Local News from NewsTalk 730

  • News Update for 1/26/23

    If you’re looking for a mechanically-inclined person, you’re in the wrong place. A new report by Construction Coverage shows that fewer than 12-percent of workers in the Sebring-Avon Park metro area hold occupations that require a mechanical inclination as part of their reguler activities. The 11.7-percent figure places Highlands County third from the bottom in Continue reading

  • News Update for 1/25/23

    State Route 70 was closed at County Road 721 for a time this morning. Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say that was due to a traffic accident there. A couple of Highlands County municipalities have some downtown property for sale. Avon Park city council members are issuing a request for proposals for a Main Street lot Continue reading

  • News Update for 1/24/23

    Big news from the Sebring International Raceway. NASCAR Champ Richard Petty will be at the track next month for the Trans-Am series. Petty will serve as the grand marshal for the event and give the start engine command for the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers feature race. Petty has experience in Trans-Am, racing in the Continue reading

  • News Update for 1/24/23

    A pair of weekend shootings are keeping law enforcement officials busy in Highlands County. The first one happened in Sebring. Reportedly, somebody opened fire on a house on Grand Avenue. At least one of the slugs hit somebody inside. The victim reportedly was taken to a hospital. Their condition has not been released. A man Continue reading

  • News Update for 1/20/23

    It appears Highlands local State Representative Kaylee Tuck again is at the edge of major Florida legislation. House Bill One, would establish Education Savings Accounts in the Sunshine State. Tuck, who serves as Chair of the Choice and Innovation Subcommittee introduced the bill. Florida House leaders are calling it "Landmark" school choice legislation. The bill Continue reading