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Lunsford: Continue the walk
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Katrina Lunsford, a pastor and bank commercial manager, says she has an understanding of race relations through both her vocations. She has things come a long way since she grew … read more.
A look at the Ladies
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
You don’t have to be a New York or Milan diva to know that fashion is everywhere … especially now as the fall season approaches and designers are preparing for … read more.
Drop out rate falls to lowest level in 12 years
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
Shortly after learning that Polk Schools dropout rates have dropped to their lowest in 12 years, the Polk County School board wrestled with whether to allow students who only earn … read more.
Here she is … for the foreseeable future
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
Mark Jackson came straight to the point as to why a press conference was called at the Lakeland Center YouKey Theater. Jackson is the director of the Polk County’s Tourism … read more.
More Local News
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The Internet. It’s ubiquitous. In fact, not since the invention of the printing press and the Gutenberg Bible has a marvel of technology changed the way people communicate and interact with one another, be it for better or worse. Like … read more.

Rental property inspections take step closer
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The City of Fort Meade is moving forward to have inspection requirements relaxed for rental properties, especially those whose owners do not reside within city limits. Fort Meade City Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the first reading of amendments to … read more.

Holiday closings
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The following places are closed for Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day City of Bartow: Closed Bartow Public Library: Closed Sept. 5-Sept. 7 Bartow Garbage: Closed. Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday. Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Thursday’s and … read more.

Tax Collector’s Office wins Sterling Award
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County was recently named a Governor’s Sterling Award recipient. For 23 years, the Sterling Award has recognized organizations and businesses in Florida that have successfully achieved performance excellence within their management and operations. The … read more.

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State, National and World News
Abortion forgiveness
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and … read more.

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what … read more.

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a … read more.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack … read more.

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