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She’s a dog raiser
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
To look at Collier, one might be hard-pressed recognizing her; or to be more exact, what breed of dog she is. That is why a look of surprise comes to … read more.
Jackets open season in Osceola
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
A lot has changed since Nov. 14, 2014. That date marks the first time that Bartow High School faced Kissimmee Osceola in a football game. It was a playoff game, … read more.
Amy Little is the Bartow Idol
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Eight people took the stage at Friday Fest for the first of what could become a yearly event in the Bartow Idol contest. In the end Amy Little, who sang … read more.
Drug lab renamed
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The woman who ran the Polk County Drug Court Lab will be forever remembered as the facility was renamed earlier this month in her name. “Jan loved her job and … read more.
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Exhange program seeking to comeback
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
When the Bartow Rotary Club started their weekly meeting last week, as always it sang songs led by John DeYoung every week. The first song, “Take me out to the Ballgame,” was not familiar to two of the three guests … read more.

POMA pitched to Crickettes
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Claire Orologas, the executive director of Lakeland’s Polk Museum of the Arts, reached out members of the Bartow Crickette Club last week on how it can form new and strengthen existing partnerships between it and the Bartow community. “We’re not … read more.

Clothing giveaway debuts
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Praise Temple Deliverance Center church members had an outreach clothing giveaway in Bartow Saturday. Pastor Willie Watson said it was a new project to give something back to the community. Dozens of Bartow residents enjoyed hot dogs, drinks and chance … read more.

School supplies provided in the park
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Though the humidity and heat was something that may drive a person to seek a safe place under a rock, more than 75 people showed up at Mary Holland Park on Saturday morning for the fifth annual Believing in Dreams … read more.

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State, National and World News
Ind. high court hears dispute over ‘0INK’ plate
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying ‘0INK,’ which state officials had deemed offensive. Solicitor General Thomas Fisher told the Indiana Supreme Court that the … read more.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, … read more.

Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Thursday charged 21-year-old De’Eris … read more.

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
BC-US--Restaurant Explosion-Kansas City,130 Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury says Time Warner Cable is largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that … read more.

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