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  • News Update for 6/30/22

    As Florida’s use of the Florida Standards Assessments test ends, final results before the statewide switch to progress monitoring now show pass rates among students in most age groups only at about 50-percent. Even so, Highlands County schools are lagging behind even the puny statewide numbers. Worst case are those taking the 6th-thru-8th grade Language Continue reading The post News Update for 6/30/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 6/28/22

    It’s been a year since Avon Park city council members heard a proposal from Adam Greenstein to install kayak dispensers on the shores of Lake Verona. The idea was, that people could use their smartphones to order and use the watercraft at Donaldson Park. Still, there’s been no local action on the project. Avon Park Continue reading The post News Update for 6/28/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News update for 6/27/22

    A new survey shows that the Avon Park-Sebring metro area has registered one of the largest increases in mortgage loans since the coronavirus situation. The report from Support Network indicates locally, we have seen a 15.3-percent increase in mortgage applications. That’s higher than the national average of just nine percent. However, the loan approval rate Continue reading The post News update for 6/27/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 6/24/22

    An early morning traffic stop in Highlands County has reseultd in death for a Labelle man. After recieving a call about a wrong way driver on Highway 27, Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a van near the Sun ‘N Lake South community. During the stop, the driver of the vehicle. identified as 68-year-old Robert McNamara, Continue reading The post News Update for 6/24/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 6/23/22

    It appears that when it comes to doing it yourself, the Avon Park – Sebring metro area is one of the best. A survey by Porch shows that since the Coronavirus situation, increasing numbers of people spend more time at home improving their living space. The analysis shows that there are more than five hardware, Continue reading The post News Update for 6/23/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.