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It’s been 10 years but …
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Hundreds of Polk County residents filed through the Auburndale Civic Center Saturday for the annual Hurricane Expo to learn about preparedness and hear prognostications from area meteorologists. This was the … read more.
Organizers ‘pedal’ claim National Bike Day to Work a success
Sat  May 16 2015 08:30AM
It was not even noon and the Sixth Annual National Bike to Work Day was already well underway, according to Christina Diaz. “We had people here before we got started,” … read more.
Chabad of Polk County continues expanding
Tue  May 19 2015 11:25AM
You could say that 2015 has been a period of growth for Lakeland-based Chabad of Polk County. This past January it opened the Jewish Learning Center, 605 Overlook Drive, Winter … read more.
Avengers on the wall
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
Just like on the fourth Friday of every month, there will be a movie shown on the wall in the empty lot at Wilson Avenue and Main Street. But this … read more.
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Liberty Counsel complains about professor
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
A complaint against a Polk State College humanities professor from a legal ministry to have him fired was rejected by the college. The complaint, filed May 1 by the Liberty Counsel, alleged Professor Lance Russum’s “pervasive anti-Christian bias throughout the … read more.

Two Memorial Day services planned
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Memorial Day services have been scheduled this weekend, one in Fort Meade and the other in Bartow. The ceremony in Bartow is sponsored by the American Legion Post. It is at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the post at … read more.

Sasser-Lanier engagement
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Dennis and Beth Sasser, of Wauchula, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Randi Sasser, to Daniel Lanier, son of Steve and Tina Lanier of Fort Meade. Randi is a 2006 graduate of Hardee High School and earned … read more.


Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Wednesday, May 20 Promise of Freedom, 10 a.m. Celebration of the reading and deliverance of the Emancipation Proclamation on its 150th anniversary for Florida. Polk County History Center, 100 E. Main St., Bartow. “Getting on the Wire” with Nancy Howe, … read more.

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State, National and World News
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut join trend: Artificial ingredients getting booted
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of “black pepper flavor,” … read more.

Black widow spider crawls out of bag of grapes, bites woman
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has been bitten by a black widow spider her family says was hiding in a bag of grapes. WCAX-TV reports the 21-year-old Colchester resident spent a night at a hospital after being treated … read more.

Floodwaters deepen in Houston
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
HOUSTON — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation’s fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the … read more.

US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in March from 12 months earlier, … read more.

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