home invasion incident around midnight this morning in the Highlands Homes neighborhood. Not many details have yet been released, but apparently shots were fired during the incident at a Rainbow Avenue address.
No injuries were reported. Sebring police are asking anybody with information on the incident to contact them.

Avon Park city officials continue to work on getting their airport under control. They have been looking for a manager for the Fixed Base Operation there for sometime and recently the American Hemp Company approached the city with a deal to lease the airport for 50 years.
Airport advisory committee members have recommended that the council deal with the offer before hiring anybody to run the place. City council members now are looking for legal council to go over the proposal and decide if the deal is in the city’s best interests.

The Frostproof city council will get together this evening for a workshop session to discuss water. Chris Bailey of the Florida Rural Water Association will be presenting the city a drinking water and wastewater assessment plan.

It’s going to be a busy March for the Sebring International Raceway. The third weekend of course will be the 69th running of the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring, but a separate card of races also will be held the weekend before.
The IMSA Prototype Challenge will have five competitions including a Porsche Sprint Challenge, a GT Celebration event and two Masters’ Endurance Legends Races. All those events will run Saturday, March 13.

There were no serious injuries, but traffic was tied up for some time yesterday afternoon on Highway 27 south of Avon Park. According to reports, a sport utility vehicle ran up under a semi-trailer.
Apparently, the big rig was making a turn across the southbound lane of the highway in front of the Wild Turkey Tavern when the mishap occurred.

They found a big snake over in Hardee County. How big was it? All tolled, it was 16-feet, four inches and 300 pounds. According to reports the burmeese python was spotted on property off Parnell Road near Zolfo Springs.
Local residents wrangled, then killed the snake. Upon further investigation, a local snake hunter said he found 100 eggs when he skinned the reptile,
Officials say they hope it was a rogue snake – and did not migrate north from the Everglades, where such snakes have caused significant problems.