News Update for 9/17/21

Quick work by Highlands County sheriff’s deputies has resulted in a couple of arrests in connection with a shooting incident. It happened yesterday afternoon off Vision Street in the Highway Park community south of Lake Placid.
The victim was airlifted out and is said to be in stable condition. Arrested and charged in the case were Derwin Callahan and Najah Shultz – both from Lake Plaicid.
Authorities say the incident remains under investigation.

More problems for the Brickell Building in downtown Avon Park. The city has put it up for sale, but has received only tepid interest in the Main Street location. Now, it appears it might have to be tented.
Avon Park City Manager Mark Schrader told the council that two different kinds of termites have been found inside the building – and apparently have been there a while. The three-day process of tenting may also involve a neighboring structure.

Highlands County officials say they are stumped as to how to get more people to take advantage of the state Monoclonal Anti-body site set designed to treat those with the coronavirus. They say only a small portion of those who have tested positive or been exposed to the virus have visited the site at the county’s Agri-Civic center.
Meanwhile, state officials say the Biden administration has slashed the amount of anti-body treatments provided to the Sunshine State by 50-percent. Florida was the first in the nation to focus on early treatment by setting up 25 treatment sites across the state.