News Update for 6/15/22

Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives are busy already this morning investigating a shooting incident. Reportedly the victim was shot and killed late last night at an apartment complex on Jupiter Avenue in Placid Lakes.
No names or other details have been released yet as the case still is under investigation.

Avon Park city council members have taken the next step in going after scofflaws who are drumping trash willy-nilly throughout the City of Charm. City officials say tens of thousands of dollars in extra costs are being picked up by Avon Park taxpayers as crews continue to pick up hundreds of cubic yards of illegally dumped trash and yard waste.
They agreed to continue twice a week collections with alternating yard trash and bulk waste collections. However, those who do not follow the rules can expect to be cited.

Qualifying continues for local candidates in the upcoming off-year elections. Candidates filing their paperwork to appear on the ballot are Highlands County Commission District two hopeful Don Elwell, as well as Chantal Parris and Arelene Tuck who will be vying for the District 4 seat.
Isac Durrance has qualified for the District 1 Highlands County School Board Seat. Bill Brantly and Reece Martin both have qualified in District 4, while Nicle Radonski has filed for the District 5 School Board seat.
Supervisor of Elections Karen Healy also has filed for re-election as the Highlands County Supervisor of Elections.

Firefighters were called out early yesterday to quell the flames in a home on Triumph Avenue in the car streets west of Sebring. Reportedly, they were able to contain the blaze to the kitchen area.
No injuries were reported. The fire was determined to be electrical in origin. No dollar damage estimate was released.