News Releases

9/17/2021: Stearns chosen as new Public Safety director

8/18/2021: DOH Highlands now standalone county health department, hires new health officer

7/16/2021: Fire Rescue updating its aging fleet

6/23/2021: Public can participate in budget process

5/28/2021: Code enforcement changes coming

4/20/2021: County winds down vaccine operation

4/8/2021: County turning 100, plans celebration in April

4/6/2021: Feedback needed for the Sebring Public Library

4/5/2021: County updates operation at vaccine site

3/16/2021: HCFR taking online applications for volunteer firefighters

2/26/2021: County's COVID-19 vaccine POD ramps up to four days a week

1/30/2021: County's COVID-19 vaccine POD moves to larger location, offers new hours

1/30/2021: Highlands County participates in statewide preregistration system for COVID-19 vaccination appointments

1/10/2021: County announces improved registration process for COVID-19 vaccine

1/2/2021: County to start vaccinating 65+ population

12/17/2020: HCFR headquarters unveiled at ribbon cutting event

11/6/2020: Station 18 open house showcases restoration work

10/30/2020: Highlands CARES Phase 2 application period to open next week

10/2/2020: Sidewalk project to commence on Thunderbird Road

8/27/2020: Push-in ceremony brings new ambulance to Fire Rescue

8/26/2020: County establishes pet shelter for 2020 storm season

8/3/2020: County offering rental, mortgage assistance

8/18/2020: CARES application period to close Friday

8/5/2020: Code Enforcement honored with Keep Florida Beautiful award

7/27/2020: Schumacher Road construction set for next week

7/16/2020: Former Commissioner Howerton passes away

7/31/2020: Highlands CARES application process opens Monday

7/7/2020: Commissioners approve county's CARES relief plan

6/20/2020: Recycling to resume in Highlands County

6/16/2020: Brooks, Tuck recognized as FAC Presidential Advocates

5/29/2020: Friday water pipe break forces Courthouse to close

5/29/2020: County offices to reopen to public

5/11/2020: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing to begin Tuesday in Highlands County

5/5/2020: Highlands County parks reopening Wednesday

4/14/2020: County to deal with burn ban at emergency meeting

3/27/2020: County establishes COVID-19 hotline

3/25/2020: County still working

3/24/2020: County expanding office closures

3/24/2020: Highlands County to suspend recycling temporarily

3/24/2020: Highlands to close all county parks, boat ramps to remain open

3/22/2020: FDOH confirms one COVID-19 case in Highlands County

3/19/2020: Economic Development helping local businesses

3/18/2020: County office closures

3/17/2020: Highlands County declares local state of emergency

2/6/2020: Fire closes Highlands County landfill

1/29/2020: Station 41 repairs expected to begin Monday

1/21/2020: Highlands County to open cold weather shelter

1/10/2020: Special Needs shelter registration now open

1/10/2020: County launches new domain for their website and emails