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  • News Update for 9/27/23

    It may be that time of year, reports are coming in about the sightings of Love Bugs again. The insects that "fly united" come twice a year – once in the spring, then again in the fall. So far, the infestation appears to be light. Acting on the advice of consultants, Avon Park city council Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/26/;23

    A pre-dawn fatal traffic accident in Highlands County blocked Highway 27 south of Highway 70 near Venus for quite a while this morning. Reportedly the mishap involving a semi-truck occurred near the intersection of Archbold road around 3:30. Florida Highway Patrol officials have released no other details. Avon Park residents will see a bit of Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/25/23

    It’ll be a big meeting for the Avon Park city council tonight when they get together for their last meeting of September. They’ll first hold public hearings and approvals for their millage rate and budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Although they voted to leave their millage rate unchanged, tax totals in the city of Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/21/23

    There’s action on the track at the Sebring International Raceway today as the Fanatec GT World Challenge America cars run their test & tune sessions in preparation for the upcoming race weekend. Practice laps will be held tomorrow. On the circuit will be Fanatec GT World Challenge, Pirelli GT4 America, Toyota Gazoo Racing GR Cup Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/20/23

    Load in starts today for the Fanatec GT World Challenge America. The series will be back at the Sebring Intenational Raceway for a three day competition which officially begins Friday. A full slate of GT cars from Mercedes and Porsche to BMW and Acura will be on track. Drivers in for the event include 12 Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/19/23

    It will be a split shift for the Highlands County commission today. At their regular session this morning the commission voted by a 3-2 margin to change zoning on a 38-acre parcel off Mike Kahn Road east of the Sebring Parkway. It will go from agricultural to a mobile home district. Planned is a 220 Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/18/23

    Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives are unravelling the circumstances around an apparent murder. A 21-year-old Avon Park man was found shot to death behind a home on South A Avenue in the City of Charm during the early morning hours over the weekend. Authorities say the homeowner found the body about 1:AM after hearing gunshots. Sheriff’s Continue reading