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Bureau all about helping local economy
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:24PM
A few days after winning the hosting rights to the National Softball Association’s national championship event in 2017, the bureau’s marketing manager said the big winner is what the web … read more.
Adult Concert coming Sunday
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:24PM
The Bartow Adult Concert Band plans its Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 6, with the program “Sounds of the Season with a Taste of Americana.” This one-hour free concert will be … read more.
Go fish (and hunt)
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:18PM
Most Floridians don’t think twice about the chance to be outside and hunt, fish or simply enjoy what the state has to offer. But for wounded service veterans, it can … read more.
Up in smoke?
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:18PM
A plan to grow medical marijuana in Lake Wales failed to clear a huge hurdle last week, but the operation’s officials are hoping that doesn’t mean the plan is dead. … read more.
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Curb appeal
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:24PM

Pinewood holiday prep began months ago
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:20PM
For the thousands who will visit Bok Tower Gardens’ Pinewood Estate this holiday season, they will be witnessing the work of hundreds of volunteers who spend thousands of hours getting the elegant Christmas experience ready for the public. Inspired by … read more.

Dancing Under the Stars benefit
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:24PM
While the focus of Dancing Under the Stars, which takes place this Friday from 6-9 p.m., at the Bartow Civic Center, is the opportunity to socialize, dance, enjoy a gourmet dinner and be entertained by two of the top dance … read more.

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 got bad news. Because he has been a foster kid … read more.

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US warns of ‘imminent’ attack in Afghan capital
Tue  Dec 1 2015 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Monday it has received “credible reports of an imminent attack” in the Afghan capital. A statement on the embassy’s website urged U.S. citizens to exercise “extreme caution” if moving around in Kabul … read more.

South Dakota ghost town up for sale, at reduced price
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
SWETT, S.D. (AP) — The southwestern South Dakota ghost town of Swett is once again for sale, and this time the asking price is a lot cheaper. Swett is home to about 6 acres of land, an empty house reputed … read more.

Ex-Assembly speaker convicted at NY corruption trial
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, formerly one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was convicted Monday of charges that he traded favors to earn $5 million illegally and then lied about it. The Manhattan … read more.

British leader sets Syria airstrikes debate for Wednesday
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron called for a debate and vote in Parliament on Wednesday on whether Britain should launch airstrikes against militants in Syria, arguing that the nation must stand with its allies in confronting extremism. Cameron’s … read more.

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