News Update for 7/24/23

There will be a triple header for the Avon Park city council this evening. At 4:00, they’ll get together for a special budget session. At issue there will be expenditures for the airport, sanitation services as well as the water & sewer funds. At 5:30 the council convenes as the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency, where they will review the grant demolition program and review a number of requests.
The regular session then will be held at 6pm. A discussion on the city’s fire assessment and mandates for lakefront properties to connect to the municipal sewer system are on the agenda.
In other action, the council will hear a report on the Boys & Girls Club from interim Executive Director Janice Rearick, and consider a policy for protection of those involved in non-violent civil rights demonstrations.

Alcohol is suspected in a deadly crash in Polk County. It happened yesterday morning on SR 400. FHP says Lakeland’s Quarpaesha Prather was drunk when she rear-ended a car. The 36-year-old Winter Haven woman driving that car was ejected and killed. Her 44-year-old male passenger from Mulberry suffered minor injuries. The 31-year-old Prather was not hurt, but she was arrested for DUI manslaughter.

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