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  • News Update for 2/27/24

    Avon Park city council members last night voted to join in with a lawsuit against the so-called ‘Form-6." That’s a document that all people running for office now must fill out, that discloses all possessions they have of $1,000 or more. Although enaction of the mandate has been pushed back until next year, hundreds of Continue reading

  • News Update for 2/26/24

    There was a scare, but no problems today when Highlands County Fire Rescue crews were called to the Lakeshore Mall. Units from West Sebring and Desoto City responded to the Coast Dental location at the Mall in Sebring after personnel and customers reported the small of gas there. The office was evacuated, the cause was Continue reading

  • News Update for 2/23/24

    There were reportedly no serious injuries in a single car accident early this morning on County Road 17 south of Avon Park. Reportedly a vehicle went off the road and hit a power pole arund 4:30. Apparently the driver did not need to be transported. A new survey by Flippa shows that generally, high-income residents Continue reading

  • News Update for 2/22/24

    The problems reported this with AT&T or First Net cell phones reportedly now may have expanded to Verison, T-Mobile, Boost and others. There has been a nationwide outtage that locked many of the phones in SOS mode. So far, company officials have not indicated what has caused the issue. Among other things, apparently customers are Continue reading

  • News Update for 2/21/24

    By a 3-2 vote, Highlands County commissioners yesterday voted to enact a four month moratorium on the acceptance, processing and/or consideration of any petition, application or request on lands for mobile home parks. A number of projects already in process here reportedly will not be affected by the moratorium – while commissioners look at rules Continue reading

  • News Update for 2/20/24

    Hundreds of people turned out yesterday afternoon to hear the official announcement that the city of Sebring will be the subject of HGTV’s "Hometown Takeover" program. That’s where professional designers come in and re-do businesses, homes and public spaces to make an area more attractive. Apparently, the project is being done in cooperation with the Continue reading

  • News Update for 2/19/24

    Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives continue the investigation into the death of Darron "Darryl" Taylor. The 61-year-old Sebring man was found shot and killed early Sunday morning in his home on Muriel Avenue by Emergency Medical Services workers, responding to a call of "no vitals." Authorities now are looking for information leading to the arrest and Continue reading