Update for 11/9/21News

It won’t be long before rent-a-scooters will be zipping around Avon Park. City council members there last night voted to ink an agreement with Bird Rides to allow the electric two-wheelers in the City of Charm.
There will be no more than 50 at any one time – at least during the trial period, and areas of operation have yet to be determined. The scooters generally will use sidewalks and will be limited to 15-miles per hour.
So far, there’s no word on when the first ones will go in for operation.

Avon Park got three new city councilwomen last night, taking the oath of office were Brittany McGuire, Michelle Mercure and Bernice Thompson.
After being seated, Mayor Garrett Anderson handed out committee and liaison assignments for the upcoming year.

A 23-year-old Sebring man was arrested yesterday and charged with attempted first degree murder following an incident at a Seattle Street home. Highlands County sheriff’s deputies reportedly had been called to the address on reports of a domestic disturbance.
While at the scene, they reportedly saw Alexander Gregory Hammett wielding a knife and chasing two women out of the house. They released K-9 Gentry, who was able to disarm and subdue the suspect. Hammett was arrested and taken to the Highlands County jail.

Thanksgiving still is weeks away, but the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency is focusing in on Christmas. The “Light Up Lake Jackson” contest is calling on residents to use their creativity to celebrate Christmas 2021. There will be residential and Commercial categories, plus judging for Apartment & Condo Associations, Decked out Docks and even TREES!
Deadline for entries will be December 6th, with Competition Dates to run from December 7th-12th. Winners will receive a framed photograph of their display recognition on the Light Up Lake Jackson websites and a “Winner’s Yard Sign.”