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Moving out the trenches
Sat  Nov 29 2014 01:00AM
You may not recognize Eric Sherouse for the next few weeks … he won’t be wearing plain clothes as usual. He’ll be sporting the traditional Bartow Police Department blues while … read more.
Hear a little jingle?
Sat  Nov 29 2014 01:00AM
Are you listening? Can you hear it yet? No … well, hold on, cause it’s coming. What you ask? Jingle in the City, that’s what. What’s Jingle in the City? … read more.
Number of businesses service airport
Sat  Nov 29 2014 01:00AM
One of the lesser ballyhooed aspects of the Open House and Fly-In taking place at Bartow Municipal Airport from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, are the number of companies … read more.
For which we give thanks
Sat  Nov 29 2014 01:00AM
Thanksgiving meals began being served early this year, and in one instance earlier than originally planned, starting a half hour earlier on Wednesday at Leland Family Ministries. “We started serving … read more.
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Chop down your Christmas
Fri  Nov 28 2014 04:30PM

Bidding farewell to veteran
Fri  Nov 28 2014 04:30PM

New nursing home moving ahead
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
Bartow City Commissioners have unanimously OK’d the development of a 55-room nursing home. Balaji of Polk County LLC has requested 1.72 acres on the south side of Lucille Street south of its intersection with Floral Avenue. Balaji has asked for … read more.

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Black Friday blasts off
Sat  Nov 29 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The kick-off to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at what’s happening on Black Friday: Best Buy site goes down This probably isn’t the best … read more.

Pope urges more Muslim opposition to Islamic State
Sat  Nov 29 2014 01:19AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbaric violence” being committed in Islam’s name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving … read more.

Mickey Rourke, 62, wins exhibition bout in Moscow
Sat  Nov 29 2014 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout. Rourke sent 29-year-old Pasadena native Elliot Seymour to the canvas … read more.

Who was Michael Brown?
Sat  Nov 29 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown … read more.

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