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First program of new Chamber series called exciting
Fri  Mar 27 2015 03:40PM
J. Lenora Bresler’s message was direct and to the point. “Life is all about relationships,” said Bresler as she opened the inaugural session of The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce’s … read more.
Clements sees city progressing
Fri  Mar 27 2015 02:16PM
If James F. Clements win re-election for his at-large seat, it will be his fourth and final term as city commissioner. However, before he leaves office for the final time, … read more.
Cochran running for city commission yet again
Fri  Mar 27 2015 02:16PM
Many know Gerald Cochran from his countless appearances before City Hall, in which he takes commissioners, City Manager George Long and city attorney Sean Parker to task over issues in … read more.
Repaving project on U.S. 17 to take six months
Fri  Mar 27 2015 03:47PM
Motorists on U.S. 17 may be encountering lane closures and shifts over the next six months as a three-mile resurfacing project from Bear Creek to Gordon Heights gets into full … read more.
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BHS student found with weapons
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
A Bartow High School senior was arrested Monday on three counts of possession of a weapon on school grounds when he was found with brass knuckles, an air gun and a double-edged knife, according to the Bartow Police Department. Austin … read more.

Some high schools get red flagged
Fri  Mar 27 2015 03:40PM
Three Polk County High Schools find themselves in hot water with the school board to the tune of a combined $103,000 over athletic programs and a yearbook program running in the red. Haines City and Kathleen high schools got red … read more.

Racing on cooking oil
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Ever drive 200 miles per hour on cooking oil? It can be done. On Tuesday, Joel Miller, a race car driver and mechanical engineer for Mazda, told and showed students how it can be done. “We use science,” he said. … read more.

School District planning solutions
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Polk Vision rolled out the new Alignment program it will lead this week, with meetings in Lakeland and Winter Haven. The Alignment initiative was fostered by the Polk County School Board to augment Polk Vision, a non-profit organization that tackles … read more.

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State, National and World News
Citrus growers want change in federal tax law for write-offs
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Citrus growers are looking for a change in federal tax law that would allow them immediately to write off the cost of planting new citrus groves. Under a proposed change in the law, growers wouldn’t have … read more.

House bill would give tax break to gun buyers, club members
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Guns, gun rights and gun owners are getting plenty of attention in the Florida Legislature this year, including what may be some nice tax breaks. A tax cut package proposed in the state House would exempt … read more.

Florida may promote 3rd graders who fail standardized tests
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Amid continued backlash over Florida’s testing regimen, the state may stop holding back third grade students who fail the state’s standardized tests. If Florida lawmakers agree to the change, it would mark a major departure from … read more.

AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
Fri  Mar 27 2015 01:19AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated … read more.

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