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Clerk, manager differ over resignation request
Thu  Aug 27 2015 09:34PM
An “irate” city manager asked City Clerk Clara VanBlargan to resign last week, but she refused, according to her attorney Phillip Sigman. Not true, says City Manager Ken Fields. While … read more.
First day for new assistant principal too
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
When Tina Chapman first moved to Polk County nearly a decade ago, she was searching for a hometown with a strong sense of community whose children had an invested love … read more.
Church looking forward to baseball ‘free agency’
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
In a few weeks, John Church and his wife will pack up their 11-month-old twins and start the long drive across country to go home for the winter. No, the … read more.
College report: Cherry transfers to USF
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Highly recruited football player Cecil Cherry has switched colleges. The Frostproof resident, who played varsity as an eighth grader for the Bulldogs transferred his senior season to Victory Christian, participated … read more.
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Katie Bell Lippert takes on music festival chairmanship
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Katie Bell Lippert, once a contestant in the Marilyn Newell Youth Music Festival in Lake Wales, has been named the new youth festival chairman to guide the event into the future. The festival showcases students between 11 and 18 years … read more.

Memorial arrangements for Miss Universe
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
A memorial service for Miss Universe 1968, Sylvia Hitchcock Carson, will be held this weekend. The event is as her son Will Carson says, “a celebration of life,” because he says his mother would have “rather had people smiling about … read more.

Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The Internet. It’s ubiquitous. In fact, not since the invention of the printing press and the Gutenberg Bible has a marvel of technology changed the way people communicate and interact with one another, be it for better or worse. Like … read more.

Knitting, crochet classes set
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The Lake Wales Public Library will host two three-week fiber arts classes, Beginner’s Knitting and Beginner’s Crochet. These classes begin Friday, Sept. 11, and continue Sept. 18 and 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the library’s main lobby area. There are a limited … read more.

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Ind. high court hears dispute over ‘0INK’ plate
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying ‘0INK,’ which state officials had deemed offensive. Solicitor General Thomas Fisher told the Indiana Supreme Court that the … read more.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, … read more.

Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Thursday charged 21-year-old De’Eris … read more.

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
BC-US--Restaurant Explosion-Kansas City,130 Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury says Time Warner Cable is largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that … read more.

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