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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.
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 … read more.
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County ATV park west of city near completion
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will soon have another reason to make Fort Meade a destination. Polk County is putting the finishing touches on the Bone Valley ATV Park, which will be located on County Road 630 nine miles west of Fort … read more.

Tangled city cemetery project ‘plotting’ along
Thu  Oct 2 2014 03:32PM
The city’s cemetery project is halfway near completion, with most of the historical records of Morrison and Evergreen cemeteries having been entered into a computer program that will help better organize the graveyards’ data. An update on the cemetery project … read more.

Miners drop second game of year
Sat  Oct 11 2014 08:00AM
Chasing 10, the Fort Meade Miners traveled back to Tampa to finish the second half of their suspended game from a week ago hoping to pull off a comeback. It was losing 17-7 against Berkley Prep at halftime when the … read more.

History of Homeland
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
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 his debut as a storyteller at the 26th annual show … read more.

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State, National and World News
Crist, Scott do Debate 3
Tue  Oct 21 2014 10:46PM
JACKSONVILLE — Florida’s leading candidates for governor clashed fiercely during their final debate on Tuesday night, sniping at each over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty. Both Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick … read more.

Rally cry heard on Wall Street
Tue  Oct 21 2014 10:46PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results … read more.

Militants seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
Tue  Oct 21 2014 10:46PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of … read more.

Unaffiliated voters in Florida say no to political parties
Tue  Oct 21 2014 10:44PM
ORLANDO — Signing up new voters at high schools and job fairs, Carol Davis has noticed that the registrants, especially younger ones, are increasingly choosing neither the Democratic or Republican parties. They instead are picking “No Party Affiliation,” and they … read more.

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