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  • News Update for 3/31/23

    Activites began today for the 2023 edition of the 12 Hours of BBQ. Professional and backyard teams from the Florida BBQ Association have fired up their cookers for competition in a number of different divisions. Gates opened this morning at the Highlands County Fairgrounds. On tap for today wil be live music, and a kids Continue reading

  • News Update for 3/30/23

    As some Highlands County commissioners consider whether or not to impose impact fees, taxes and charges as new revenue sources for the upcoming fiscal year, a new report by Construction Coverage shows that homeowners in the Sebring-Avon Park metro area pay a median of $1,150 in property taxes anually. The study indicates that’s about .7-percent Continue reading

  • News Update for 3/29/23

    Highlands County firefighters were called to a housefire at Sun ‘N’ Lakes South last night. According to reports, the mobile home on Sarasota Street was totally involved in flames when units arrived at the scene. There were no injuries to report, but the place apparently was a total loss. Three people and their two dogs Continue reading

  • News Update for 3/28/23

    It won’t be long before the Avon Park Mowerplex is nothing but a memory. Officials of NASGRASS say they are preparing to move all their infrastructure from their former raceway at the Avon Park airport to their new facility at the Florida Flywheelers’ Park. The move is scheduled to begin in early April. that includes Continue reading

  • News Update 3/27/23

    A Placid Lakes man was shot and killed this past weekend in what authorites are calling a neighborhood dispute. Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say the 62-year-old victim reportedly had become embroiled in a heated argument with his 72-year-old neighbor about driving across his yard. When deputies arrived at the scene, the victim was found dead Continue reading