News Update News 2/21/23

After a nearly hour long discussion, Highlands County Commissioners took no action on a request related to environmental clearance requirements in the Carter Creek area.
A number of environmental concerns came forward in support of the action – however, landowners in the area pleaded with commissioners, saying that it was destroying their property rights and making their land virtually worthless.
Commissioner Kevin Roberts suggested the county research finding funds to purchase the properties at market value.

It will be a short-handed school board meeting this evening with two of the five board members expected to be absent. Both members Jan Shoop and Reece Martin reportedly will not be in attendance.
Nevertheless, the quorum will be asked to make the “Relationships Under Construction” materials available to the public. It’s the curriculum that is being looked at as the sex education portion of students’ comprehensive health education.
They also expect to hear citizen input on a vote to send administrators to a controversial conference in Chicago.

Units from Lake Placid and Desoto City were called to a Holiday Park Drive address yesterday afternoon to extinguish a recreational vehicle fire. The blaze started around 3:00 yesterday. It consumed a motor home and and burned three cars before they got it out
No injuries were reported. Crews kept it from spreading to two additional motor homes and several other vehicles in the area.

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