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Traviss has come a long way
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
Things have changed, from an agricultural and mechanical focus to today’s high tech world, through it all Traviss Career Center has kept up with the times and Thursday celebrated 50 … read more.
Forum addresses hunger in the county
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
The Polk Vision Quality of Life Task Force held a LEAD (Learn-Engage-Assess-Discuss) forum on hunger in Polk County at the Board of County Commissioner building on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Participating … read more.
City budget gets final approval
Wed  Sep 24 2014 03:56PM
The $8.5 million city budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 was approved by city council members on Monday evening. The budget totals $8,599,850 with $5,218,700 in the general fund and $3,381,150 … read more.
Heritage Days celebration set next weekend
Wed  Sep 24 2014 03:56PM
Frostproof will pay homage to its past next weekend with an event organizers hope will become an annual city celebration. The first-ever Frostproof Heritage Days is scheduled Oct. 3-5 with … read more.
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Extension office marks 100 years
Wed  Oct 1 2014 12:05AM
Dozens of people came to the Stuart Center in Bartow Saturday to mark the centennial celebration of the Agriculture Extension Service which was established in 1914 by the Smith-Lever Act. The law is designed as a partnership of the U.S. … read more.

Dancing the night away
Wed  Oct 1 2014 12:05AM
They put on their dancing shoes and packed the house at the Lakeland Civic Center for the fifth annual Stepping Out for Education gala Friday to raise money for the Polk Education Foundation. The six celebrity dancers, all Polk County … read more.

TaxWatch Voter Guide analyzes amendments
Wed  Oct 1 2014 12:05AM
A voter guide detailing the 2014 proposed constitutional amendments is available from Florida TaxWatch, a nonprofit think tank and government watchdog examining government spending. The nonpartisan guide is a resource for Florida voters which analyzes each of the three proposals … read more.

Election forums this month
Wed  Oct 1 2014 12:05AM
The League of Women Voters of Polk County has organized election year forums to help voters familiarize themselves with the issues and candidates they will vote on in the Nov. 4 general election. At 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 candidates … read more.

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State, National and World News
First US Ebola case
Tue  Sep 30 2014 10:50PM
DALLAS — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. … read more.

S&P loses ground in September
Tue  Sep 30 2014 10:50PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor’s 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly … read more.

Tremors raise concern at Japan volcano
Tue  Sep 30 2014 10:50PM
KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still … read more.

Islamic State may be wary of upsetting Turkey
Tue  Sep 30 2014 10:50PM
SILOPI, Turkey — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 620-mile fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle’s door. “IS took over last night,” the power plant’s … read more.

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