News Update for 3/29/21

There was an early morning traffic accident on the north end of the Sebring Parkway Circle. Apparently a car was unable to negotiate the roundabout, went off the road, and splintered a utility pole.
Apparently, there was nobody with the car when law enforcement and safety services arrived at the scene. A K-9 detachment was dispatched to look for any occupants of the vehicle but were unsuccessful.
Duke energy crews came and and dealt with the power situation.

An Avon Park man remains in jail as the result of a shooting incident. Geri German Harvell was arrested at the Knoll-Century Hill Mobile Home Park off Rally Road in the north end of Highlands County.
Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the scene found Harvell’s step son sufferning a single gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to AdventHealth Sebring where he was pronounced dead.
The 82-year-old Harvell has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the incident. Apparently it had stemmed from an ongoing domestic dispute.

Another brush fire kept units from Highlands Park and Sun n’ Lakes South busy yesterday. The blaze off Moonglow Avenue charred about an acre of ground before they brought it under control.
Highlands County fire authorities say it’s that time of year again, when conditions are very dry and fires can start quickly. No injuries were reported. Apparently, it started from an illegal burn that got out of control.

Some more of Avon Park’s historic books are headed for public display. Members of the Avon Park city council have voted to send some of their old records to the Avon Park Historical Society.
The old council notes, documents and other public records now will be sent over to the local historians for their preservation and categorization. No word on when that process is set to begin.