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Substitute School Crossing Guards needed
Mon  Mar 30 2015 11:40AM
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified men and women to fill substitute crossing guard positions in various locations throughout the county. The substitute should be available to work for one … read more.
Unknown Perez trying to topple former mayor Van Sickle
Wed  Mar 25 2015 09:26AM
The only contest race for a seat on the Lake City Commission pits one candidate with little political experience, Pedro “Pete” Perez, against a former mayor, Jack Van Sickle, still … read more.
Marion Nelson, Johnson funeral homes merge
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
The Marion Nelson Funeral Home is taking over Johnson Funeral Home. The new funeral home will be called the Johnson Barrett Gill Funeral Home. After the death of original owner … read more.
Test prepares LW students for college
Tue  Mar 24 2015 03:18PM
Nary a peep was heard between 2:30-5 p.m., on the upper floor of the Bartow Public Library, despite the presence of 65 high school students (12 of them from Lake … read more.
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Teaching a labor of love for Nicole Sealey
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Teaching for Nicole Sealey, 35, is the culmination of a lifelong ambition but no matter the kudos from her peers, she doesn’t rest on her laurels. Nor does she let her students. Sealey’s classroom at the Edward W. Bok Academy … read more.

Medalist strikes again
Thu  Mar 26 2015 04:03PM

Driver crosses 4 lanes of SR 60, dies in crash
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
An accident in Lake Wales claimed a Winter Haven man’s life this weekend. According to Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports, around 12:45 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, 68-year-old Frank Norval Haas of Winter Haven, driving a white, 2015 Toyota 4Runner, … read more.

School briefs
Tue  Mar 24 2015 03:16PM
Highlanders attend Orlando Beauty Explosion Students from Lake Wales High School attended a “student focused” hair and beauty expo in Orlando recently. Students that attended the event expo are some of the many who are interested in Cosmetology and Barbering … read more.

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State, National and World News
New rules on abortion could pass in Florida
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is considering several new measures to restrict abortions, including one with a strong chance of passage that calls for a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can undergo the procedure. That measure, House Bill 0633, … read more.

8 die when van plunges into Fla. canal
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
FORT PIERCE — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service. … read more.

Music festivals tell fans to leave selfie sticks at home
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can take your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re going to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The sticks are banned this year at the events in Indio, Calif., … read more.

Rhino rampages in Nepal city, killing 1, injuring several
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A wild rhino charged into a city in southern Nepal on Monday, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said. Attempts to force the … read more.

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