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Get on those workout shoes
Fri  Sep 4 2015 04:00PM
Come 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, people are bound to see a bunch of sweaty, dancing people jamming to the beats in Fort Blount Park. That will be Fortress Fitness, … read more.
Vigil Sunday
Fri  Sep 4 2015 04:00PM
Inspired from his participation in last week’s All Lives Matter event in Alabama, Mark King suggested to his brothers in the Knights of Columbus to bring something similar to Bartow. … read more.
Retired, but not really
Fri  Sep 4 2015 04:00PM
After an illustrious career spanning more than three decades, Jim DeGennaro, whom many refer to as DeGe (pronounced dee-gee), made the decision to retire, which took place Aug. 31. Most … read more.

Fri  Sep 4 2015 03:16PM

Holiday closings

The following places are closed for Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day

City of Bartow: Closed

Bartow Public Library: Closed Sept. 5-Sept. 7

Bartow Garbage: Closed. Monday’s collection …

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Construction continues
Fri  Sep 4 2015 03:28PM
On U.S. 98 Peace River Trail in Fort Meade, crews are constructing the trail and timber bridges through Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area between U.S. 98 and Mount Pisgah Road. Project improvements include constructing a compacted coquina shell path, two … read more.

Gator got his parking spot
Fri  Sep 4 2015 03:28PM
It was a surprise and yet it wasn’t a surprise when on Monday, Aug. 31, attorney John W. Frost II pulled into the parking lot of the law firm Frost Van den Boom. There, right before his eyes was a … read more.

Ralphie gave man a reason to live
Fri  Sep 4 2015 03:28PM
When Don Olinger moved from New York to Sarasota he said he essentially went there to die. Now that he has Ralphie, that attitude has changed. Ralphie is a Labrador and is Olinger’s guide dog. Ralphie, he said, is full … read more.

Fire, stormwater assessment fees on agenda; meeting Wednesday
Fri  Sep 4 2015 03:18PM
Due to this being Labor Day weekend, Bartow City Commissioners will meet Wednesday, Sept. 9, starting with the work session at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting commencing at 6:30 p.m., or shortly thereafter. As a rule, commission work … read more.

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State, National and World News
Photographer describes ‘scream’ of migrant boy’s ‘silent body’
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
(CNN) — Nilufer Demir was crossing a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, on Wednesday when she saw him: a small boy in a red T-shirt, blue pants and black shoes, lying face-down in the sand. Waves lapped at his lifeless face. … read more.

Theater shooter received supportive letters, money in jail
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
DENVER (AP) — Strangers from across the world sent Colorado theater shooter James Holmes money, photos and supportive letters during his three years in a county jail. Prosecutors this week released 200 pages worth of mail sent to Holmes in … read more.

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law … read more.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous … read more.

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