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16 honored by alliance
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Sixteen Polk County high school seniors were feted Saturday and received college scholarships at the annual Deacons and Stewards Alliance annual banquet held at the Carver Recreation Center in Bartow. … read more.
Pot plant getting ready to grow
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
A plan to grow medical marijuana in a sprawling, empty Lake Wales building complex is apparently very much back on, after it appeared to be a no go last fall … read more.
Reptiles at the library
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM

Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
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Holiday closings
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Bartow City Hall: Closed Friday, July 3 Bartow Public Library: Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 Bartow garbage collection: Monday’s and Tuesday’s schedules will remain the same. Thursday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Friday’s collection will be on … read more.

Luster students graduate
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Eleven women on Friday completed what can be a golden opportunity with their lives as they earned state certificates from the Luster All Training Center of Hope. “This is a golden opportunity for anyone,” Rolliee Arnold, a community care director … read more.

JAMFEST
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
On Saturday, six Christian rock bands rocked the park on Floral Avenue as One Jam Nation kicked off a fundraiser tour of concerts to raise money for what can only be described as a gospel Woodstock scheduled next August in … read more.

Much construction gets three-day holiday weekend
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
On State Road 60 from Flamingo Drive to Connersville Road in Bartow crews are driving pile or bridge supports, building a temporary trestlework platform, and installing concrete gravity walls and driveways. There will be intermittent delays, eastbound daytime lane closures … read more.

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US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested … read more.

N.Y. firefighter who responded to 9/11 wins $5 million lottery
Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM
NEW YORK (CNN) — New York City firefighter Carmelo Mercado retired after suffering lung ailments from his time working at ground zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A former member of Battalion 49 in Astoria, Queens, Mercado, 63, … read more.


Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM

Hope for jail release for doctor linked to Sen. Menendez
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez are hopeful he will be released from jail Thursday. Dr. Salomon Melgen’s defense team reached a tentative $18 million bond agreement … read more.

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