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Parking garage started
Tue  Nov 24 2015 12:43PM
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.
Cut your own tree
Tue  Nov 24 2015 12:43PM
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 … read more.
Gas prices tumble for turkey day
Tue  Nov 24 2015 12:38PM
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 … read more.
Sheriff’s Office pet fest coming
Tue  Nov 24 2015 12:30PM
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 … read more.
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Holiday Closings
Tue  Nov 24 2015 12:38PM
Bartow City Hall is closed on Thursday and Friday as is the Bartow Public Library. Both will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30. Bartow garbage is closed Thursday, Nov. 26. Thursday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Friday’s schedule will remain the … read more.

Another hope for greening
Tue  Nov 24 2015 12:33PM
After a decade of battling the highly destructive citrus greening bacterium, researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences revealed Monday they have developed genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to greening, and have … read more.

Road construction this week
Tue  Nov 24 2015 12:40PM
On U.S. 98 Peace River Trail in Fort Meade crews are constructing the trail and timber bridges through Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area between U.S. 98 and Mount Pisgah Road. Project improvements include constructing a compacted coquina shell path, two … read more.

Putnam provides Black Friday, Cyber Monday tips
Tue  Nov 24 2015 12:30PM
In advance of the largest shopping day of the year, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam encourages consumers to equip themselves with the knowledge they need to avoid scams and identity theft. “While sales abound on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, … read more.

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Authorities: Border agent had 110 pounds of cocaine in car
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been arrested and charged after authorities said state troopers found 110 pounds of cocaine in his car. A criminal complaint filed in federal court shows Arizona Department of Public … read more.

Abraham Lincoln bust stolen from outside Gettysburg museum
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a bust of Abraham Lincoln has been stolen from outside a museum near where he delivered the “Gettysburg Address.” The bust’s pedestal was found Monday morning in the parking lot of the … read more.

Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars
Mon  Nov 23 2015 10:34PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood sued again Monday over efforts by Republican governors to block Medicaid funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider, this time against Texas, where the organization says health care access to 13,500 women is on … read more.

Officials: Man shot stepdaughter, then himself at hospital
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man fatally shot his stepdaughter at a Florida hospital while they were visiting a family member Monday morning, then turned the gun on himself, authorities said. The gunman was identified in a news release as … read more.

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