News Update 1/2/23

Officials at Advent Health Sebring have revealed Highlands County has a couple of new citizens. Our first baby of the new year was a boy, born just after midnight this morning.
The last baby of 2022 got in under the wire. She was born just after 9pm on New Year’s Eve. Officials report both babies and their parents are doing fine.

Law enforcement officials report it was a pretty sane New Year’s weekend. There were no traffic crashes to report, no fires, and apparently no firework-related injuries. That being said. Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say the deadline for legal fireworks has passed and it’s time to cool it with the boom booms.

It’s the day after New Years – but because we kicked off 2023 on a Sunday, that means it’s a day off for a lot of people. Government offices are closed, there will be no mail delivery and garbage collection in the county will be pushed back a day.
Banks and many other offices also will be off today giving some employees a comp day.

Hardee County Sheriff’s deputies closed out 2022 by making a drug bust. Deputies swooped down on the Rigdon Road address in Wauchula Hills where they reportedly found a drug operation.
The occupants reportedly were arrested. No names or other details have been released.

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