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Bartow crime rate drops
Sat  Feb 28 2015 05:10PM
The latest crime rate report for Bartow shows a drop of 2.8 percent, but despite that decrease, it still isn’t good enough for Chief Joe Hall. “It’s not as low … read more.
District to seek county’s help
Sat  Feb 28 2015 05:10PM
The Polk County School Board, strapped for money across the board, is going to the Polk County Board of Commissioners to see about hiking the schools’ share of impact fees. … read more.
Dorman recognized for saving man’s life
Sat  Feb 28 2015 05:10PM
It was July 4 and the Bartow Police Department Community Services Team was off work, it being a holiday. However, their supervisor, Sgt. Bryan Dorman, volunteered to work that day, … read more.
More BHS improvements coming
Sat  Feb 28 2015 05:10PM
Hard on the heels of last summer’s $406,000 upgrade, Bartow High School will be getting another $200,000 in improvements this summer, along with a similar amount to be spent on … read more.
More Local News
Shotguns stolen in break-in
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
A break-in occurred at approximately 3 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23 at Bartow Jewelry & Pawn Shop, 425 E. Main St., according to owners Erik and Mychele Jenkins. “The alarm first came in at 2:56 a.m., said Mychele Jenkins, who added … read more.

Advice: Increase revenues, make drastic cuts
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
With the Polk County School Board in the financial bind they find themselves in, with a mega-million-dollar needs list and only petty cash coming in, the Board is looking at possibly rezoning the entire district, to move students from overcrowded … read more.

Wounded Warrior banquet nearly sold out
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
If you haven’t got your tickets to Saturday night’s Wounded Warrior Sportsman Fund banquet, you’d better hurry, said organizer Wayne Shelby. “We’re pretty close to sold out,” he said, meaning that almost all of the 450 banquet seats are gone. … read more.

LeRoy: School system needs improvement
Sat  Feb 21 2015 08:30AM
While there were some disturbing trends unveiled by Kathryn LeRoy, there were also signs of progress. LeRoy is Polk County Public Schools System Superintendent and she gave her assessment of the current state of the school system Thursday, Feb. 19, … read more.

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State, National and World News
Florida may lose $1B
Sun  Mar 1 2015 01:19AM
MIAMI — Florida is scheduled to lose $1 billion in federal health funds at the end of June, a hole in the state budget the Legislature must fill in its upcoming session if a settlement isn’t reached between the administrations … read more.

Egyptian court declares Hamas a ‘terrorist organization’
Sun  Mar 1 2015 01:19AM
CAIRO — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a “terrorist organization” on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country’s toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on … read more.

Obama, Netanyahu on collision course
Sun  Mar 1 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The … read more.

Investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation
Sun  Mar 1 2015 01:19AM
MOSCOW — Russia’s top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. … read more.

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