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Feds reach $2B settlement with Mosaic
Sat  Oct 3 2015 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE — After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world’s largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive … read more.
Reception unveils new exhibit
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
When Myrtice Young, Historical Preservation Manager of the Polk County History Center, came across a memoir written by the now-late Honorable John H. Dewell, she reached out to the Hon. … read more.
Heath drops out of race for BOCC
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Rennie Heath has dropped out of the race for the seat County Commissioner Edwin V. Smith holds but and will term out at the end of this year. That leaves … read more.
Just make sure you stay within the lines
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
If you think your days of scribbling with a Crayola are long gone, think again. The Lake Wales Library believes a few hours and a dozen or so crayons can … read more.
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Retired Judge Doyel to run for state House seat
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Retired circuit judge and author Robert Doyel announced Monday he is a candidate for Florida House of Representatives District 41. The Democrat and resident of Winter Haven filed paperwork with the Division of Elections last week. Doyel has a solid … read more.

Highlander athletes now under contract
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
High school athletes everywhere dream of the day they can sign a contract. Usually, that means a professional contract, where they can make large sums of money to play a sport. But for athletes at Lake Wales High School, it … read more.

Moore earns Kiwanis community service recognition
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Barney Moore was presented an appreciation award for 30 years of service to children in the Lake Wales community during a recent Lake Wales Kiwanis Club meeting. The award states, “Without your dreams, vision, desire, leadership skills and volunteer spirit … read more.

Clean it ip program going to Connersville, Gordon Heights
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Keep Polk County Beautiful Inc. in partnership with Polk County Board of County Commissioners is bringing their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” Program to the Connersville and Gordon Heights communities on Saturday, Oct. 10. This program will provide … read more.

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Survivor: Gunman spared ‘lucky one’ to give police message
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:02PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the “lucky one” something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage. Others … read more.

Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69, hundreds missing
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:02PM
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Saturday as an official said the death toll had risen to … read more.

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:00PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia’s air raids … read more.

More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:00PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up. Much of the drenching was centered … read more.

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