News Update for 10/27/22

The polls open this morning in Highlands County for this year’s elections. Early voting will be held at the Lake Placid Government Center, the Avon Park City Council Chambers and the Penny Ogg Operations Center in Sebring. Election Day will be Tuesday, November 8.
That being said, there already have been more than 8,000 residents who have voted by mail. That’s nearly 12-percent of the electorate.
Some Republican officials are urging their voters to hold onto their ballots until election day to minimize the possibility of tampering.
In addition to the Governor, some judges and state constitutional amendments, one Highlands County commission seat remains up for grabs.

The World Racing League officially arrives at the Sebring International Raceway this morning. Cars and drivers from all over the world will begin loading in for three days of activities – including a couple of eight hour endurance races.
GT and prototype-like entries in a number of different divisions will compete in the multi-class races – just like the 12 Hours. This year’s WRL race will be shorter by comparison. Last year, the series ran the first 24 hour race ever at the Sebring International Raceway.

A life-threatening accident has a Polk State College student on a new path. Chase Roberts was left a quadriplegic after a car crash six years ago, and he almost died. He was told he may be paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of his life, but being able to wiggle his big toe gave him hope. Roberts underwent intense physical therapy, and he was eventually able to walk. That experience led him to PSC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, and he’s set to receive his associate’s degree in December.

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