News Update for 2/4/20

Highlands County commissioners will get together in a rare night meeting this evening. At issue is a resolution in support of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Florida.
A resolution declaring Highlands as a Second Amendment Sanctuary county went down to defeat by a 4-1 margin last month, with only Commissioner Arlene Tuck voting in favor of it.
Tuck reportedly plans to re-introduce that resolution this evening.
The session will get underway this evening at 5:30, in the Highlands County Government Center.

Units from the HCSO and the FWC were on the Kissimmee River yesterday searching for Margaret Helen Becker. Authorities found the 81-year-old Sebring woman’s Chevy Colorado this past Saturday. It was submerged just off the boat ramp at the Avon Park Air Force Range.
Becker had gone missing after a January 16th trip to the Southgate Shopping Center. Detectives say it appears that Becker was in the vehicle went it went into the water – however, she has not yet been found.

It appears that Avon Park has a new city manager. According to reports, Mark Schrader has accepted the job. City officials say that a contract now has been forwarded to him, for his consideration.
Avon Park city council members last month voted by a 3-2 margin to dispense with the process of interviewing hopefuls, and simply offer Schrader the post.
Once all the paperwork is completed, Interim City Manager Kimberly Gay reportedly will return to her post as Avon Park city clerk.