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On to Singapore
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:32AM
It isn’t “America’s Got Talent,” but for Bartowan Jeff Edwards, winning the Karaoke World Championship competition, first in a preliminary competition in Plant City, then the Nationals, which was held … read more.
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.
Woman escapes murder attempt
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
A Gordonville woman successfully fought off being killed when a man fired at her at least three times while playing “cat and mouse” around her car on Thursday as she … read more.
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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 only one candidate thus far, J.C. Martin, in the race … read more.

City to lease parking to county
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
By Tuesday afternoon, county employees will have a temporary parking situation ironed out as the both the Bartow City Commission and the Polk County Commission have agreements on their upcoming agendas for the county to lease parking spots while a … read more.

Students get preview at academies
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Hundreds of Bartow area middle and high school students will be heading to Bartow High School on Thursday, Oct. 8, to get a close-up and personal look at the school’s other schools-in-a-school and the nine academies based there. Starting during … read more.

Kiwanis welcomes new, but former, president
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
As the Bartow Kiwanis Club closed in on its 94th year, it started a course it had not traveled before now. For the first time in its existence, a former president takes the helm as the incoming president, longtime member … 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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