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9/11 ceremony planned at Summerlin Academy
Wed  Sep 3 2014 12:35AM
While most of the cadets at Bartow High School’s Summerlin Academy probably don’t remember 9/11 or were too young to understand the ramifications of that horrendous day, they will still … read more.
CRA OKs next year’s budget
Wed  Sep 3 2014 12:35AM
There was some discussion over whether the Community Redevelopment Agency was moving backward in regard to giving money to its community partners when it ultimately OK’d a budget for next … read more.
Final reunion marked with memories
Tue  Sep 2 2014 01:00PM
The room in which the final reunion of Ben Hill Griffin employees hummed with activity as a number of women — occasionally aided by the few men present, as well … read more.
Cheers, jeers greet pot debators
Tue  Sep 2 2014 09:39AM
Orlando lawyer John “For the People” Morgan and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd squared off Thursday in an Amendment 2 forum that drew both jeers and cheers from the standing … read more.
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Bulldogs continue winning ways against Avon Park
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
Since 2005, Frostproof has only lost to Avon Park once during the regular football season. That streak easily remained in tact as the Bulldogs opened their 2014 season on the road Friday night against the Red Devils, posting a rain-shortened … read more.

Ice, ice, baby — and add one more ice
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
By now, almost everyone knows about the ALS ice bucket challenge, in which a person is challenged to have a bucket of ice water poured on that person; in doing so, that person also donates $10. Otherwise, the person challenged … read more.

‘Wave of the future’
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
In the next decade or two, you may be able to fire up your own 3-D printer to make replacement parts for home appliances, create a toy for your kid or even create your own jewelry from your own designs. … read more.

Hospital takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
Wed  Sep 3 2014 12:35AM
“Three, two, one,” said Lake Wales Medical Center CEO Andrew Howard as he counted down the hospital’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells … read more.

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Stocks end mixed, energy shares fall
Tue  Sep 2 2014 10:20PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Tuesday, retreating from records set the previous month, as falling crude oil prices dragged energy shares down and offset strong manufacturing data. The S&P energy index fell 1.3 percent as … read more.

Frontline marches toward Ukraine port
Tue  Sep 2 2014 10:20PM
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) — The war is being fought just over the hills. Civilians have started to flee the city. But the men of the vast Ilyich iron and steel works in the Ukrainain port of Mariupol are still in … read more.

Islamic State beheading
Tue  Sep 2 2014 10:20PM
DUBAI — The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents … read more.

Bieber charged with assault, dangerous driving in Canada
Tue  Sep 2 2014 10:20PM
TORONTO (Reuters) — Pop star Justin Bieber was charged with assault and dangerous driving over the weekend after an incident near the small Canadian town where he grew up, one of his lawyers said in a statement on Tuesday. The … read more.

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