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City, Biosolids meet to address smell issues
Fri  Sep 12 2014 04:34PM
(UPDATE: Tuesday night, the city commission unanimously voted to seek legal means to shut down the Schwing Bioset sludge plant in Fort Meade. The meeting was held too late to … read more.
US 17 crash claims Fort Meade man
Fri  Sep 12 2014 04:32PM
A Fort Meade man lost his life in a one-car accident sometime early last weekend on U.S. 17 south of Bartow. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was … read more.
What to do with the waste
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
With hunting season almost here, Polk County’s woods will soon be filled with hunters, bagging their limits in turkey, deer and wild hogs. And, because many bag their limit each … read more.
Cheers, jeers greet pot debators
Tue  Sep 2 2014 09:39AM
Orlando lawyer John “For the People” Morgan and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd squared off Thursday in an Amendment 2 forum that drew both jeers and cheers from the standing … read more.
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School Resource Officer resigns following complaints
Fri  Sep 12 2014 04:34PM
Complaints lodged against Fort Meade School Resource Officer Kevin O’Neal have lead to his resignation from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. O’Neal submitted his letter Sept. 3, with the resignation to be effective Sept. 17. A spokesperson for the Polk … read more.

Miners top rivals Hardee 26-9
Sat  Sep 6 2014 08:00AM
The Fort Meade Miners fought very hard and outlasted arch rival the Hardee Wildcats persevering with 26-9 victory in a packed Emory C. Lamb Stadium. A barn burner would be the correct term for the first 40 minutes of the … read more.

16 percent of voters turnout for primary
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
Though most voters in Polk County sent in early ballots the results show after Tuesday’s election, only 16 percent of the voters cast ballots in the primary election here. In all, 56,952 voted of the 354,241 eligible to vote. That … read more.

Library without books debuts
Fri  Aug 29 2014 04:24PM
The library opening with the first day of classes at Florida’s newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs — but not a single book. A fully digital library is among the futuristic features of Florida Polytechnic … read more.

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Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:19AM
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine city of Luhansk, much of which has been without water and electricity for more than a month, had a rare day of jubilation Sunday as rebel fighters paraded military vehicles victoriously through … read more.

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:19AM
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over “the guardians of gridlock” in an high-profile appearance that … read more.

Stronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico’s Baja
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:19AM
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile grew into a massive Category 4 storm and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up … read more.

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts
Mon  Sep 15 2014 01:19AM
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the … read more.

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