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Volunteers honored at lunch
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
Perhaps Bartow Mayor James F. Clements put into view Wednesday at the annual luncheon of the Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (NIC) what the L.B. Brown house and museum means the community. … read more.
Putnam: Citrus greening ‘has reached a crisis point’
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
ST. PETERSBURG — This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that’s infecting the trees is to blame. The … read more.
Build or not to build
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
Airport Authority commissioners were asked to consider a proposal by Verizon at its Monday, April 14 meeting. The telecommunications company wants to build — at its own expense — a … read more.
Principal pushes business-school partnerships
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
Brenda Kay Hardman made her appeal to Bartow businesspeople last week when she spoke at the Committee of 100 and told them how important it is for the schools, community … read more.
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Cross Walk Friday
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
On Good Friday, April 18, ministers and church members from Bartow area churches will commemorate the biblical sacrifice of Simon of Cyrene and lift up the cross of Christ for all to see as part of the Bartow Ministerial Association’s … read more.

Airport eyes new restaurant
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
Rod Hamlet, who runs Pappy’s Grill at the Winter Haven Municipal Airport, is considering opening up Pappy’s Canteen inside the Bartow Municipal Airport terminal. He made his intentions known at the Monday, April 14 Airport Authority meeting. Hamlet, who also … read more.

Walkway now connects two neighborhoods
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
It no longer is necessary for children and adults to have to wade through a broken glass and debris-strewn narrow pathway and then navigate down a steep embankment in order to reach Gordon Heights Park from the cul-de-sac at the … read more.

Getting ready for the future
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
For two Wednesday afternoons a month the second floor of the Bartow Public Library has a full house for five hours. It’s students from the Professional Opportunity Program for Students learning a little something more than they ever could at … read more.

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Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site
Mon  Apr 21 2014 01:19AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem’s holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays. The compound, known … read more.

4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
Mon  Apr 21 2014 01:19AM
PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, … read more.

Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers
Mon  Apr 21 2014 01:19AM
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. But five other deaths from injuries reported by a hospital official could raise … read more.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
Mon  Apr 21 2014 01:19AM
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that … read more.

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