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‘Turning Dreams Into Reality’ more than just a vision
Tue  Jun 27 2017 05:28PM
BARTOW — Gregory Radford served his country with honor. Enlisting in the U.S. Army directly out of Bartow High School he saw tours of duty in war-torn Bosnia, Iraq and … read more.
Fighting back from hell
Tue  Jun 27 2017 05:28PM
BARTOW — It is not an exaggeration to say Greg Radford is a magnet. People are naturally drawn to him as he exudes an air of confidence; more so, he … read more.
Fundraisers help ill Bartow police officer
Tue  Jun 27 2017 05:38PM
BARTOW – In its continuing effort to help a nearly 20-year veteran of the Bartow Police Department, the community had a fundraiser barbecue Friday via the American Legion. And there … read more.
Three added to editorial staff
Tue  Jun 27 2017 05:28PM
To focus more on the communities we cover, Haven magazine, The Winter Haven Sun and The Polk County News & Democrat hired three employees. Kathy Leigh Berkowitz and Charles A. … read more.
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Summertime splash coming
Tue  Jun 27 2017 05:36PM
LAKE WALES – Looking to cool off on a hot summer day by taking a plunge into the pool? Lake Wales residents won’t have to drive far to do that now that the city has approved a partnership with the … read more.

Fourth of July closings
Tue  Jun 27 2017 05:51PM
With the Fourth of July one may think there would be a four-day weekend coming for public agencies, but all will be open Monday and closed Tuesday. The following places are closed for the holiday: The Polk County Courthouse is … read more.

Lindsey rips Polk’s delegation
Tue  Jun 27 2017 05:38PM
BARTOW — Polk County Commissioner George Lindsey didn’t mince words as he spoke at Tiger Bay of Polk County on June 21. With one exception, he made clear his ire with the Polk County delegation to the Florida House and … read more.

Rotary recognizes men of Merit, Honor
Tue  Jun 27 2017 05:38PM
BARTOW – In the 40 years since the Bartow Rotary Club has awarded the Medal of Honor and Medal of Merit winners, this year was the first time both were from the sports arena. While Medal of Merit was awarded … read more.

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State, National and World News
Technology companies fall sharply, leading US indexes lower
Tue  Jun 27 2017 09:00PM
Technology stocks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday after a day of mostly choppy trading. Phone and utilities companies were among the big decliners after a sell-off in bonds sent yields sharply higher. Banks bucked the broader market … read more.

Florida governor, prosecutor fight heads to state high court
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:13PM
ORLANDO — Does Florida’s governor have the power to take away a prosecutor’s case if he disagrees with a decision not to seek the death penalty? The state’s highest court will hear arguments Wednesday over that question in a legal … read more.

NYC subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring 34
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:13PM
NEW YORK — A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in minor injuries as hundreds of people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. “We started seeing sparks through the windows. … read more.

California man isn’t asked, doesn’t say where missing son is
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:13PM
LAS VEGAS — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn’t hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge … read more.

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