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PCSO looking for wanted person
Mon  Oct 20 2014 02:12PM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted person. According to PCSO reports, 34-year-old Christopher Eismon, last known address of 4801 Benton … read more.
Why doing the right thing really matters
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:20PM
A couple of weeks ago I was on a bus with a full load of fifth-graders. My son’s class was visiting the Orlando Science Center and we were on the … read more.
Farm Tour includes look at Roosevelt Farm
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Roosevelt Farm, the agricultural portion of the Roosevelt Academy in Lake Wales, was honored by being on the list of visits for the Polk County Farm Tour 2014 on Friday. … read more.
Lake Wales sees mini business boom
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Lake Wales appears to be having a mini business boom as ground has been cleared and new buildings are up for several new businesses in the area. The former Perkins … read more.
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Alternative path to graduation erased for ESE students
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Florida state legislators have decided the Florida Department of Education does not need a set of two diplomas — standard and special — so the special diploma has been dropped. Senate Bill 1512, called Students with Disabilities, eliminates the special … read more.

‘That was my baby,’ aunt says
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
To the world, Latandra Ellington is a photo in the paper, the story of a prisoner whose death at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala is under investigation. But in Lake Wales, to her aunt Algerene Jennings, “That was my baby.” … read more.

JROTC chooses staff members
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
There are some new faces running the Lake Wales High School JROTC Highlander Battalion. Eight highly skilled cadets were selected to run the Highlander Battalion. Among the newly selected staff members, cadets who are holding the Battalion Commander, Executive Officer, … read more.

How did Latandra Ellington die?
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating the death of a Lake Wales woman who died in a north Florida prison only days after writing a letter saying she feared a corrections officer might kill her. “Our agents … read more.

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State, National and World News
Scott says early voting is crucial
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As polling places opened Monday in some of Florida’s biggest counties, Gov. Rick Scott said early voting would be crucial to winning. Residents in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, Pinellas and Duval can vote in-person. Other counties will … read more.

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for … read more.

Nigeria ‘Ebola-free’
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ABUJA, Nigeria — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, … read more.

US stocks move higher
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market moved quietly higher Monday as investors decided to step back into a market that was rattled by white-knuckle turbulence last week. It was a rare move upward for a market that, for … read more.

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