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Traviss has come a long way
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
Things have changed, from an agricultural and mechanical focus to today’s high tech world, through it all Traviss Career Center has kept up with the times and Thursday celebrated 50 … read more.
Forum addresses hunger in the county
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
The Polk Vision Quality of Life Task Force held a LEAD (Learn-Engage-Assess-Discuss) forum on hunger in Polk County at the Board of County Commissioner building on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Participating … read more.
Florida’s Natural commits $10 million to tree program
Wed  Sep 24 2014 03:52PM
Amid the ever-growing bank of dark clouds that continues to hang over Florida’s citrus industry, a couple of rays of sunshine broke through last week. Locally, Citrus World, parent to … read more.
Revenge is sweet, and important, in Miner district win
Wed  Sep 24 2014 03:52PM
Revenge isn’t always just sweet, in the case of the Fort Meade Miners, a win over Tampa Catholic Friday night was important too. “Finally got the big monkey off our … read more.
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Florida’s Natural commits $10 million to tree program
Wed  Sep 24 2014 03:56PM
Amid the ever growing bank of dark clouds that continues to hang over Florida’s citrus industry, a couple of rays of sunshine broke through last week. Locally, Citrus World, parent to the juice brand Florida’s Natural based in Lake Wales, … read more.

Check out this stuff
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
Want to see the nicest house that the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland said she ever lived in? You have the opportunity to do so on Saturday as there is an auction going on at 502 N. Crooked Lake Drive in … read more.

Citrus Commission proposes tax break for growers
Wed  Sep 24 2014 03:52PM
The Florida Citrus Commission has decided its rainy day has arrived. The group will make a final decision next month, but a plan announced last week will lower taxes on citrus for the upcoming season to help growers deal with … read more.

Miners down Tampa Catholic, 32-12
Sat  Sep 20 2014 08:00AM
When the Miners needed a big play Ryan Fulse rose to the occasion accounting for 216 yards and three touchdowns as the Miners conquered the Tampa Catholic Crusaders 32-12 in it’s first district game. The conditions were wet and undesirable … read more.

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Afghan president sworn in
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United … read more.

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial … read more.

Warming clues mount
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat … read more.

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias sentencing trial
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 200 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial … read more.

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