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Despite the odds
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
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.
Public housing going smoke free
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
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.
A Splash of Citrus is here …
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
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 … read more.
Parking garage started
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
When Thanksgiving week started, people who had business at the county courthouse, or were coming to work there or at the county administration building, were bound to be at their … read more.
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Cut your own tree
Mon  Nov 30 2015 03:21PM
The weather should be perfect on Saturday for the hardy and adventurous souls who will be trekking through the Lake Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. The State Forestry Division … read more.

Gas prices tumble for turkey day
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The average price of gasoline plunged 11 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.14 a gallon. “Motorists are saving around $11 for a full tank of gas compared to this time last year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA, auto … read more.

Sheriff’s Office pet fest coming
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Be sure to mark 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, for the PCSO Annual Pet Fest. The event, which runs until 4 p.m., will be held at the Animal Control facility located at 7115 De Castro Road, Winter Haven, adjacent to … read more.

Tag Art sales opens Tuesday
Mon  Nov 30 2015 05:33AM
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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US warns of ‘imminent’ attack in Afghan capital
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Monday it has received “credible reports of an imminent attack” in the Afghan capital. A statement on the embassy’s website urged U.S. citizens to exercise “extreme caution” if moving around in Kabul … read more.

South Dakota ghost town up for sale, at reduced price
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
SWETT, S.D. (AP) — The southwestern South Dakota ghost town of Swett is once again for sale, and this time the asking price is a lot cheaper. Swett is home to about 6 acres of land, an empty house reputed … read more.

Ex-Assembly speaker convicted at NY corruption trial
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, formerly one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was convicted Monday of charges that he traded favors to earn $5 million illegally and then lied about it. The Manhattan … read more.

British leader sets Syria airstrikes debate for Wednesday
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron called for a debate and vote in Parliament on Wednesday on whether Britain should launch airstrikes against militants in Syria, arguing that the nation must stand with its allies in confronting extremism. Cameron’s … read more.

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