News Update for 9/26/;23

A pre-dawn fatal traffic accident in Highlands County blocked Highway 27 south of Highway 70 near Venus for quite a while this morning. Reportedly the mishap involving a semi-truck occurred near the intersection of Archbold road around 3:30.
Florida Highway Patrol officials have released no other details.

Avon Park residents will see a bit of a property tax increase this year. Although city council members last night voted to leave the millage at 4.3681, due to an increase in property values this year, the action represents a 13.6-percent increase over the rollback rate. That’s the rate that would have produced the same amount of taxes as last year.
There were no speakers at the public hearings for the millage rate, or to establish the budget for the upcoming 2023-24 fiscal year in the City of Charm.

Highlands County residents will have an opportunity to speak with Florida State Senator Erin Grall this evening. Grall will appear a the Highlands Tea Party. She is expected to give a review of last year’s session, current statewide events and a preview of what to expect in Tallahassee in the upcoming session.
Grall also will hold a question and answer time. The Tea Party meets Tuesday evenings at the Vietnam Veteran’s Hall, 33565 Grand Prix Drive – behind the Sebring Walmart. The meeting will commence at 6:PM

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