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Putnam: Citrus greening ‘has reached a crisis point’
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that’s infecting the trees is to blame. … read more.
Schools advised to speed investigations
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
During a recent review of the Polk County School Board’s personnel operations, a consulting firm hired by the board decided the school district needed to speed up misconduct investigations. The … read more.
Putnam: Citrus greening ‘has reached a crisis point’
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that’s infecting the trees is to blame. … read more.
MLK project could include McCutchen statue
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
A project designed to improve the area around Martin Luther King Jr. Street could include a statue of the city’s current favorite son. Fort Meade residents will be able to … read more.
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Polk schools ready for FCAT’s demise
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:12AM
Some Polk County students are busy taking the very last Florida Comprehensive Tests to be given. Next year, they will face the new Florida Standards tests instead. The FCAT tests have been in place since 1998, but the state Department … read more.

Fort Meade VFW honors local students
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
Students at Fort Meade Middle Senior High School have a little better idea about what democracy is all about, thanks to contests sponsored by the Fort Meade VFW and its ladies auxiliary. Cynthia McCard was the first-place winner in the … read more.

Good Ol’ Days
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM

High schoolers to end week on motivational high
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
Three local high school graduates with inspiring stories, including two Fort Meade diploma holders, will help current students at the school end this week on a high note. The school is hosting a special “Learn, Think and Achieve” assembly at … read more.

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More arrested in ferry disaster
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:34PM
AP-AS-SKorea-Ship-Sinking,1495 Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested AP Photo SEL808, LJM127, SEL815, SEL814, SEL812, SEL807, SEL806, SEL107, SEL108, TOK102, SEL104, GFX2042, GFX2041, LJM122, LJM124, LJM126, LJM121, LJM125, XAHN102, LJM123 Eds: Updates with divers breaking window and retrieving three … read more.

Student fought for Holocaust justice
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:32PM
AMSTERDAM — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part time in Amsterdam’s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them … read more.

Red flag in Obamacare virus review
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:30PM
WASHINGTON — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. … read more.

Malaysia asks world to pray for plane clue
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:30PM
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to “pray hard” for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean … read more.

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