News Update for 9/20/18

Sebring city council members are slated to take a field trip to their municipal golf course. Bob Funk, who lives off the 13th fairway, is complaining that his home has been peppered with golf balls – especially since Hurricane Irma took out some protective trees last year.
Funk says he has buckets of balls from where golfers have tried to take a straight line to the hole over his front yard. City officials maintain they are “errant balls. Council members say they want to come out and have a look for themselves.

A number of Highlands County residents may be getting a visit – especially if they don’t have their address numbers prominently displayed on their buildings. Highlands County has partnered with CenturyLink and Geo-Comm to collect and verify such data for maps used by the E-911 dispatch center and emergency responders.
Beginning now and through October, a fleet of well-marked Silver Hyundai Santa Fe SUV’s will be combing the county checking on addresses. Those without numbers may receive a knock on the door.

Highlands County School officials, along with Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman this evening will hold the final of three town hall-style meetings. Tonight’s gathering will be in the Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic church in Avon Park.
Local authorities will be informing residents on measures taken to provide a safe environment in the schools, including social and emotional well being for students and staff.
There also will be an open forum for residents to share their concerns. That session will commence tonight at 6:00.

Traffic will be tied up for a time in Sebring today, as the annual Homecoming Parade takes to the streets. South Commerce Avenue from the Parkway to the Circle will be shut off this afternoon between 3:40 and 4:40 for the processional.
Participating will be the Sebring High School Band, Football Players, cherrleaders and Homecoming Queen candidates. Several high school clubs and other sports teams will particiipate along with the Sebring High ROTC as well.