News Update for 4/20/21

The Highlands County commission usually meets on Tuesday mornings – but not this week. The meeting has been moved to Friday April 23 to commemorate Highlands County’s 100th birthday. Commissioners will take the opportunity to recognize the centennial and receive an historical piece on the county.
They also will take action on some regular business including a vote on whether or not to move the Sebring branch of the countywide library system as part of a grand plan to fundamentally transform the Alan Altvader Cultural Complex.

An accident last night has sent at least one person to the hospital. According to reports, a motorcyclist failed to negotiate the roundabout at Memorial and College Drive north of Sebring shortly after 11PM.
Reportedly, the rider had to be transported. No names or other details have been released. Authorities say weather may have been a factor in the crash.

State Road 64 was blocked for several hours yesterday when a car and a semi-truck collided near the intersection of Lake Olivia Drive. There were no serious injuries reported. However, the force of the impact caused the semi to jack-knife, pushing the trailer across the roadway.
Local fire crews were kept busy cleaning up about 100 gallons of diesel fuel.

There were no serious injuries yesterday afternoon when a Hardee County school bus went over on its side. Florida Highway Patrol officials say the bus was on Heard Bridge Road near Wauchulla when the mishap occurred.
The driver reportedly went off the road, over-corrected and the vehicle overturned. The driver, a 26-year-old woman was taken to Advent Health with minor injuries. None of the children onboard were hurt.
No charges have been filed.