News Update for 5/1/24

Cars began loading in today at the Sebring International Raceway for the third round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS.
In all there will be competitors in five different series, with better than 100 vehicles to be set-up in the paddock.
Action will begin tomorrow with a promoters test & tune day for the participants. Tickets are on sale through the Sebring International Raceway. Reportedly, camping will be available and all spectator ares will be open including Green Park.

Florida Governor Ron Desantis has appointed three members to the South Florida State College Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees chairman Terry Atchley was re-appointed to his post while two new members, Avon Park Businessman Devon Donaldson and John Eason, Deputy City Manager for the city of Wauchula were appointed as new members.
The three will take their seats at the next Trustees meeting, May 14th at the Jacaranda Hotel.

Units from Highlands Lakes were joined by Florida Forest Service crews last night containing a brush fire near South Sayers and West Duncan roads in the Avon Park Lakes neighborhood. The flames charred nearly 14 acres before they were able to bring it under control.
There were no injuries and no structures were threatened. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

A two vehicle crash sent a couple people to the hospital last night. The vehicles collided at the intersection of Kenilworth Blvd and Moon Ranch road, east of Sebring, shutting the road down for a time.
The condition of those injured were not relased.

Hardee County authorities again are cautioning people to be carful of those you encounter on the internet. An Arcadia man reportedly traveled to Wauchula to meet with a woman he had met on social media.
What began as flirtatious banter quickly escalated into a harrowing ordeal, resulting in the arrest of Crystal Skiba.
According to reports, the victim went to Skiba’s residence and what started as a friendly sit-down turned ugly, with Skiba producing a firearm and demanding cash. The victim was able to flee, despite shots being fired.
Skiba has been charged with numerous counts including attempted first degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle. She was booked into the Hardee County jail.

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