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Taxpayer-funded shame
Sat  Dec 13 2014 08:30AM
-- Best regards, Jim Gouvellis Publisher, Heartland Newspapers VP Polk Operations, Sun Coast Media Group 863-676-3467- work 863-969-7454- cell … read more.
Taxpayer- funded shame
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Sheriff Grady Judd held a news conference Monday to say that his deputies conducted a sting to combat human trafficking. Human trafficking is when people are held against their will … read more.
Pork and Cash
Wed  Dec 17 2014 12:20PM
Thick hickory smoke and lively country music lingered within the air of Lake Wales during the very first Orange Blossom Revue last weekend. Along the shores of Lake Wailes, underneath … read more.
School safety expanded
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
In Polk County, Safe Schools doesn’t just mean grammar and high schools, now it means colleges, too. In a recent expansion of its Safe Schools program and the creation of … read more.
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Holiday closings
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
These places are closed for Christmas and New Year’s: The Polk County Courthouse: Closed Dec. 25 and 26, Jan. 1 The Polk County Public School: Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 4. School opens Jan. 5 Neil Combee Administration Building: Closed Dec. 25, … read more.

Interact with your cat the right way
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
Many cat owners are constantly frustrated by their feline companions, me included. Even though we endlessly clean up after them, feed them, pet, love, and hold them, very few of us know how to listen to our cats. It is … read more.

Downtown greets foot traffic
Wed  Dec 3 2014 10:02AM
For some retailers in Historic Downtown Lake Wales, Small Business Saturday brought that welcome sound of the cash register filling, while for others, it was regretfully, kind of a slow day. Mary Walkup, at One of a Kind Couture for … read more.

Shuffleboard season is here
Wed  Dec 3 2014 10:02AM
The Lake Wales Shuffleboard Club opened its season Dec. 1, and will continue through April 2015. The club meets at 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They play three games and are usually done by 3 p.m. There are … read more.

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State, National and World News
Girl, 13, competent to stand trial in stabbing
Thu  Dec 18 2014 02:09PM
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character known as Slender Man is competent to stand trial for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Thursday. A … read more.

White House: ‘Sophisticated actor’ hacked Sony
Thu  Dec 18 2014 02:09PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a “sophisticated actor” with “malicious intent.” But spokesman Josh Earnest is declining to blame North Korea. Earnest says he doesn’t want to … read more.

Iraqi Kurdish troops open corridor to Sinjar
Thu  Dec 18 2014 02:09PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Kurdish official in Iraq says the peshmerga fighters battling Islamic State militants have managed to open up a corridor to Sinjar Mountain so that thousands from the Yazidi minority trapped there can flee. Masrur Barzani … read more.

Death penalty sought in Jewish site shootings
Thu  Dec 18 2014 02:09PM
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor will seek the death penalty for a white supremacist from Missouri who is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced … read more.

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