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Commissioners OK proposed budget
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
On Monday, July 21, city commissioners approved the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget during a workshop session, but it was not without some passionate arguments that sometimes strayed from discussion … read more.
BMS safer and secure
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
When Bartow Middle School students return to class in a month, they will see that their school on Clower Street has had a facelift. The concrete pavement walkways at the … read more.
After all these years ...
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
It has been 50 years since they graduated from high school and nearly three-quarters of the students who got their diplomas will be in town this weekend for the golden … read more.
Pelly benefit to wrap up career
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
The poster reads, “Elvis has not left the building … yet,” but unless one marks down Saturday, Aug. 16, it will be too late to catch the king of Elvis … read more.
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Light agenda marks work session, regular meeting
Sat  Jul 19 2014 08:00AM
Bartow City Commissioners will take up two resolutions at the Monday, July 21 regular meeting. In the first, Resolution No. 14-3857-R, commissioners will vote whether to approve a “Final Non-Ad Valorem Assessment Roll.” This will be specifically for parcels lying … read more.

Dr. Clyde was Mr. Bartow
Sat  Jul 19 2014 08:00AM
At his funeral service Monday, longtime friend Larry Meeks asked the packed pews questions about Dr. Clyde E. Gibson. “I asked six different questions and if any of these pertain to you to stand,” he said. “I asked who has … read more.

County proposes tax increase
Mon  Jul 21 2014 10:08AM
Polk County residents may be facing an increase in property tax if the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget is approved by the Board of County Commissioners, who were pitched the budget by County Manager Jim Freeman at the July 15 … read more.

Twins learn about space
Sat  Jul 19 2014 08:00AM
For the Thermal Design Challenge, sisters Hannah and Sarah Githens made an object called the “Nail Armstrong” in the Space Academy camp they attended in Huntsville, Ala., this month. Somewhat of a success, Hannah’s group made it work in 1:57 … read more.

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State, National and World News
Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week … read more.

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The curiously oval-shaped structure at the new Florida Polytechnic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a symbol of the state’s latest higher-education experiment. It is the centerpiece of what will soon-be Florida’s 12th … read more.

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday at his hospital … read more.

Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination
Sun  Jul 27 2014 10:01PM
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by winds, the ship was eased into the port in this northwestern … read more.

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