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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  Oct 7 2015 06:22AM
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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Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:16PM
By ALBERT AJI and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault … read more.

EU to crack down on people refused asylum
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:14PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries are closing in on an agreement Thursday to crack down on migrants who have been refused entry into the bloc so they can be swiftly sent home. A key issue will be to ensure … read more.

Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:14PM
By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Along South Carolina’s coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic. And in the Columbia … read more.

Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:12PM
By MARLEY JAY AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming music company Pandora said Wednesday it is buying ticket seller Ticketfly for $450 million in a deal the two see changing the way fans find new music and learn … read more.

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