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Wave the banner
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Over the past week to week-and-a-half, new, colorful banners have begun being noticed, attached to street lamps in both downtown Bartow and other sections of the city. It is a … read more.
Long anticipated biomass plant project moving ahead
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Stalled plans for a huge biomass energy plant in Fort Meade appear to be finally moving forward as the city commission will hold a meeting on April 6 to consider … read more.
A Cutch cut
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Fort Meade’s most famous hair is no longer. Andrew McCutchen has cut off his trademark dreadlocks for charity. The locks are being auctioned off on and the proceeds will … read more.
360 by 360 goal of ministry
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
It is a simple enough proposition, believes Libbie Combee, executive director of Leland Family Ministries. Because of cutbacks, some that were unexpected, the ministry will soon embark upon IMPACT 360, … read more.
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First program of new Chamber series called exciting
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
J. Lenora Bresler’s message was direct and to the point. “Life is all about relationships,” said Bresler as she opened the inaugural session of The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce’s newest program, its Professional Development Academy — a program designed … read more.

Clements sees city progressing
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:16PM
If James F. Clements win re-election for his at-large seat, it will be his fourth and final term as city commissioner. However, before he leaves office for the final time, provided he is successful retaining his seat, there are items … read more.

Cochran running for city commission yet again
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:16PM
Many know Gerald Cochran from his countless appearances before City Hall, in which he takes commissioners, City Manager George Long and city attorney Sean Parker to task over issues in which he, Cochran, disagrees. Among the matters he hammers upon … read more.

Celebration of Jesus Parade
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM

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Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties … read more.

Stocks slide off Monday’s gains
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, … read more.

Student loan recipients go on payment strike
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless … read more.

Iraq troops enter Tikrit
Wed  Apr 1 2015 01:19AM
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city. … read more.

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