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LeRoy complaints unfounded
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:23AM
The nine complaints filed by an assistant superintendent were found unsubstantiated by a legal firm and cleared Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy of any illegal wrongdoing. However, the law firm expressed concern … read more.
Hope Now may get plug pulled
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:23AM
Polk County’s residents in need of drug rehab and employment assistance may go wanting again if the county pulls the plug on funding for Hope Now. Hope Now came under … read more.
Mardi Gras this weekend
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:23AM
Every February the streets of Lake Wales transform into that of New Orleans with its annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras celebration and parade. Colors of gold, green and purple glisten … read more.
School District earns accreditation
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Saying that this was “huge for the business community” as well as for the school district, Polk County Schools’ Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy relayed what getting the Polk County School District’s … read more.
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Freight zone could help on Northern Connector
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The Polk County Commission was expected Tuesday to OK plans to develop sections of the county as freight logistics zones in hopes of finding a way to pay for the $32 million Northern Connector highway that will link State Road … read more.

Expressway Authority now a fact
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The Polk County Expressway Authority is now a fact. But that doesn’t mean it’s going anywhere because the Board of County Commissioners last week failed to name authority members do anything else to put the new agency into action. Commissioners … read more.

Polk Transportation Organization behind express authority
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
If silence is consent, then the Polk Transportation Organization Friday rubber stamped the county’s plan to create and expressway authority to pursue building the massive Central Polk Parkway, a project the state says can’t pay for the $1.5 billion it’ll … read more.

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State, National and World News
Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:26PM
BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter … read more.

Gwyneth Paltrow tearfully testifies against accused stalker
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:24PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he wrote upsetting letters discussing her death and his intention to marry her and also sent her pornography and unsolicited gifts. … read more.

WWII vet begins journey to reunite with wartime girlfriend
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:22PM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart. It will take Norwood Thomas, who boarded a plane Sunday from … read more.

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:20PM
LONDON (AP) — A winter storm with hurricane-force winds and huge waves battered Britain’s coastline Monday, cutting power to thousands and disrupting travel across the country. More than 15,000 homes were without power as Storm Imogen hit Ireland, Wales and … read more.

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