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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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More arrested in ferry disaster
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:19AM
AP-AS-SKorea-Ship-Sinking,1495 Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested AP Photo SEL808, LJM127, SEL815, SEL814, SEL812, SEL807, SEL806, SEL107, SEL108, TOK102, SEL104, GFX2042, GFX2041, LJM122, LJM124, LJM126, LJM121, LJM125, XAHN102, LJM123 Eds: Updates with divers breaking window and retrieving three … read more.

Student fought for Holocaust justice
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:19AM
AMSTERDAM — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part time in Amsterdam’s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them … read more.

Red flag in Obamacare virus review
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. … read more.

Malaysia asks world to pray for plane clue
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:19AM
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to “pray hard” for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean … read more.

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