News Update for 6/21/18

Things apparently are hopping at the Sebring Regional Airport. Officials there say it’s beginning to look like a much larger facility, with the landing of the fourth Boeing 727 there.
The plane has come in for service at the Amerijet location at the airport – which now is going by their FAA designation “KSEF”.
The Miami-based Amerijet International operates all-jet cargo services to destinations in Central America, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Audubon Florida has cited the Archbold Biological Station with their “Sustainable Rancher of the Year” Award. The honorarium was given for their 10,000 acre Buck Island Ranch operation.
Officials said it showcases how “cattle ranching and the natural environment can successfully coexist.” Archbold has operated the facility for the past 20 years as a site for scientific research, education and conservation.
The award was presented yesterday at the Cattlemen’s Association’s annual convention in Orlando.

Highlands County Commissioner Jim Brooks took advantage of Tuesday night’s public hearing for the proposed fire assessment to announce he would not be seeking re-election. He urged those in his district to plan to run for the seat, which will come open in 2020.

Representatives of the Military Sea Services Museum re-presented the Sebring city council with an acrylic painting of their facility Tuesday night. The original presentation of the artwork was made to Sebring Mayor John Shoop on Memorial Day during ceremonies at their 20th anniversary celebration.

Some problems for the Highlands County Sheriff’s office overnight. Their main number apparently was out for some time.
However, the emergency 9-1-1 number still is in operation for those needing immediate response from a law enforcement officer.
Authorities say there were no major incidents to report overnight.