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Girl follows family tradition
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:31AM
Thousands of people crowded the Polk County Youth Fair grounds on Sunday, filling the arena for the market hog shows. Hogs were lined up row by row in the barn … read more.
Bowlegs battle was all about the cattle
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:31AM
Jacob Summerlin is known for a lot of things for his colorful history in our area, but one of the most unusual might be the Battle of Bowlegs Creek, Polk … read more.
A new kind of school going up
Sat  Jan 24 2015 08:30AM
The newest Polk County school, to be built in the Four Corners area of northeast Polk, will be a departure from most county schools. The new school will be three … read more.
Planners think big for park plan
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
A proposed expansion of Fort Meade’s Outdoor Recreation area has planners thinking big, city officials learned last week. The Historic Fort Meade Outpost, a proposed outdoor recreation area, has been … read more.
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Streamsong already on the grow, adding third course
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
If folks wondered how successful Mosaic’s Streamsong Golf resort might be, they can stop wondering. The phosphate giant announced Tuesday that they are getting ready to break ground on a third 18-hole championship golf course. And they may not stop … read more.

‘Cracker Tenor’ to be featured at Bowlegs festival
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Florida’s renowned “Cracker Tenor” will be one of the featured entertainers at next weekend’s Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival at the Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area. “I am often asked what type of music that I play. Well, the … read more.


Urine troubles, what to look for
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
Because most pets live inside our houses, it is important for them to be house trained. We expect our dogs to tell us when they need to go outside to do their business. And we want our cats to use … read more.

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NASA remembering 17 astronauts killed in the line of duty
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth. For Robert “Hoot” Gibson, it’s a time to … read more.

A sneaky snake: Teams hunt for rock pythons in Everglades
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — For all the danger posed to Florida’s Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there’s one thing researchers don’t want to know: how they would interact with another python species that threatens to move into the same territory. The … read more.

Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear
Thu  Jan 29 2015 10:19PM
SEATTLE (AP) — For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca … read more.

Survivalist pleads not guilty in ambush killing
Fri  Jan 30 2015 01:19AM
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for … read more.

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