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Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series). Danny Norris Jr. lives his life like most every one else in Frostproof. He gets up early each weekday morning … read more.
Frostproof Historical Museum getting a facelift
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
What’s older in Frostproof is getting newer. That’s because a number of volunteers are pitching in to help director Bea Reifeis update things inside the Frostproof Historical Museum. A group … read more.
Polk newspapers earn 17 awards in state contest
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
The Polk County community newspapers of the Sun Coast Media Group won 17 awards in the Florida Press Association Better Weekly newspaper contest. The papers won four first places for … read more.
Tearoom plan clears another hurdle
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
Tea rooms are permitted within Frostproof residential areas under certain conditions, now that a controversial ordinance has been approved by the Frostproof City Council. City council members voted unanimously Monday … read more.
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Full of dogs and cats
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
Despite a couple of light rainfalls, it didn’t stop it from being very hot and very busy at the SPCA Animal Clinic Saturday. From noon and through most of the afternoon, 270 microchips were given to dogs and cats for … read more.

Democrats open three offices in Polk County
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
The Polk County Democratic Executive Committee has opened three offices in Polk County in support of Democratic candidates in 2014 local, state and federal elections. “Polk County Democrats are going all-out to support our candidates in these crucial midterm elections,” … read more.

Here’s what is happening at the History Center in August
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
This month people can journey into Polk history at the Polk County History Center. At 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, there will be a walking tour of the historic Oak Hill Cemetery that starts at the History Center in Bartow. … read more.

A night about a nurse
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
Even though “The King” died 37 years ago, to some die-hard fans and the woman who nursed him the last two and a half years of his life, he still lives if only in their memories. A group of Elvis Presley … read more.

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Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal
Thu  Jul 31 2014 09:29PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity. The deal announced late Wednesday is the latest … read more.

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
Thu  Jul 31 2014 09:29PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where … read more.

Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor’s office
Thu  Jul 31 2014 09:29PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician’s office for about an hour, authorities say. The woman, … read more.

Price tag for new Tampa area expressway is $454M
Thu  Jul 31 2014 09:28PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million — about $116 million more than first announced. Most of the extra … read more.

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