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Big Kahuna is coming
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge is coming. The special event put on by the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 on Lake Wailes. Staging … read more.
‘Reel ’Em in for Rotary’ fish tournament in November
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary is gearing up for their annual fundraiser, sponsored by local businesses, “Reel ’Em in for Rotary,” a fish tournament to raise money to benefit youth in … read more.
No Trashin’ Just Bassin’
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:10PM
Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. is gearing up for their 5th Annual “No Trashin’ Just Bassin” Fishing Tournament Fundraiser and Cleanup Event to be held at first light on Saturday, … read more.
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City budget includes wage increase Depot Museum gets $6,000
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Lake Wales City Commission voted to accept the city budget of $33,953,117 balanced on the rollback millage rate of 8.3638 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. The rate will generate the same amount of revenue with the 2014 property values … read more.

FDOT holds open house
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:10PM
The Florida Department of Transportation has an open house for the upcoming State Road 17/Scenic Highway construction project in Lake Wales from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane. … read more.

LWCS makes history
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:06PM
The Lake Wales Charter Schools made history Wednesday commemorating the beginning of the charter school system. Members of the original charter school steering committee gathered at the school district headquarters to sign a nameplate to be displayed with the framed … read more.

First Patriot Day observed in Lake Wales
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales has proclaimed Sept. 11, 2014, and all 9/11 dates be observed as Patriot Day and “observed as a national day of observance for those who lost lives on these terrorist acts in 2001,” said Mayor Eugene Fultz in … read more.

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Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown
Sun  Sep 21 2014 09:40PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola … read more.

‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M
Sun  Sep 21 2014 09:40PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 … read more.

Pensacola celebrates 100 years of Naval aviation
Sun  Sep 21 2014 09:40PM
PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panhandle city long known as “The Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is celebrating 100 years of training the Navy’s top pilots. Pensacola Naval Air Station hosted a black-tie gala Saturday night to … read more.

Libertarian an alternative in governor’s race
Sun  Sep 21 2014 09:40PM
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Beer containers aren’t usually a topic in Florida gubernatorial races, but for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie the state’s ban on small brewers filling half-gallon jugs illustrates how regulations reward campaign contributors and stifle competitors. Sipping … read more.

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