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Should pot law be in state constitution?
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Much of the arguments on the amendment concerning medical marijuana are about whether this is a stepping stone to marijuana becoming a decriminalized drug in the future. Opponents of the … read more.
Stolen car leads to chase
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
A vehicle reported stolen in Mulberry ended up being chased through Fort Meade last Tuesday, Oct. 7, with three suspects ultimately apprehended just over the Hardee County line. According to … read more.
History of Homeland
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
With many people who tell stories year after year about ghosts and goblins at the Cracker Storytelling Festival, there was one who did something a little different this year. In … read more.
Battle lines drawn in county sales tax debate
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
As election day looms the debate over a new sales tax rate to fund transit and infrastructure improvements in Polk County is getting more heated with both sides turning up … read more.
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Miners win a barn burner over Frostproof
Sat  Oct 25 2014 08:30AM
The Fort Meade Miners kept their football post-season hopes alive Friday night, while at the same time officially squashing those of the Frostproof Bulldogs. The traditional rivalry game was a back and fourth slugfest all night long, with the Miners … read more.

Miners must recover from first setback quickly
Thu  Oct 2 2014 03:32PM
In a rivalry game one must throw records out and any team can come out on top. One could also argue in the state of Florida a 3A team shouldn’t play on the same field as a 7A team. Of … read more.

Hundreds ‘Stride Against Breast Cancer’
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
“This time I am going to kick its butt.” So said Nancy Morrison, a three-time breast cancer survivor who turned out Oct. 25 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, one of the final breast cancer awareness walks in the tri-county … read more.

Road work this week
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
On U.S. 98 from east of Hendry Avenue to west of Edgewood Drive in City of Ft. Meade there will be daytime lane closures as crews clean up along the eastbound lanes. Work on this project consists of drainage improvements, … read more.

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Stocks cap wild month with rally
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, … read more.

Tourist rocket explodes
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
MOJAVE, Calif. — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth’s atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than … read more.

Gov. Scott distances self from scandals
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:00AM
TALLAHASSEE — As Florida slowly recovers from the Great Recession, Gov. Rick Scott has asked voters to judge him on his handling of the state’s economy and his ability to bring jobs to the Sunshine State. But in an election … read more.

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
Sat  Nov 1 2014 01:19AM
JOHANNESBURG — The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely … read more.

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