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Volunteers honored at lunch
Fri  Apr 18 2014 03:36PM
Perhaps Bartow Mayor James F. Clements put into view Wednesday at the annual luncheon of the Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (NIC) what the L.B. Brown house and museum means the community. … read more.
Putnam: Citrus greening ‘has reached a crisis point’
Fri  Apr 18 2014 03:36PM
ST. PETERSBURG — This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that’s infecting the trees is to blame. The … read more.
Build or not to build
Fri  Apr 18 2014 03:36PM
Airport Authority commissioners were asked to consider a proposal by Verizon at its Monday, April 14 meeting. The telecommunications company wants to build — at its own expense — a … read more.
Principal pushes business-school partnerships
Fri  Apr 18 2014 03:26PM
Brenda Kay Hardman made her appeal to Bartow businesspeople last week when she spoke at the Committee of 100 and told them how important it is for the schools, community … read more.
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Cross Walk Friday
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
On Good Friday, April 18, ministers and church members from Bartow area churches will commemorate the biblical sacrifice of Simon of Cyrene and lift up the cross of Christ for all to see as part of the Bartow Ministerial Association’s … read more.

Airport eyes new restaurant
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
Rod Hamlet, who runs Pappy’s Grill at the Winter Haven Municipal Airport, is considering opening up Pappy’s Canteen inside the Bartow Municipal Airport terminal. He made his intentions known at the Monday, April 14 Airport Authority meeting. Hamlet, who also … read more.

Walkway now connects two neighborhoods
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
It no longer is necessary for children and adults to have to wade through a broken glass and debris-strewn narrow pathway and then navigate down a steep embankment in order to reach Gordon Heights Park from the cul-de-sac at the … read more.

Getting ready for the future
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
For two Wednesday afternoons a month the second floor of the Bartow Public Library has a full house for five hours. It’s students from the Professional Opportunity Program for Students learning a little something more than they ever could at … read more.

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Prop 8 lawyer’s views on gay marriage evolving
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan … read more.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who … read more.

Fla. woman doesn’t blame bear for her attack
Fri  Apr 18 2014 01:19AM
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn’t want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do. Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV … read more.

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
Thu  Apr 17 2014 09:14PM
PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival … read more.

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