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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.
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.
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 … read more.
Parking garage started
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
When Thanksgiving week started, people who had business at the county courthouse, or were coming to work there or at the county administration building, were bound to be at their … read more.
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Cut your own tree
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The weather should be perfect on Saturday for the hardy and adventurous souls who will be trekking through the Lake Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. The State Forestry Division … read more.

Gas prices tumble for turkey day
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The average price of gasoline plunged 11 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.14 a gallon. “Motorists are saving around $11 for a full tank of gas compared to this time last year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA, auto … read more.

Sheriff’s Office pet fest coming
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Be sure to mark 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, for the PCSO Annual Pet Fest. The event, which runs until 4 p.m., will be held at the Animal Control facility located at 7115 De Castro Road, Winter Haven, adjacent to … read more.

Tag Art sales opens Tuesday
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
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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Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:22PM
The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. At noon, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported the level … read more.

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:18PM
By NOUR YOUSSEF Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old … read more.

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:18PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD and RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda’s 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out … read more.

Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:00PM
By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside … read more.

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