Local News from NewsTalk 730

  • News Update for 6/2/23

    It appears when it comes to new construction value, the Avon Park/Sebring metro area is above the national average. A new report by Construction Coverage, looking at the US locations investing the most in affordable housing, found that locally, the average construction value was $230,000 per unit. That’s slightly over the national average of $226,000 Continue reading

  • News Update for 6/1/23

    Today begins the 2023 Hurricane Season and Highlands County officials say they are ready for what that may bring. They say the county’s emergency management officials have made strides over the past year getting prepared. Better organization and clearer communication have been the focus of their efforts. Among other things, they have been holding preparedness Continue reading

  • News Update for 5/31/23

    Highlands and Hardee County sheriff’s deputies combined last night to recover a stolen car and arrest a suspect. Picked up in connection with the incident was Jimmy Ray Jackson. According to reports the 41-year-old Avon Park man was at the wheel of a stolen car that was spotted at the CVS drug store at Highway Continue reading

  • News Update 5/30/23

    South Florida State College presidential finalist Fred Hawkins reportedly will start a two-day visit at the school today. On his schedule are a tour of the district, including the Highlands, Hardee and Desoto campuses. Hawkins also will stop by the Lake Placid Center as well as the Hotel Jacaranda. This afternoon at 4:00 Hawkins will Continue reading

  • News Update for 5/29/23

    Today is Memorial Day and there are observances slated across Highlands County. At 2:00 this afternoon, Memorial Day observances will be held at the Military Sea Services Museum on Roseland Avenue in Sebring. It will be a rare appearance by Congressman Scott Franklin, who will give the keynote address there. This morning an observance was Continue reading