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Sellers keeps seat on School Board
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:05AM
With most of Polk County’s election results in hand, it appeared late Tuesday that veteran Polk School Board Member Hazel Sellers would retain her District 3 seat on the School … read more.
Helms wins Group 16 judicial seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
In the end it came down to who voters felt most comfortable with in the race for the opening on the bench of 10th Circuit Group 16, and certain credentials … read more.
Incumbent Harris wins District 7 school board seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Incumbent Tim Harris of Lakeland, Polk County School board member running for the District 7 school board seat, won his third term with 53.75 percent of the vote in 162 … read more.
Third time is a charm for Wilson
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Lynn Wilson beat incumbent Debra Wright in a close race for the four-year Polk County School Board District 6. Serving southeast Polk County including Lake Wales, Frostproof and Eagle Lake, … read more.
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Haines City woman loses life in city crash
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM
Police believe a Haines City woman lost her life after an unknown medical episode preceded a single-car accident on South Charleston Avenue Sunday afternoon. Heather LeAnn McIntyre, 48, was the victim. According to reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, … read more.

Stormwater fee increase one step closer
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM
An ordinance raising the city’s stormwater utility rates and changing the methodology for setting them received approval on its first reading from city commissioners during their meeting last Tuesday. If this ordinance is approved during its second reading at next … read more.

‘Gift to the world’
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:48PM
Fireworks, purple sails, politicians and educators all were headliners at Saturday’s launch of Florida’s 12th university — Florida Polytechnic — located in north Polk County. Leading the A-listers in on the ‘Launch’ were Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott, Commissioner of Agriculture … read more.

Charley roared 10 years ago
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
• Gov. Bush at the helm for Charley, Page 22 It was 10 years ago on Friday, Aug. 13, when Hurricane Charley came ashore, took a right turn into Charlotte Harbor and wreaked havoc on Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and … read more.

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Report: Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, rushed to New York hospital
Thu  Aug 28 2014 01:54PM
NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) — Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital on Thursday after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords, a television station reported. New York City Fire … read more.

Hamas leader says latest conflict with Israel not the last
Thu  Aug 28 2014 01:54PM
DOHA (Reuters) — Hamas’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday the latest war between Israel and Hamas would not be the last round of conflict between the two, but a “milestone to reaching our objective”. “This is not the … read more.

U.N. says 43 Golan Heights peacekeepers seized by militants
Thu  Aug 28 2014 01:54PM
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — A group of 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have been detained by militants fighting the Syrian army and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday. … read more.

West African states call for end to border closures over Ebola
Thu  Aug 28 2014 01:54PM
ACCRA (Reuters) — West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Thursday. The ECOWAS countries and airlines will … read more.

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