News Update for 8/26/22

The Highlands County Canvassing Board got together this morning to start the process of wrapping up this year’s primary election. They checked both provisional ballots and referred ballots and cured all of the outstanding tallies. Those were processed and now will be sent to the State of Florida who then will certify the final results.
Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Karen Healy said there are not enough outstanding ballots to change any of the currently unofficial results of the election.

It was a big night for the Sebring High School Blue Streaks as they debuted a new main entrance to their stadium and won their home opener. Members of the Sebring Firemen, the Touchdown Club and fans were joined by local dignitaries in showing off the new entrance to Fireman’s Field.
The Blue Streaks toughed out the rain to win the contest 15-6 over IMG Academy.

Lakeland’s longest-serving elected official is facing an uncertain future. Philip Walker resigned his seat on the city commission to run for the state house, but he lost the District 50 race Tuesday to Jennifer Canady [[CAN-uh-dee]]. His last day as a commissioner, after 13 years, will be November 6th, and the 68-year-old hasn’t decided on his next step. He tells The Ledger, right now, he’s just trying to make sure he gets some rest and clears his head.

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