News Update for 6/22/22

Highlands County Commissioners have named Assistant County Administrator Laurie Hurner as Interim County Administrator. She’ll fill the void left with the pending departure of current Highlands County Administrator Randy Vossburg.
His last day will be next Friday.
It won’t be a big stretch for Hurner – a longtime employee of the county. She has taken the reins in the past when Vossburg was absent.
Commissioners now will look for a permanent County Administrator.

Highlands County resident Jesse Sapp came before the Highlands County School Board last night, asking them to hold a workshop to consider the pros and cons of changing from an elected superintendent of schools, to an appointed superintendent.
Sapp has been a regular before the board, questioning everything from the iMAD sex education program to the revolving turnover of personnel at the Hill-Gustat Middle School.
School board members offered no immediate comment on the idea.

While they work to fix their hacked computer system, Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say they are the victim of yet another scam. They say someone has been spoofing their phone number.
It appears it’s the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office calling people demanding they pay a large amount of money to avoid being arrested for missing jury duty.
It’s not them. In fact, They won’t call, but will send a deputy to the residence if there’s such a problem. Their advice to residents who get such calls, just hang up.

Lake Placid Police say the time for residents in the Caladium Capital being forced to listen to other’s loud music has come to an end. Florida statute 316.3045 has been revived and will be enforceable once again July 1, 2022.
Authorities say while reside3nts are more than welcome to listen to whatever music or noise they like- but they will have to keep it to yourself.
Lake Placid officers are being instructed to issue warnings for a short time, Howvwer, this non-moving violation is punishable by fine of $116.

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