News Update for 2/10/23

A Sebring man reportedly was killed yesterday morning in a Hardee County traffic accident. Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate the 64-year-old was riding his motorcycle west on State Road 66 near Crewsville Road when the accident occurred.
Apparently, he was in a no passing zone when the biker pulled his cycle out to overtake a pickup, which made a left turn. The cycle hit the side of the truck.
The motorcyclist was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No charges have been filed.

The Highlands County Fair will end up with a bang this evening with a Friday night concert. The Shannon Reed band will take to the Budweiser Hospitality Tent for music from 6-9.
Tomorow evening the Zinc & Copper Youth Jazz Ensemble will close out the 86th running of the fair. No attendance numbers are yet available, but good weather is expected to bump up the totals for this year’s crowd.

A Sebring city council candidate will be holding yet another town hall-style meeting tomorrow in an effort to find the opinion of voters in the City on the Circle. This time. Dr Bobbie Smith-Powell will address the issue of Food Insecurity.
The session will be held tomorrow morning at 11am in the Democrat Party Headquarters at 4216 Sebring Parkway.

It may be a while before the city of Lake Wales and developers go to court over the progress on refurbishing the historic Walesbuilt Hotel. The city and the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment agency have filed suit against the firm – Walesbuilt LLC, saying they obtained the title to the property by deceit.
Developers have pointed to the work accomplished at that location and have filed for a jury trial in the matter – pushing the court date now back to September.