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Central Polk Parkway 1, Bartow Northern Connector 0
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:16AM
POLK COUNTY – The Polk Transportation Planning Organization Board met June 14 to set the priority of “billions of dollars” in road project funding over the next five years. Made … read more.
LW eyeing annual stormwater fee on residents
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES – City residents could be facing a new assessment which could add as much as $72 to their yearly tax bill. City Manager Ken Fields told commissioners that … read more.
Impacts of U.S. 27, SR 60 interchange work
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES – A seemingly minor intersection change close to Eagle Ridge Mall that sparked outrage from nearby residents is likely just the tip of the iceberg when it comes … read more.
‘Y’ purchase, rec center still on LW wish list
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES – Significant potential recreation upgrades continue to be front and center as city commissioners continue to zero in on a 2018-19 spending plan. City Manager Ken Fields said … read more.
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Check out these July 4 options
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:22AM
POLK COUNTY – With July 4 right around the corner, now is the time to start planning how to celebrate with your family and friends. On Tuesday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., City of Winter Haven staff … read more.

Landfill gas, term limits, alcohol sales discussed by BoCC
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:22AM
POLK COUNTY – The Polk County Commission met June 15 to discuss multiple topics of interest. The Polk County Charter Review Committee recently recommended that county commissioners should have term limits of 12 years instead of eight. Commissioner George Lindsey … read more.

We stand corrected Chairman Dantzler
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:20AM
POLK COUNTY – Last week the Winter Haven Sun published a story with the headline, “Commissioners voting for $150M in new taxes over 10 years.” The story included a photo cutline that read, in part, “county commissioners will be voting … read more.

Shop owner complains of parking woes
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:20AM
BARTOW – Downtown parking came up again at the Bartow City Commission meeting on Monday, June 18, and after public comment by a downtown shop owner and downtown resident spoke, commissioners discussed what can be done not only for the … read more.

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’Game of Thrones’ co-stars wed
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:40PM
LONDON (AP) — Former “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland. The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne … read more.

Florida attorney general confronted at Mr. Rogers movie
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:40PM
TAMPA (AP) — Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children’s TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned the Republican’s stands on immigration and health care. The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received … read more.

Railroad unloading oil after derailment
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:40PM
DOON, Iowa (AP) — Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams says workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars … read more.

Activists: US tells rebels in Syria not to expect support
Sun  Jun 24 2018 08:39PM
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa Sunday under the cover of airstrikes, entering new villages amid reports that the U.S. has told rebels not to expect an American intervention to defend them from … read more.

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