News Update for 8/23/21

Four people were killed and Highway 98 was shut down for several hours last night as the result of a three car crash south of Sebring. The incident occurred last night shortly after 9:30.
Florida Highway Patrol reports say a car driven by a 38-year-old Lorida man was traveling west on US 98. His car went left of center, sideswiping one vehicle then hitting another car head on. All three people were killed in his vehicle as was the driver of the third vehicle – a 68-year-old Sebring man.
The incident remains under investigation.

A Sebring man reportedly died over the weekend in a Desoto County traffic accident. According to reports, the 59-year-old driver was northbound on US 17 near Arcadia when he lost control of his pickup. The truck went off the road, hit a concrete culvert then overturned.
Troopers say the driver WAS wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no injuries, but quite a bit of property damage when a car hit a building over the weekend. That one happened at The Orchid Grove Nursing Home north of Lake Placid.
Reportedly, the car ploughed into a load-bearing wall. Apparently the driver is OK, the building is still being inspected.

It will be a double-header for the Avon Park city council this evening as they first start with a budget session, then go into their regular meeting.
The 4:00 budget session will center around water and wastewater treatment issues. At their regular session, the council will discuss a draft lease agreement for the Avon Park Executive airport, set the fire assessment for the city and look at early voting provisions among other things.
The regular council meeting will commence at 6pm.

It’s a big day for the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce. They’ll be rolling out their new website today. That also means members will have an opportunity to create a new profile for themselves there. Those are expected to start sometime next week.
Meanwhile, the Hardee County Chamber is in search of a new Executive Director. They are looking for candidates with a degree in business administration who’s ready to market the organization. Details are available on the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce website.