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Cheerleaders find new opportunity
Fri  May 22 2015 05:54PM
The Bartow High School cafeteria provided the backdrop as four members of the Class of 2015 took their seats before family and friends. The honored guests each had a single … read more.
WWII veteran buried after cremation
Fri  May 22 2015 05:52PM
A World War II veteran has finally been put to rest following his death and cremation five years ago. The remains of Willard Holbert, an 87-year-old WWII Navy veteran from … read more.
Day of freedom marked
Fri  May 22 2015 05:50PM
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Those were the words said Wednesday said by Myrtice Young, the historic preservation manager of … read more.
First million spent on Outpost plan
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Almost one million down, $83 million to go. The first improvement to the current Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area, which is expected to eventually transform into the Fort Meade Historic … read more.
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Vetter to be honored Thursday
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
From 5-7 p.m., Thursday, the public will celebrate Dr. Edwin Vetter’s contributions to Bartow High School’s International Baccalaureate program and his retirement from the school after spending nearly 45 years in classrooms. Vetter was the founding father of the IB … read more.

Speaker takes bite out of alligators
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
As a rule, most keynote speakers at weekly Bartow Kiwanis Club luncheons represent organizations that are devoted to bettering the lives of those who live in Bartow and Polk County. That usually means an address to members and guests that … read more.

That’s the Spirit!
Sat  May 16 2015 08:30AM
Everyday heroes. They are those who, every year since 1975, are designated by The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce as “Spirit of Bartow” recipients. While some of them have indeed done heroic acts of valor, many of them have been … read more.

Promise of Freedom
Fri  May 22 2015 05:50PM

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Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South. A new report found the South was home to three-quarters of the U.S. counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision loss. … read more.

US presses Israel on talks for Middle East nuclear-free zone
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has sent a top official to Israel in an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a nuclear treaty review conference that some … read more.

States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. The decision to … read more.

UN looks into aid possibly diverted to Syrian military
Fri  May 22 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency says it is looking into reports that aid to Syrian civilians may have been diverted to Syria’s military. UNICEF is “extremely concerned at reports that some of its humanitarian supplies in Syria … read more.

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