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Grenier highlights those not in the spotlight
Sat  May 2 2015 08:30AM
Who could predict that a Chicago transplant who made central Florida his home 30 years ago would become an author who memorialized some of the everyday people who risked it … read more.
The hurt left behind
Sun  May 3 2015 03:15PM
Kenneth Stephens was raised without his biological father. Despite that, he has led a successful life. Still, the pain of not having his father in his life has had a … read more.
Board applauds state lowering testing standards
Wed  Apr 22 2015 12:29PM
The Polk County School Board joined the state’s other 66 counties Tuesday in lauding the state legislature for adopting a bill that limits state standardized testing, which lowers the impact … read more.
$5 million grant to fund alternative discipline
Sat  May 2 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County School board learned Tuesday that the district had received $5 million in grant funds to research the effectiveness of and implement alternative means of discipline. In the … read more.
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Concert to help cancer victim
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
There will be a benefit concert Saturday for Robert Mosier, who is suffering from cancer. Among the performers participating will be The Bobbitts. They are fixing up a bus to make the trip from Arkansas and then immediately driving back … read more.

Adult Day Care Center to go up for sale
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
In the hope of trying to get some money out of it, Polk County has decided to sell the Adult Day Care Center in Lake Wales. It will be using a real estate agent, but there is a time limit … read more.

Itemize, sort, pack and stuff
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
It was not the usual Monday for some employees of the Polk School District’s Support Services. For some it was itemize, sort, pack and stuff. It was the last step in the preparations that will help some 138 Polk County … read more.

Online registration for Carillon ends Wednesday
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
Online registration for the 2015 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk ends at midnight on Wednesday, April 29. The fee is $30 for adults and $20 for students in grades 1-12, plus a service charge. After the online option expires, … read more.

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Egypt charges 40 over allegedly being Islamic State members
Sun  May 3 2015 01:59PM
CAIRO (AP) — A Nile Delta prosecutor said Sunday he referred 40 people to trial on charges of belonging to the Islamic State group and planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt. The announcement marks the first time people … read more.

Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings
Sun  May 3 2015 01:59PM
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Weather experts are hoping that their social media skills will one day match their forecasting skills. The National Weather Center in Oklahoma is working on several projects to increase the amount of time people have to … read more.

State police won’t release dashcam video of officer shooting
Sun  May 3 2015 01:59PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State police in South Carolina refuse to release dashcam video that apparently shows a white police officer shooting a 68-year-old black man to death in his driveway after a nine mile car chase. State Law Enforcement … read more.

John Kerry tries to pacify Israeli worries over Iran deal
Sun  May 3 2015 01:59PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is reaching out to Israelis in an attempt to pacify worries over the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 10 television station broadcast Sunday, Kerry said … read more.

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