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Building boom may be starting
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
Developers are bullish on Bartow. The latest demonstration that developers believe the economy is on the rebound was a groundbreaking ceremony by Beechwood Development LLC and Beechwood Hotel Group LLC … read more.
NIC presents first scholarship
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
The Neighborhood Improvement Corporation’s annual picnic, held to thank the many volunteers and supporters of the L.B. Brown house, was a success, according to Cliff Lewis, executive director of the … read more.
Teacher raises may not happen
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
Just days after reaching an agreement to give Polk County teachers a raise, the Polk County School Board is now hedging their bets by saying it just might not happen, … read more.
New venture a successor to BPAC
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
For many years, a number of people in Bartow has expressed the desire for Bartow to have a community theater such as those in Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Lakeland and … read more.
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Sheriff wins juvenile jail lawsuit
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office won a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center had filed against it in which it claimed mistreatment and harsh conditions and a lack of rehabilitation by the PCSO for juveniles at the county jail in … read more.

Airport Authnority approves purchase, lease extension
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
As has been the situation the past several Airport Authority monthly meetings, matters were dispensed with in relatively short order, with little, if any deliberations needed, as the items on the agenda were of a positive nature. At the beginning … read more.

Tickets on sale to Pig Out
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
There’ll be pork on the grill on May 1 as the annual Pig Out comes back to town. Sponsored by the Leadership Bartow X11 class, people can call The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce now for tickets. It takes place … read more.

John Frost named member of prestigious organization
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
John W. Frost II, of Frost Van den Boom, P.A., has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. “I’m just very humbled,” said Frost. “I … read more.

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State, National and World News
Hinckley finds indifference in future home
Sat  Apr 18 2015 07:24PM
The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He likes taking walks, plays guitar and paints, eats at Wendy’s … read more.

Bipartisanship erupts
Sat  Apr 18 2015 07:24PM
WASHINGTON — Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and that’s something rarely seen lately. “It’s great,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said … read more.

Yemen militia says it is besieging rebels at base
Sat  Apr 18 2015 07:22PM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Militiamen loyal to Yemen’s exiled president besieged an air base Saturday once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting al-Qaida militants in the country, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex, a spokesman said. … read more.

Lice eyed as Brazilian pepper tree solution
Sat  Apr 18 2015 07:22PM
MELBOURNE — Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against arguably … read more.

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