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Union reunion awards 12 scholarships
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:38PM
“It is good to be home,” said Marjorie Harris Young, who graduated from Union Academy in 1965. It was the start of the annual Union Academy reunion and the occasion … read more.
‘Outdoor storage’ a point of concern
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:38PM
The issue of outdoor storage was introduced by Assistant City Attorney Drew Crawford at the Monday, July 20, work session, who opened with an ominous statement. “It’s a bigger topic than … read more.
Heartland papers wins 16 state press awards
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:24PM
Of the 16 awards the Sun’s Polk County newspapers were given from the Florida Press Association, 10 were for first place, three were second place and three were third place. … read more.
Engage wants you to Stuff the Bus
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:46PM
Time is running out to take advantage of an area community club’s biggest fundraiser time. But even after that, the Polk County Schools Hearth Project will continue to take clothes … read more.
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MS: A case of mistaken identity
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:34PM
Multiple Sclerosis. Briefly, it is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). One of those who has been dealing with MS is Kiwanis member Mary Beth Packard, who … read more.

Judd to appear at Fort Meade Chamber luncheon
Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:34PM
The Monthly Chamber Luncheon returns on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and the guest is already lined up for it: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:45 a.m., at the Fort Meade City Mobile Park Center. Those planning to attend … read more.

Tue  Jul 28 2015 02:28PM
Wednesday, July 29 Work for the Polk County School Board, 10 a.m.-noon. For small and minority businesses who want to obtain work from the Polk County School Board. Learn about the PCSB Business Development Initiative in which small and minority … read more.

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Trump continues to dangle 3rd party prospect
Tue  Jul 28 2015 10:44PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won’t change — so long as he’s “treated fairly.” If not, the billionaire real-estate mogul and reality TV star could mount a third-party run … read more.

US indexes advance on earnings
Tue  Jul 28 2015 10:44PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets advanced Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies. The recovery comes after five straight days of losses for U.S. indexes. It’s not … read more.

Family finds $1M in gold
Tue  Jul 28 2015 10:42PM
SEBASTIAN, Fla. — The night before her treasure-hunting family discovered $1 million worth of Spanish gold off central Florida’s Atlantic coast last month, Hillary Schmitt had a premonition they were going to find something big. “I’m like, ‘What is this … read more.

Coast Guard search for missing teens intensifies
Tue  Jul 28 2015 10:42PM
(CNN) — In the warm waters off Florida this time of year, the Coast Guard says, someone can survive four, maybe five days. Florida teens Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos have been missing since Friday — four days and counting. … read more.

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