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  • News Update for 6/13/19

    The academic year has come to a close and Highlands County school officials are trying to do some evaluations. However, it appear a lot of teachers are hesitant to fill out internet survey sheets on their administrators. Feedback to school board members indicate they do not believe that the online questionnaires are entirely anonymous – Read More The post News Update for 6/13/19 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM. […]

  • News Update for 6/12/19

    Highlands County school board members spent the bulk of their meeting last night going over nearly 50 policy changes. Board attorney John McClure explained each one briefly – noting that they come in response to state mandate. One regards religious expression in public schools – with mandates that students not be prohibited from prayer. Another Read More The post News Update for 6/12/19 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM. […]

  • News Update for 6/11/19

    After finding that grant money will cover less than half the project, Highlands County officials now say they will help the city of Avon Park find additional funding for a proposed water line extension. The project will end just short of the county line and would serve the planned Nucor Steel manufacturing facility and the Read More The post News Update for 6/11/19 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM. […]

  • News Update 6/10/19

    It looks to be another spirited meeting at the Avon Park city council tonight. Council will look at appointing a representative to the Tourist Development Council. Vice Mayor Jim Barnard abruptly resigned after a tiff with the TDC’s consultant. Council also will look at what citizens pay for protection by the Highlands County Sheriff’s office Read More The post News Update 6/10/19 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM. […]

  • News Update for 6/6/19

    Officials at the Sebring International Raceway had said they believed that this year’s “Super Sebring” was a record crowd. It appears they were right. Officials of the Highlands County Tourist Development Council have released records saying March was a record month for tourism. One reason revenues might be up, is that Highlands County Commissioners voted Read More The post News Update for 6/6/19 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM. […]

  • News Update for 6/5/19

    It appears a plan to have the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce take over some of the executive functions of the city’s community redevelopment agency will not come to pass. After hearing the proposal, board members in the City of Charm decided that the numbers and duties did not mesh well with the mission of Read More The post News Update for 6/5/19 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM. […]

  • News Update for 6/4/19

    Highlands County commissioners this morning gave final approval to three so-called “postcard murals.” One each are slated to go in at Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid. Designed to lure people into the downtown areas of the communities as a “photo opportunity,” the paintings received cool receptions in at least two cities. In fact, controversy Read More The post News Update for 6/4/19 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM. […]