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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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Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records
Thu  Jul 19 2018 09:48PM
MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Florida lawsuit seeking disclosure of FBI files that might uncover a U.S.-based support network for some of the 9/11 hijackers. The case being heard Thursday in Miami by … read more.

Woman hospitalized after stingray attack in Florida
Thu  Jul 19 2018 09:48PM
NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after being stung by a stingray at a Florida beach. The Pensacola News Journal reports that the 18-year-old woman suffered a puncture to her foot Tuesday at Navarre Beach. … read more.

Toddler dies after being left in car for 8 hours
Thu  Jul 19 2018 09:48PM
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they’re investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car for more than eight hours. The Sun Sentinel reports that 17-month-old Eli Bird died Friday. Pembroke Pines Police … read more.

Police: Vandals damage tombs at historic Florida cemetery
Thu  Jul 19 2018 09:47PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say vandals have attacked multiple tombs at a historic Tampa graveyard. The Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday that Tampa Police say 18 tombstones and statues at the Centro Espanol de Tampa cemetery have been … read more.

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