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Mobile home park resident not happy with answers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
A Fort Meade City Mobile Home Park resident, who is tired of waiting for answers, plans on putting pressure on city commissioners to address the issues concerning the park’s rent … read more.
One optimist among the citrus doomsayers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
Amid the doom and gloom currently gripping Florida’s citrus industry, there’s at least one key player who remains bullish on agriculture in the state. Ben Albritton, representative to the Florida … read more.
Another All-Star effort
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
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FPRA collects 216 Fill-A-Bags
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
Joann Sexton was near death following complications from a double-lung transplant. But, despite her own health issues, she was more worried about the 259 homeless students in the Lake Wales Charter Schools and more than 3,800 in the Polk County … read more.

Full of dogs and cats
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
Despite a couple of light rainfalls, it didn’t stop it from being very hot and very busy at the SPCA Animal Clinic Saturday. From noon and through most of the afternoon, 270 microchips were given to dogs and cats for … read more.

Signal to start working at Alturas Road
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
On State Road 60 at Alturas Road, there will be temporary lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week as crews extend turn lanes. The traffic signal is to begin controlling traffic this week so be prepared to … read more.

Democrats open three offices in Polk County
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
The Polk County Democratic Executive Committee has opened three offices in Polk County in support of Democratic candidates in 2014 local, state and federal elections. “Polk County Democrats are going all-out to support our candidates in these crucial midterm elections,” … read more.

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Ooh la la! Rats at the Louvre in Paris
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
PARIS — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. The hot weather in Paris has … read more.

US, Europe impose tough sanctions on Russia
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion … read more.

Medicaid expansion endorsed
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — The powerful Florida Medical Association has come out in support of expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians, choosing sides in a controversial political issue that has divided state lawmakers. The organization passed a resolution at its … read more.

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule
Wed  Jul 30 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory’s only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on … read more.

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