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Charley roared 10 years ago
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
• Gov. Bush at the helm for Charley, Page 22 It was 10 years ago on Friday, Aug. 13, when Hurricane Charley came ashore, took a right turn into Charlotte … read more.
Not your daddy’s STEM program
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
• Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University, Page 13 It was a chance of a lifetime that Florida Polytechnic University’s new president couldn’t pass up. “To open a new … read more.
Elvis’ final show to benefit area family
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
While the Monk Pelly Elvis Tribute show that takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 at Theatre Winter Haven will be a tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, it will … read more.
Final BGH worker reunion planned
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
For many years now, former employees of Ben Hill Griffin Inc. have been getting together to reminisce, renew friendships and generally enjoy reliving time spent working in the citrus industry. … read more.
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Students may skip a grade more easily
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
For parents who want their kids to skip a grade in school or take accelerated classes, the Polk County School Board recently made it a little easier when it OK’d a rewrite of the student progression plan. Approved unanimously at … read more.

Shirah, Shoemaker present candidacy to Tiger Bay
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Why are Ricky Shirah and Ed Shoemaker running for the District 40 Florida House Seat? Because they care and each of them wants to make a difference, so said each as they answered the first question posed at the Monday, … read more.

Raw meat-based diets
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Over the many years I have been associated with feed management of a multitude of species of animals, I have had the most issues with raw diets. Large carnivors (tigers, lions, leopards … etc.) are typically fed a raw meat … read more.

A peach of an idea
Wed  Aug 6 2014 02:52PM
Take a look at the peaches sold in your local market and you may see them marked as “grown in Florida.” It’s not a typo; it’s a new type of peaches. They’ve been around for more than 25 years, and … read more.

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Eruption risk rising for volcano in Iceland
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(LA Times) — Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano over the last five days, prompting meteorologists to warn of an increasing risk of eruption and causing public safety authorities to evacuate tourists from the popular summer climbing … read more.

US Ebola patients released from hospital
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Both U.S. aid workers who were infected with Ebola in Liberia have been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after having fought off the deadly virus. Kent Brantly, a doctor, was discharged Thursday. Nancy Writebol, an … read more.

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(AP) — Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, … read more.

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative … read more.

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