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State eyes options for Fort Meade bridge replacement
Wed  Feb 4 2015 08:48PM
The John Singletary Bridge, which spans the Peace River along US Highway 98, is a living testament to Fort Meade’s past, but modern safety and traffic conditions bring to question … read more.
Raising the Standards
Wed  Feb 4 2015 08:46PM
67th Annual Youth Fair
Fri  Feb 13 2015 01:26PM
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FPRA recruits vols to help media at fly-in
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
For the seventh consecutive year, the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is recruiting volunteers for media relations duty at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo. The Fly-In is scheduled April 21-26 at Lakeland … read more.

Governor appoints Kincart to Emergency Response Commission
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Robert Kincart, president of Bartow-headquartered A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. was one of three appointments the governor gave to the State Emergency Response Commission. The other two appointees are Tom Byron, chief engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation in … read more.

There are special days for pets too
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
We, as humans, have lots of holidays. But did you know there were special days for our pets, too? Now, some of our holidays are serious and have great meaning, and some are a bit more greeting card days. The … read more.

Everyone: You can now kiss the bride
Wed  Feb 18 2015 08:30AM
Love was in the air Saturday as 26 couples, including two same-sex couples, were married on the steps of the Polk County History Center in downtown Bartow. Flanked by the monthly downtown antiques show, 26 couples walked down the aisle … read more.

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Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting
Fri  Feb 27 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America’s leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama’s … read more.

Chile government rejects 14 year-old’s plea for euthanasia
Fri  Feb 27 2015 01:19AM
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s government on Thursday rejected an ailing 14-year-old girl’s plea to let her “sleep forever.” Cystic fibrosis sufferer Valentina Maureira posted a YouTube video shot from what appeared to be a hospital bed asking President Michelle … read more.

Couple married 67 years dies holding hands
Fri  Feb 27 2015 01:19AM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Floyd and Violet Hartwig’s marriage spanned 67 years, but their love for one another appears timeless. Sensing that the couple was close to death, their children pushed their two hospice beds together and gently placed their … read more.

Minnesota teen pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism
Fri  Feb 27 2015 01:19AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota teenager who had been stopped at the airport as he was trying to travel to Syria pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Abdullahi Mohamud … read more.

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