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Miners rout Hornets, ready for the Border War on Friday
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The 2015 season opened up with a bang as the Miners took care of Haines City 34-7 in the preseason kickoff classic. “All in all it was a solid night … read more.
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The Internet. It’s ubiquitous. In fact, not since the invention of the printing press and the Gutenberg Bible has a marvel of technology changed the way people communicate and interact … read more.
Rental property inspections take step closer
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The City of Fort Meade is moving forward to have inspection requirements relaxed for rental properties, especially those whose owners do not reside within city limits. Fort Meade City Commissioners … read more.
Drug lab renamed
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The woman who ran the Polk County Drug Court Lab will be forever remembered as the facility was renamed earlier this month in her name. “Jan loved her job and … read more.
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Gas fund in limbo
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
The city’s natural gas fund still remains in limbo as Fort Meade City Commissioners have yet to determine what to do with it in next fiscal year’s city budget. For the past two budget meetings, city commissioners have been discussing … read more.

Check out the new antique table
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
Our Historical Museum has been loaded with activity this summer. Our president, Don Marchman, and all the volunteers with some extra help have been busy rearranging artifacts and rooms to make extra space for more items. We received a dining … read more.

School district seeking bus drivers
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County School Board isn’t just looking for hundreds of school teachers this summer, it’s also searching for about 60 more drivers to ferry its 100,000 students to and from school this fall. Five job fairs have helped fill … read more.

Fill those buses with supplies
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
With school getting under way next week, the need to help homeless students comes more into the spotlight as the Stuff the Bus campaign takes to people’s notice. It goes on all year but traditionally, the drives are highlighted at … read more.

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Ind. high court hears dispute over ‘0INK’ plate
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying ‘0INK,’ which state officials had deemed offensive. Solicitor General Thomas Fisher told the Indiana Supreme Court that the … read more.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, … read more.

Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Thursday charged 21-year-old De’Eris … read more.

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
BC-US--Restaurant Explosion-Kansas City,130 Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury says Time Warner Cable is largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that … read more.

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