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Biosolids case set for hearing May 25
Tue  May 24 2016 05:10PM
Fort Meade will not allow Biosolids to continue paying lower wastewater rates while dumping more wastewater into the city’s system, City Attorney Tom Cloud stated at last week’s city commission … read more.
Byrd takes on the tiger
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
In perhaps the issue that affects the public school students the most, new Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd told people at the Tiger Bay meeting last week the weight of the end … read more.
VIPs honored by the Fort Meade Historical Museum
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
The Fort Meade Historical Museum honored some people last Thursday, their volunteers. Those volunteers having birthdays in the months of May, June and July were recognized for their service to … read more.
Streamsong a winner too with USGA event
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
The United States Golf Association will crown two new national champions today at Mosaic’s Streamsong Resort. But the winning team in the USGA’s second-ever national women’s amateur four-ball championship won’t … read more.
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Lindsey: More precautions needed
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
In a week and a day after it was proposed by a Polk County Commissioner at a regular board meeting, a street light was installed at the intersection on Clubhouse Road and Andros Boulevard in South Lakeland where a George … read more.

18 to fight the road ahead
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Eighteen people on Friday graduated from the Polk County Problem Solving overcoming alcohol and drug addictions and they were told at the ceremony at the Polk County Courthouse that a lot still lies ahead of them. “This is our 16th … read more.


Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM

holiday closings

Bartow City Hall and public library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The library will also be closed on Saturday, May 28.

Lake Wales City Hall is closed Monday, May 30. The library is closed Saturday, May 28 …

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Looking to fight obesity
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
If you want to drop weight and encourage others to join in the fight, all you have to do is follow the orange bag. Formeka John is tired of being overweight — obese actually — and she believes it has … read more.

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State, National and World News
Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet
Tue  May 24 2016 11:16PM
CAIRO (AP) — Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains … read more.

Police find 5 hacked-up bodies in Mexican Gulf coast state
Tue  May 24 2016 11:14PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz found the hacked-up bodies of what appear to be five men along with a sign attributing the killings to a dispute between drug cartels, prosecutors said Tuesday. The … read more.

2 more journalists go missing in lawless area of Colombia
Tue  May 24 2016 11:12PM
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two more journalists were reported missing Tuesday in a lawless region where Colombian security forces were already carrying out an extensive search for a prominent Spanish journalist who disappeared over the weekend. The two journalists from … read more.

Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash
Tue  May 24 2016 11:10PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare. A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro’s polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in … read more.

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