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Despite the odds
Sat  Nov 28 2015 01:00AM
When 19-year-old Miguel Carter went to Lake Wales High School back in March, he had no idea what he was facing. He was called to the guidance counselor’s office and … read more.
City embracing solar power
Sat  Nov 28 2015 01:00AM
Florida is the Sunshine State. Everybody knows that. But did you know that the sunshine we take for granted may soon be turning on your lights? Running your air conditioner? … read more.
Public housing going smoke free
Sat  Nov 28 2015 01:00AM
In looking to people’s health and maintenance of standardized housing, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said last week that public housing under his department will be a smoke-free zone sometime next … read more.
Church kicks off Sounds and Silences Dec. 2
Sat  Nov 28 2015 01:00AM
Bartow First United Methodist Church will be continuing their Sounds and Silences tradition of offering free noon Advent Christmas concerts. The concerts will be from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 … read more.
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A Splash of Citrus is here …
Sat  Nov 28 2015 01:00AM
It was more than a year in the making, but “A Splash of Citrus” is here … just in time for Christmas giving! What is it? Well, it’s a lot of long hours, laughs, tasting and testing and the slick, … read more.

Tour Lakeland’s oldest home
Sat  Nov 28 2015 01:00AM
On Dec. 12, Lakeland’s oldest standing home (built in 1904) will open its doors to the community to share its history and holiday cheer. The community is invited to explore Mosswood Manor, warmed with candlelight and filled with music, during … read more.

India changed her life
Sat  Nov 28 2015 01:00AM
The Bartow Rotary Club raised money to send Anugraha Jones to India and in less than two months there she said the experience changed her life. She spent her time with young children who were born to prostitutes and raised … read more.

Tag Art sales opens Tuesday
Sat  Nov 28 2015 01:00AM
Can’t think of the right gift for your teacher this year? What about a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for his or her front car bumper? With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” said Joe Tedder, Tax Collector … read more.

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Suspected robber sorry about holiday heist
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
DELAND (AP) — Police say a Florida man charged with robbery told a convenience store clerk he was sorry about committing the alleged crime around the Thanksgiving holiday. WESH 2 News in Orlando reported that Brian McCoy, 27, of Deltona, … read more.

Records: New university pays $200K for public relations firm
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND (AP) — Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 — 16 months before the school opened. Bills obtained by The Lakeland Ledger in … read more.

Jacksonville zoo gets new elephant
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A new female African elephant has joined the herd at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The zoo announced that Thandi, who is about 34 years old, arrived earlier this month from The National Elephant Center in central … read more.

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