News Update for 9/10/20

The latest Coronavirus test numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show there have been two additional positives, and 21 negative tests added to Highlands County’s ongoing count.
Of the 19,417 tests administered locally – 17,460 have been negative with 1947 positive cases recorded.
There have been 205 people hospitalized at some point during their illness and 69 deaths have been tied to the corona virus here since numbers started being kept.

It appears that scams have become so commonplace, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has produced a brochure to help people being conned out of their hard-earned cash. Scams can come via computer, over the phone, by text message and even in the mail.
The tri-fold brochure outlines everything from coronavirus related scams to those involving relatives. It also gives the top ways to spot a scam. The brochure is available at the Sheriff’s Office or on their Facebook page.

Highlands County has a clearance sale going on. They have put more than 130 lots around the county up for bid. The properties are located in Avon Park Lakes, Holiday Shores, the Country Club of Sebring, Placid Lakes and Leisure Lakes – as well as in Avon Park, Sebring, Lake Placid and Sun ‘N Lake,
Those who want to make a bid better hurry – paperwork needs to be filed by 3:00 this afternoon. A complete list can be found under the Highlands County Commission’s web page under Purchasing Department.

Frostproof city council members will hear a proposal for yet another special event when they meet in regular session this evening. The Chamber of Commerce there has requested the use of Henderson Field next month for a JeepToberFest.
In addition to the Jeeps, live music, food, inflatables and other entertainment is planned. The field was used last weekend for a Labor Day Celebration. Reportedly, Frostproof has cancelled none of their special events this year.