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Depot museum to sell rail cars
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The new director of the Lake Wales Depot Museum is set to have a “soft” opening of the attraction in May, but when it happens, it may be minus two … read more.
City might consider allowing food trucks
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
People who like to eat their lunches around Lake Wailes might soon get new food options. Lake Wales city officials are considering an ordinance change that would allow food trucks … read more.
LeRoy complaints unfounded
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:23AM
The nine complaints filed by an assistant superintendent were found unsubstantiated by a legal firm and cleared Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy of any illegal wrongdoing. However, the law firm expressed concern … read more.
Expressway Authority now a fact
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The Polk County Expressway Authority is now a fact. But that doesn’t mean it’s going anywhere because the Board of County Commissioners last week failed to name authority members do … read more.
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Freight zone could help on Northern Connector
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The Polk County Commission was expected Tuesday to OK plans to develop sections of the county as freight logistics zones in hopes of finding a way to pay for the $32 million Northern Connector highway that will link State Road … read more.

School District earns accreditation
Wed  Jan 27 2016 05:04PM
Saying that this was “huge for the business community” as well as for the school district, Polk County Schools’ Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy relayed what getting the Polk County School District’s accreditation means. School Board member Lisa Cunningham called the districtwide … read more.

Commissioners OK Expressway Authority
Wed  Jan 27 2016 05:10PM
The Polk County Expressway Authority is now real … sort of. The Polk Board of County Commissioners OK’d the establishment of the authority Tuesday to look for money to build the Central Polk Parkway and possibly other expressways, but failed … read more.

Hope Now may get plug pulled
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:23AM
Polk County’s residents in need of drug rehab and employment assistance may go wanting again if the county pulls the plug on funding for Hope Now. Hope Now came under heavy fire last week as commissioners learned that a County … read more.

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Bill would put a stop to red-light cameras
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would bring the use of red-light cameras to a screeching halt received narrow support in a Senate committee Thursday after the sponsor argued cities and counties use the traffic enforcement devices to raise cash rather … read more.

UCF hit by data breach involving Social Security numbers
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — The University of Central Florida says a hacker has gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to former and current students and workers. UCF President John Hitt said Thursday in an online letter that school officials … read more.

Lottery winner must pay former boyfriend part of winnings
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
SANFORD (AP) — Jurors say a central Florida woman who won $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who had claimed he gave her the money to buy the ticket. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the … read more.

Central Florida man faces felony littering charge
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (AP) — A central Florida man is facing felony littering charges after a contracting firm hired by Seminole County spent nine hours cleaning more than 31 tons of trash from his home. Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alan … read more.

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