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Mobile home park resident not happy with answers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
A Fort Meade City Mobile Home Park resident, who is tired of waiting for answers, plans on putting pressure on city commissioners to address the issues concerning the park’s rent … read more.
One optimist among the citrus doomsayers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
Amid the doom and gloom currently gripping Florida’s citrus industry, there’s at least one key player who remains bullish on agriculture in the state. Ben Albritton, representative to the Florida … read more.
Another All-Star effort
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
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Pelly benefit to wrap up career
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
The poster reads, “Elvis has not left the building … yet,” but unless one marks down Saturday, Aug. 16, it will be too late to catch the king of Elvis tribute artists, Monk Pelly, unless one is willing to travel … read more.

The Fourth in Polk
Thu  Jul 10 2014 07:35PM
Thousands of people from all over Central Florida will toss a few lawn chairs, a cooler and the kids in the car and head to Haines City’s Lake Eva Park for the area’s premier Fourth of July event, Thunder on … read more.

Polk newspapers earn 17 awards in state contest
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
The Polk County community newspapers of the Sun Coast Media Group won 17 awards in the Florida Press Association Better Weekly newspaper contest. The papers won four first places for community service, column writing, sports writing and obituary writing. S.L. … read more.

Albritton gung-ho promoting Florida
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
According to Ben Albritton, who was this month’s guest speaker at the July 15 Tiger Bay of Polk County gathering, the legislature this year did not do very much, which he said was a good thing. “There were very few … read more.

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‘Prolonged’ Gaza war threat
Mon  Jul 28 2014 10:28PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and … read more.

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
Mon  Jul 28 2014 10:28PM
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from … read more.

Veterans’ health care deal: $17B
Mon  Jul 28 2014 10:28PM
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday. The … read more.

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
Mon  Jul 28 2014 10:28PM
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of … read more.

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