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Despite the odds
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
When 19-year-old Miguel Carter went to Lake Wales High School back in March, he had no idea what he was facing. He was called to the guidance counselor’s office and … read more.
City embracing solar power
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
Florida is the Sunshine State. Everybody knows that. But did you know that the sunshine we take for granted may soon be turning on your lights? Running your air conditioner? … read more.
Public housing going smoke free
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
In looking to people’s health and maintenance of standardized housing, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said last week that public housing under his department will be a smoke-free zone sometime next … read more.
Church kicks off Sounds and Silences Dec. 2
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
Bartow First United Methodist Church will be continuing their Sounds and Silences tradition of offering free noon Advent Christmas concerts. The concerts will be from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 … read more.
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A Splash of Citrus is here …
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
It was more than a year in the making, but “A Splash of Citrus” is here … just in time for Christmas giving! What is it? Well, it’s a lot of long hours, laughs, tasting and testing and the slick, … read more.

Tour Lakeland’s oldest home
Mon  Nov 30 2015 05:33AM
On Dec. 12, Lakeland’s oldest standing home (built in 1904) will open its doors to the community to share its history and holiday cheer. The community is invited to explore Mosswood Manor, warmed with candlelight and filled with music, during … read more.

India changed her life
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
The Bartow Rotary Club raised money to send Anugraha Jones to India and in less than two months there she said the experience changed her life. She spent her time with young children who were born to prostitutes and raised … read more.

Tag Art sales opens Tuesday
Mon  Nov 30 2015 05:33AM
Can’t think of the right gift for your teacher this year? What about a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for his or her front car bumper? With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” said Joe Tedder, Tax Collector … read more.

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US warns of ‘imminent’ attack in Afghan capital
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Monday it has received “credible reports of an imminent attack” in the Afghan capital. A statement on the embassy’s website urged U.S. citizens to exercise “extreme caution” if moving around in Kabul … read more.

South Dakota ghost town up for sale, at reduced price
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
SWETT, S.D. (AP) — The southwestern South Dakota ghost town of Swett is once again for sale, and this time the asking price is a lot cheaper. Swett is home to about 6 acres of land, an empty house reputed … read more.

Ex-Assembly speaker convicted at NY corruption trial
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, formerly one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was convicted Monday of charges that he traded favors to earn $5 million illegally and then lied about it. The Manhattan … read more.

British leader sets Syria airstrikes debate for Wednesday
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron called for a debate and vote in Parliament on Wednesday on whether Britain should launch airstrikes against militants in Syria, arguing that the nation must stand with its allies in confronting extremism. Cameron’s … read more.

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