News Update for 4/4/19

Highlands County Commissioner Arlene Tuck continued to call for accountability from the Economic Development Department about the work they are doing to increase business in the county.
At this week’s meeting, Tuck asked when the next economic development update was slated before the commission. At a meeting yesterday, local ED officials said they were reviewing a half dozen sites in their asset review.
They plan to bring forward two or three suggested actions on their findings. County Administrator Randy Vossburg said he would include the item on the next commission agenda.

The Sebring city council has a new president. Former Sebring Police chief Tom Dettman was elected unanimously to head the board. Councilman Lenard Carlisle was tapped as president Pro Tempre.

Earlier this week, a van caught fire near the gas pumps at the Circle K store at the intersection of US 98 and Highway 66. Concerned citizens pushed it away from the pumps as firefighters responded to the scene.
Friends and customers of Karen McCarrell who owns the “Smooch-a-Pooch” mobile pet grooming vehicle say they now have started a Go Fund Me page to help her get back on the road. The page can be found at “Burned Mobile Groomer’s Van.”