News Update for 6/18/21

Highway 27 west of Sebring was closed for a time overnight when a dump truck full of asphalt overturned. The southbound lanes of Highway 27 near the Residence Inn were closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the load of asphalt which went all over everywhere.
No injuries were reported. Charges are pending further investigation.

Organizers of the Florida Medal of Honor Park say they are getting ready to start work on their memorial. The plans have kicked into high gear after Florida Governor Ron Desantis inked a quarter million dollar appropriation for the park. Col. Mike Borders, who heads up the effort, says that came thanks to the efforts of new Florida House Representative Kaylee Tuck.
Borders say before they can start Phase I, there are some environmental issues that need to be resolved. The memorial will pay tribute to all of the Medal of Honor recipients from Florida.

Last night’s joint meeting between the Sebring city council and the Community Redevelopment Agency went several hours as the combined group of elected and appointed officials looked at a proposed waterfront district and took public input.
The plans, revived from more than a quarter century ago, would relocate the Highlands Art League, The Sebring Historical Society and the Civic Center from their current location to the old Wachovia Bank Building Downtown.
A roomful of residents and interested citizens turned out to oppose the plan. Reportedly, the session became heated at times.
City officials say they have taken public input and now have a better understanding of the costs involved.

Highlands County Clerk of the Courts Jerome Kasubowski says when citizens file for some court documents, there will be no redaction of confidential information. The change in policy comes in response to a recent amendment by the Florida Supreme Court.
That means information filed in civil and small claims courts such as social security numbers and bank account information now no longer will be blanked out.
More detailed information on the changes may be obtained from the Highlands County Clerk of Courts office.