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Bok North / McLaughlin saga continues
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:26AM
LAKE WALES - For the past 14 or so years, there have been two public middle schools in Lake Wales. Bok Academy is a consistently A-rated school administered by the … read more.
Buckeye Loop Road won’t be named after MLK
Wed  Jul 18 2018 09:26AM
WINTER HAVEN – On August 1, the street name for Avenue T NE will change to Martin Luther King Boulevard. The name change will not include Buckeye Loop Road. On … read more.
LW Depot in need of $25,000 in repairs
Wed  Jul 18 2018 09:26AM
LAKE WALES – City commissioners have authorized over $25,000 to repair damage at the Lake Wales Depot Museum. According to a memo from Theresa Allen, the city’s public and support … read more.
‘Slice of Heaven on US 27’ exhibit opens
Wed  Jul 18 2018 09:24AM
LAKES WALES – Memories of yesteryear, when thousands of visitors used U.S. Highway 27 as the primary route in and out of south Florida, is the subject of a new … read more.
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Price tag $1.7 million for LW purchase of local YMCA
Wed  Jul 18 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES – There is now a price tag associated with the desire of the City of Lake Wales to buy the local YMCA: $1.7 million. City manager Ken Fields revealed that figure during a budget workshop last week. City … read more.

Pennoni Associates moving downtown
Wed  Jul 18 2018 09:26AM
WINTER HAVEN — Pennoni Associates, Inc., the Philadelphia based engineering firm that acquired Envisors in 2015, is moving and expanding its Winter Haven office to downtown Winter Haven in the old Red Lobster building at 401 Third Street SW. The … read more.

Organized Haven ribbon cutting
Wed  Jul 18 2018 09:26AM

S Central Park update: All killer, no filler
Wed  Jul 18 2018 09:24AM
WINTER HAVEN — When the renovations to South Central Park are completed in September, downtown Winter Haven will be more colorful than ever before. Hundreds of customizable LED lights are part of the project. “The City wanted to be sure … read more.

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High court nominee gets started answering questions
Sat  Jul 21 2018 09:58PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court has given members of Congress a pile of material to help them start judging the judge. Judge Brett Kavanaugh responded to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire that probes his … read more.

Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoes
Sat  Jul 21 2018 09:38PM
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Businesses and volunteers are pitching in to provide more than cleanup in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that swept through three cities in central Iowa earlier this week. A meatpacking plant provided hot meals to … read more.

Pakistani court convicts ex-lawmaker for substance misuse
Sat  Jul 21 2018 09:38PM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court convicted a former lawmaker and candidate for the national assembly Saturday giving him a life sentence for the misuse of a controlled substance he obtained for his pharmaceutical company. Hanif Abbasi, a leader of the … read more.

Survivor says life vests not worn on boat that capsized
Sat  Jul 21 2018 09:39PM
BRANSON, Mo. —“Grab the baby!” Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman’s family members. A huge wave … read more.

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