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Cigar factory faces possibility being snuffed out
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
It was not good news city commissioners heard at the April 18 work session. By the April 5 deadline, no business had submitted an Request for Quotation, or RFQ. This … read more.
People recognized for helping
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
“Can I arrest anyone now?” Clifton Lewis joked Monday after he was sworn in as an honorary deputy sheriff at the annual picnic of the Neighborhood Improvement Corp. “For most … read more.
Main Street taking the interactive step
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
There are a couple of new things Main Street Bartow Inc. has launched the past few weeks: one to help decorate and one to help visitors and residents visit one … read more.
Streamsong hopes USGA event is just the first
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
When the United States Golf Association brings one of its national amateur tournaments to Streamsong next month, the resort just west of Fort Meade is hoping it marks the beginning … read more.
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Relay For Life dedicated to Simpson
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Billy Simpson has served on many boards, been elected to positions to represent the public, but on Friday he was the chairman of a new one: The Bartow-Lake Wales Relay For Life. “To qualify for this job, you have to … read more.

Bartow’s Girl’s Inc.’s open house coming
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Next Saturday, Girls, Inc. of Bartow has planned an open house at its Main Street location to let girls of all ages know what sort of programs are available that will help them become “strong, smart and bold.” Girls, Inc. … read more.

New approaches developed promoting OJ, citrus
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Citrus is all-too-aware sales of orange juice and other citrus beverages are on the decline and have been the past several years. “Production is the lowest it’s ever been,” said Samantha Lane, Director of Public Relations … read more.

83-year-old freefall
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
There are hardly many 83-year-old women who want to get on a plane, let alone jump out of one. However, one 83-year-old staff member from Vanguard School managed to do both. Lake Wales resident Gale Prettyman decided to check another … read more.

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State, National and World News
Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits
Thu  Apr 28 2016 09:23PM
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters. Forty-two fiberboard drums labeled “SK IV Sanitation Kit” were shipped to Gallatin … read more.

House committee votes to require women to register for draft
Fri  Apr 29 2016 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units. A divided Armed Services Committee backed … read more.

Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend gets 21 more months in prison
Fri  Apr 29 2016 01:19AM
BOSTON (AP) — The longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced Thursday to an additional 21 months in prison by a judge who said she had shown a “twisted” sense of loyalty to Bulger by refusing to … read more.

Tracking the flow of guns used in crime is inexact science
Fri  Apr 29 2016 01:19AM
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an avid outdoorsman would need: coolers, clothing, ammo. At the customer service counter … read more.

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