News Update for 8/30/18

Officials at the Sebring International Raceway say it won’t be long until a new bridge will be going up there. Billed as “The Gateway to the Green Park,” the new span will replace a temporary bridge that stood in the area for better than a half century.
Meanwhile, the Phillips Power Plant is coming down. The Fort Meade based Southern Salvage and has been systematically dismantling it. The signature smoke stacks already have been toppled. Apparently it won’t all come down – some of the facilities reportedly have been purchased by Spring Lake.
The Plant has been blamed for the downfall of the former Sebring Utilities Commission which was sold off in 1991.

NEWS 8/30/18 BF

Florida Highway Patrol officials now have released details of that collision between a car and a school bus on Farm Road south of Sebring. Apparently 82-year-old Ruby Hill backed her Chrysler Town & Country out of a driveway and into the path of the oncoming bus.
There were no serious injuries. However, two of the youngsters aboard the bus were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
Hill was charged with “Violation of the Right of Way.”

There was a spectacular crash but no injuries yesterday morning in Lake Placid. According to reports, a truck was trying to cross Highway 27 from Heartland Blvd and did not see an oncoming pickup.
The two collided causing the truck to flip. A third vehicle, waiting at the stop sign, also was gathered up into the mishap.

Preparations are underway in Frostproof for their Centennial. Officials in the Friendly City say it will be a four-day event beginning tomorrow with exhibits at the Historical Museum.
Saturday will be the big day with an old fashioned parade, street festival, a water ski show, greased pig and pie eating contests, as well as a street dance.
Events will wind up on Monday. Labor Day.