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  • News Update foir 11/29/22

    Another successful kickoff for the local holiday season last night, as the Avon Park Christmas Parade went off without a hitch. Local officials first joined Heartland Helping Hands in lighting up the newly refurbished Gazebo on the Historic Mile Long Mall, with the parade following the traditional route down Main Street. The next processional will Continue reading

  • News Update for 11/28/22

    The local Christmas season gets underway officially this evening in Avon Park, with the annual Christmas parade. Staged by the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce, it is the first of the three holiday processionals here. More than 60 units, including floats, dancers, bands and antique cars. will head down Main Street beginning at 7pm. It Continue reading

  • News Update for 11/1/8/22

    There’s a lotta water in Lake Letta. In fact, there’s so much, Highlands County commissioners have closed the boat ramp and dock there, until water levels recede. Residents in the area have been complaining about the situation for several weeks, saying the rains from Hurricane Ian have continued to swell the lake, sending problems downstream Continue reading

  • News Update for 11/17/22

    When it comes to new business, it appears the Sebring-Avon Park metro area is doing better than the national average. A new study by Hire-A-Helper shows that 4.6-percent of the workforce in Highlands County is being employed by new business – that makes for over 900 employees. The local numbers beat the average of 3.9-percent Continue reading

  • News Update for 11/16/22

    Highlands County has a new administrator. Following some discussion yesterday, commissioners moved to drop the word "interim" from Laurie Hurner’s title, making her officially the new county administrator. The search for a new administrator had drawn better than 30 applicants – seven of which made a short list. In the end, commissioners agreed that Hurner Continue reading