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Longtime business, museum move downtown
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
One of the “best kept secrets” in Bartow perhaps gained more exposure Thursday when a ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 11, welcomed Luster-All Pastoral Civic and Cultural Center to downtown … read more.
Harris returning to Bartow
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
A year after Richard C. Harris told Bartow residents to make it happen at the Diversity Luncheon, he struck such a chord that the chamber felt like he had to … read more.
Guardian ad Litem honors volunteers
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
Beth Charlier asked a simple question to the young female signing in at the registration table. “Are you a Guardian or a guest?” Charlier asked. The question was being asked … read more.
Authority denies waiver request
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
Airport Authority board members turned down a request a business made on not charging a deposit to relocate into the Bartow Regional Airport and Municipal Park. The decision, made at … read more.
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Bartow IB school top in state
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
Bartow’s International Baccalaureate High School continued its streak as one of the best high schools in the United States, according to a survey by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. The annual ranking, published Aug. 27, which rates schools based on … read more.

Wabash reopened
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
Preliminary inspections indicate that the wastewater transmission line that travels the length of Wabash Street may not be in as poor condition as feared. As a result, the street has been reopened to vehicular traffic, as evidenced by a crew … read more.

Luster moving uptown
Thu  Sep 11 2014 03:57PM
One of the “best kept secrets” in Bartow is about to gain more exposure Thursday when a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 11, welcomes the Luster-All Pastoral Civic and Cultural Center, now located at 125 S. Central Ave., to … read more.

Christian gets first principal assignment
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
You could say she never left home, Polk County that is, except for a few years at Florida A&M and a brief stint in Miami, Terri Christian is a home-town girl, or home-county girl. Now, after graduating from Polk County … read more.

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Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small firms slump
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. Fed policymakers start a two-day meeting on Tuesday and … read more.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 … read more.

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders … read more.

Medals of Honor
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their … read more.

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