News Update for 10/29/20

Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg says we are over the hump on the way to what could be a record year vor voting. More than half the residents locally have cast their ballots in this year’s general election. 51.82-percent to be exact.
Of that, 18,189 have come in by mail and another 16,141 residents have come into early polling places in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid. That’s a total of 34,364 so far.
Early voting runs through Saturday with election day itself to be held this coming Tuesday.

As things begin to return to normal after the coronavirus situation, Highlands County Tourist Development Council are looking at event staging in the county.
This morning the board met with Florida Festival & Events CEO Suzanne Neve, There they discussed the situatons. Neve provided an update on the current status of festivals and celebrations. In fact her website at already lists more than 100 events to be held across the Sunshine State.

While preparations are underway to run the postponed Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring next month, comes word that next year at this time fans will be looking at a 24 hour race. Officials at the Dutch organization Creventic have revealed they will close out their 2021 season at Sebring running twice around the clock.
The Hankook 24 Hours of Sebring will involve GT3, GT4, TCR and other forms of GT vehicles and will be run in mid-November next year.