News Update for 7/16/21

When it comes to low income housing, a recent survey shows that Sebring is in the Top 10. A survey conducted by Construction Coverage shows the greater Sebring area has the sixth lowest income limits for affordable housing among the small metro areas polled in the United States.
For a one person unit, only $31,000 is asked locally while nationally the limit is better than $44,000. For a family, the national average is nearly $64,000 while here in Sebring the level is just over $44,000.

An Avon Park trucker reportedly was involved in a fatal traffic crash down in Glades County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 28-year-old driver was piloting his rig northbound on State Road 29 when a car driven by a Kentucky woman went left of center and hit the semi head-on.
The trucker suffered minor injuries, but the woman from Georgetown was killed.

Protests in support of Cubans seeking freedom continue across south Florida and into other parts of the United States. Tomorrow afternoon, a similar protest will be held in Highlands County. The sign and flag wave will be held at the intersection of Bayview and Highway 27, from 3-5 tomorrow afternoon.
However, unlike some of the other activities, organizers say this one will not block any roadways and will be well off the right of way.

Independence Day has past, now officials at the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce are getting ready for….Christmas. Registration for the annual Avon Park Christmas Parade now is open.
You’ll have some time to get your unit ready, the annual holiday processional won’t be held until November 29th. The Avon Park parade always is the first of the season, kicking off the evening of the first Monday after Thanksgiving.