News Update for 5/4/22

Highway 70 was closed for a timeout by the Brighton Reservation this morning due to a traffic crash. The incident occurred about quarter to three this morning. Reportedly, two semi-trucks and a car are involved.
Florida Highway Patrol officials have not released any details in the mishap.

Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for the person or persons who’s calling local residents claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office. Apparently, they are wanting to speak about an alleged “legal matter.” The caller claims to be from the “Civil and Warrant Division.”
However, Sheriff’s officials say the calls are not coming from them. They advise if you get such a call – just hang up. If there’s a problem, deputies won’t call, they’ll drop by for a visit.

Preparations are underway for tomorrow’s observance of the National Day of Prayer. Established here in 1992 by then Highlands County Clerk of the Courts Luke Brooker, it has continued on virtually uninterrupted.
The program will commence on the Highlands County Courthouse lawn tomorrow morning at 11am. Featured will be music, remarks and prayers by Pastor Tina Knight of the Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center and Pastor Stephen Ahrens of the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine.

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