Highlands County elections officials have announced a date for the dedication of their Kenilworth Building to the memory of former Supervisor of Elections, Penny Ogg.
New Supervisor of Elections Karen Healy has announced the marquee will be unveiled August the eighth.
Avon Park city council members will get together this evening to take care of some budget issues. On their agenda is a discussion on the planned outlay for the water & wastewater system.
Finance Director Melody Sauerhafer will field questions from the council about any items on the agenda for the planned budget for the upcoming 2022-23 fiscal year.
It appears some serious growth may be coming to the Friendly City. Frostproof city council members this evening will consider a measure that will convert some 100-acres off Wes Man Road from an Agricultural Zoning to low-density residential.
The action comes at the request of Ray Engineering & Surveying.
In other action tonight, the council will look at a change that would take a one-acre plot on the North Scenic Highway from a commercial to industrial zoning designation.
Four people were injured yesterday in a three-car pile-up on Highway 70. Reportedly, the tangle occurred yesterday evening shortly before 5:00.
Four people were taken to the hospital and the road was closed for a time. Florida Highway Patrol officials have released no names or other details in the incident.
Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say people who are experiencing a mental health crisis have a new way to reach out for help. They can now can call or text the numbers 9-8-8.
Modeled after 911, the new three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be a number that connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional.