Local News from NewsTalk 730

  • OJ News Update 9/28/22

    A hurricane watch as well as tornado and flood warnings have been issued for Highlands County as Hurricane Ian draws down here. Highlands County officials say there currently are about 60 people in the two shelters that have been opened – the Special Needs shelter at the Highlands Agri-Civic Center and the General Popluation Shelter Continue reading

  • News Update 9/27/22

    Hurricane Ian is on the way. Yesterday, the Highlands County Commission, the Highlands School Board and the Avon Park city council have declared states of local emergency in preparation for the big storm. Forecasters now say Ian could come ashore near Ft. Myers – in the same manner as Hurricane Charlie. In his briefing yesterday, Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/26/22

    Highlands County commissioners this morning issued a "State of Local Emergency," in connection with the development of Hurrican Ian. The big storm currently is projected to pass by the central portion of the state in the Gulf of Mexico, but the effects are expected to be felt here with both wind and rain. Highlands County Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/23/22

    Authorities are keeping a weather eye on a system currently known as "Tropical Depresion Number Nine." The storm still is in the southern Caribbean, but some storm tracks are showing it moving over the Florida peninsula sometime next week. It’s still too early to make any firm predictions, but officials are asking Florida residents to Continue reading

  • News Update for 9/22/22

    It appears that Highlands County School Board members are looking at changing language of some of their rules and regulations to be more politically correct. In discussing some new rule changes for advertisement, they voted to depart from using the identifier "he or she," to the more generic "they." School board member Donna Howerton questioned Continue reading