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Ross: We should not declare war
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:00AM
U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross said he doesn’t think the United States should declare war on ISIS, but with the U.S. House of Representatives debating that option this week after the … read more.
‘Dancing Under the Stars’ packs Civic Center
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:00AM
Almost 300 people attended “Dancing Under the Stars” on Friday, Sept. 12, an event organizers deemed an overwhelming success for the Bartow Kiwanis Club. In addition to dancing, with music … read more.
Carnival is coming
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:00AM
In the original Star Trek series, an away team was told in an episode that “everyone goes to carnival.” At the Monday, Sept. 15 weekly Crickette Club meeting, members chanted … read more.
Doors start to change in Bartow
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:00AM
There were about 100 people gathered in front of the L.B. Brown House at 7:30 a.m. in Bartow and they were prepared to paint. Doors 2 Change, a nonprofit organization, … read more.
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Bartow shuts out Lake Region, 30-0
Mon  Sep 15 2014 11:19PM
The Bartow Yellow Jackets hit the road for the first time in the 2014 season, making a short trip to visit the Lake Region Thunder. Both teams were looking for their first win on the season. Coaches were keeping an … read more.

Longtime business, museum move downtown
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
One of the “best kept secrets” in Bartow perhaps gained more exposure Thursday when a ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 11, welcomed Luster-All Pastoral Civic and Cultural Center to downtown Bartow. Now situated at 125 S. Central Ave., it had … read more.

Harris returning to Bartow
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
A year after Richard C. Harris told Bartow residents to make it happen at the Diversity Luncheon, he struck such a chord that the chamber felt like he had to come back. “He didn’t finish his story, said Virginia Condello, … read more.

Guardian ad Litem honors volunteers
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
Beth Charlier asked a simple question to the young female signing in at the registration table. “Are you a Guardian or a guest?” Charlier asked. The question was being asked of everyone attending a special program of the Guardian ad … read more.

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Stocks end higher as investors await news from Federal Reserve
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of the morning, then turned broadly higher in the … read more.

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to … read more.

US ground troops in Iraq possible
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s … read more.

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos
Wed  Sep 17 2014 01:19AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and ’90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold. Gangs from coast to coast have toned down … read more.

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