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Feds reach $2B settlement with Mosaic
Sat  Oct 3 2015 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE — After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world’s largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive … read more.
Reception unveils new exhibit
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
When Myrtice Young, Historical Preservation Manager of the Polk County History Center, came across a memoir written by the now-late Honorable John H. Dewell, she reached out to the Hon. … read more.
Heath drops out of race for BOCC
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Rennie Heath has dropped out of the race for the seat County Commissioner Edwin V. Smith holds but and will term out at the end of this year. That leaves … read more.
The race west
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Although city residents are being asked to dig much deeper in the coming year to pay for water and sewer service, some of the 14 percent increase in utility rates … read more.
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SAO: ‘Changes must be made immediately’ at Lake Wales city hall
Fri  Oct 2 2015 04:58PM
The State Attorney’s Office in Bartow says “changes must be made immediately” in how Lake Wales City Hall handles public requests for information. SAO investigator Beverly Cone issued a scathing 12-page report Friday morning on City Manager Ken Fields and … read more.

Retired Judge Doyel to run for state House seat
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Retired circuit judge and author Robert Doyel announced Monday he is a candidate for Florida House of Representatives District 41. The Democrat and resident of Winter Haven filed paperwork with the Division of Elections last week. Doyel has a solid … read more.

Frostproof finalizes 2015-16 budget
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Frostproof residents will be paying the exact same rate for their property taxes next year, even though their newly-approved budget is slightly bigger than last year’s budget. Frostproof City Council members voted 3-1 last Wednesday to approve the final reading … read more.

Just make sure you stay within the lines
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
If you think your days of scribbling with a Crayola are long gone, think again. The Lake Wales Library believes a few hours and a dozen or so crayons can fix some of what might ails you. “A new trend … read more.

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Pistorius family: Oscar’s rights being undermined
Wed  Oct 7 2015 01:19AM
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ family criticized South African authorities on Tuesday for delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest, saying his rights were being “undermined” because of the … read more.

House committee approves bill to allow open carry of guns
Wed  Oct 7 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Licensed gun owners would be able to openly carry their weapons in public under a bill approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday. Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz cited federal crime statistics that show that states … read more.

Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning
Wed  Oct 7 2015 01:19AM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday. Three elephants were killed in … read more.

Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship
Tue  Oct 6 2015 10:36PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting. Could … read more.

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