News Update for 7/15/21

Florida Highway Patrol officials say three people were killed yesterday afternoon in a two vehicle accident west of Avon Park. Reportedly, a pickup driven by a Bowling Green man, went left of center on State Road 64. His truck collided head-on with another pickup, towing a trailer, driven by a Wauchulla man.
Both drivers and an Avon Park woman riding in the first vehicle were killed in the crash. Highway 64 near the intersection of North Dover Road was closed for the better part of eight hours while the investigation continued.

Lightning struck a tree in a yard on Lake Haven Blvd west of Sebring yesterday. The massive electric charge followed the nearby phone and electric lines. In all, two homes suffered significant damage – one on Garland street, the other on Lake Haven.
Units from Sun ‘N Lake, Duke Energy and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office were contacted to assist. No injuries were reported to anything but electrical equipment.

Those wanting to get back to work will have an opportunity today, as CareerSource Heartland holds a job fair.
More than three dozen employers will be at the Bert J Harris Agricultural Civic Center from 11am until 1pm taking applications for all kinds of employees ranging from administrative to line workers.
Organizers urge hopefuls to bring resumes and come dressed for success.

Do you want cheap drugs? Maybe Highlands County officials can help. They have announced a service that could defray some out-of-pocket costs associated with prescription medications.
Through a partnership with Coast2CoastRx, county spokespeople say they can provide citizens with a coupon card. The Coast2CoastRx Card, as it is called may be used both on brand name and generic drugs. Over 60,000 prescription medications are discounted. A mobile app is available to use in addition to having the card.
More information may be obtained through the Highlands County official web page.

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials are warning about another scam. They are cautioning residents to be wary of postings on Craigslist for houses for rent locally.
They say the scammers post current houses on the market for sale and attempt to rent them out. The scammers pose as landlords and owners of the property and request a deposit and say they will overnight the keys.
They don’t – they take the money and run.
Authorities warn people interested in buying or renting a property to see a trusted Realtor or broker. DO NOT send any money or fill out an application with personal information to anyone you do not know.