News Update for 5/17/19

If you’re in the market for some real estate, the Highlands County commission is putting some land back on the tax rolls. Commissioners have voted to go ahead with the sale of better than 100 properties.
Early estimates are that the sell-off could mean at least $100,000 to the county and could reach as much as a quarter of a million, depending upon the sale price. 75 of the parcels are located in Sun ‘N Lake of Sebring.
The vote was 4-0, with commissioner Ron Handley abstaining. He said some family members may be interested in some of the land.

The City of Charm soon may be a bit brighter place. Avon Park city council members have instructed Avon Park City Manager David Flowers to work with Duke Energy in upgrading the mercury-vapor street lights to new LED bulbs.
The cost reportedly will be less than $100 a month. Flowers told the council he’d like to see as many as 600 lights to be changed throughout the city.
The project reportedly will take 2-4 months to complete once a formal presentation is made.

Two people were injured last night when a couple of vehicles collided. The incident happened shortly after 11:00 at the intersection of Highway 27 and Horn Road near Lake Placid.
Apparently a dark colored SUV was broadsided by a smaller car. The occupants of the SUV were taken to a nearby hospital. The driver of the car reportedly was not seriously injured.
The Florida Highway Patrol has released no names or other details.

For the second year, The Sebring Regional Airport and the US Sport Aviation Expo – which is held here – will be represented around the country. The two entities are sposoring an entry in the Air Race Classic.
Known as “Team South of the Border,” JoAnne Alcorn and Gretchen Jahn will be piloting a Cessna Skyhawk 172 R in the 10-stop rally, which will be run next month. The Event will start in Jackson, Tennessee and run in a semi-circle which ends up in Welland, Ontario Canada.