News Update for 7/6/22

Officials at the Sebring International Raceway say the planned November running of the Hannkook 24-Hour race has been cancelled. Apparently, it’s the continued global shipping issues that caused the Crevantic series to pull the plug on the second annual affair.
Similar issues caused problems at last year’s race, with cars and equipment delayed until the last minute for some teams.
Both entities say they are working to bring the race back to Sebring.

The 2022 election season has suffered its first casualty. Highlands County School Board candidate Jeremy Daughtery dropped out of the race for the District One seat yesterday. The action vaults incumbent Isaac Durrance back into office without opposition.
According to officials of the Daughtery campaign, he wants to wait, and get prepared to make another run for the board in an upcoming election.

The Highlands County budget process continues this evening for the upcoming 2022-23 fiscal year, as commissioners and the Office of Management & Budget hold a special meeting. The session will provide a guide to the budget process and provide opportunities for public participation.
That will be at 6:00 this evening at the South Florida State College University Center Auditorium.

Apparently, it was a Hardee County worker that was injured Monday evening at the inaugural Red, White & Boom display at Pioneer Park. According to reports, Hardee County Facilities Department worker Thomas Hannigan was hit in the face by a firework mortar, that was part of what was termed a "cake-pack."
He was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. His condition has not been released. County officials are investigating the incident with help from the State Fire Marshal’s office.