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Stolen car leads to chase
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
A vehicle reported stolen in Mulberry ended up being chased through Fort Meade last Tuesday, Oct. 7, with three suspects ultimately apprehended just over the Hardee County line. According to … read more.
History of Homeland
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
With many people who tell stories year after year about ghosts and goblins at the Cracker Storytelling Festival, there was one who did something a little different this year. In … read more.
Battle lines drawn in county sales tax debate
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
As election day looms the debate over a new sales tax rate to fund transit and infrastructure improvements in Polk County is getting more heated with both sides turning up … read more.
Miners must recover from first setback quickly
Thu  Oct 2 2014 03:32PM
In a rivalry game one must throw records out and any team can come out on top. One could also argue in the state of Florida a 3A team shouldn’t … read more.
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County ATV park west of city near completion
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will soon have another reason to make Fort Meade a destination. Polk County is putting the finishing touches on the Bone Valley ATV Park, which will be located on County Road 630 nine miles west of Fort … read more.

Tangled city cemetery project ‘plotting’ along
Thu  Oct 2 2014 03:32PM
The city’s cemetery project is halfway near completion, with most of the historical records of Morrison and Evergreen cemeteries having been entered into a computer program that will help better organize the graveyards’ data. An update on the cemetery project … read more.

Miners drop second game of year
Sat  Oct 11 2014 08:00AM
Chasing 10, the Fort Meade Miners traveled back to Tampa to finish the second half of their suspended game from a week ago hoping to pull off a comeback. It was losing 17-7 against Berkley Prep at halftime when the … read more.

History of Homeland
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
With many people who tell stories year after year about ghosts and goblins at the Cracker Storytelling Festival, there was one who did something a little different this year. In his debut as a storyteller at the 26th annual show … read more.

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State, National and World News
Scott says early voting is crucial
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As polling places opened Monday in some of Florida’s biggest counties, Gov. Rick Scott said early voting would be crucial to winning. Residents in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, Pinellas and Duval can vote in-person. Other counties will … read more.

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for … read more.

Nigeria ‘Ebola-free’
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
ABUJA, Nigeria — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, … read more.

US stocks move higher
Tue  Oct 21 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market moved quietly higher Monday as investors decided to step back into a market that was rattled by white-knuckle turbulence last week. It was a rare move upward for a market that, for … read more.

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