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  • News Update for 8/9/22

    One man is dead and another arrested after an early morning shooting incident yesterday in Sebring. Police in the City on the Circle say the incident happened shortly after midnight at the Park Crest Apartment complex. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Acting on information from witnesses, Highlands County Continue reading The post News Update for 8/9/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 8/8/22

    There was bittersweet ceremony this morning as the Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Operation Center was officially named in honor of the late Penny Ogg. Ogg passed away suddenly last year following a brief illness. The official unveiling of the marquee was held this morning at the operations center on Kenilworth Blvd. It will be Continue reading The post News Update for 8/8/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 8/5/22

    Wonder why the cost of housing is going up in Highlands County? It could be rental units. A survey released by Stressa shows that 8.5-percent of home loans in the Sebring-Avon Park area have been for investment properties. The analysis that Highlands matches national numbers, however, the median property value here is about $150,000 – Continue reading The post News Update for 8/5/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 8/4/22

    A call to establish a committee in Highlands County to help direct the spending of federal funds in the ESSER program has been pushed back. Better known as the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, the federal relief monies have been distributed to schools to deal with problems created by last year’s Coronavirus situation. Continue reading The post News Update for 8/4/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 8/3/22

    An Avon Park man reportedly was involved in a Hardee County traffic crash that claimed a life. Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate the 62-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Lake Branch Road and County Road 664A. His sport Utility vehicle collided with another SUV – driven by a Continue reading The post News Update for 8/3/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 8/2/22

    Highlands County commissioners this morning approved the re-imposition of the fire assessment for all home, business and other property owners in the county. The action comes with a seven percent increase over the current fiscal year. That will bring and additional $700,000 in tax money for the operation of the fire services here. Commissioners also Continue reading The post News Update for 8/2/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 8/1/22

    A committee to select a new sex education curriculum in the Highlands County Schools will convene again this evening. The two dozen committee members will now look at parameters on what they seek to have taught in the classroom, and what is not presented to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. The action comes in Continue reading The post News Update for 8/1/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.