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Good news: chocolate is good for you!
Wed  Jun 24 2015 11:21AM
Every so often, science discovers that there’s something that’s good for you besides strenuous exercise, ascetic living, and raw broccoli. Not often, mind you, but just often enough to keep … read more.
Remembering Pierce
Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
Dozens of older Polk County residents crowded the 1908 Courtroom at the Polk History Center Saturday to remember where they once lived, worked and played — a place that has … read more.
Leave the tree of yesterday, get an education
Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
“It is a shame,” James Arnold said. “All the cities in Polk County have a tree that they hang up under.” That was regarding a Family Coalition meeting where local … read more.

Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
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Pioneers honored at ceremony
Sat  Jun 20 2015 08:30AM
Joseph F. Darby Sr. and Bud Ennis were honored at the 41st Pioneer Luncheon Thursday for their contributions to Polk County and interviews with them will be on available at the Polk County History Center. In the annual gathering, Polk … read more.

Helping to ease the jurors
Sat  Jun 20 2015 08:30AM
Being called for jury duty can and often is an intimidating experience for many, said Stacy Butterfield, who heads the Clerk of the Courts department. So she, Taylor Benson, who handles public information responsibilities for the department, and Tina Hill, … read more.

Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
Wednesday, June 24 Prayer Vigil, 7:30 a.m., 6 p.m. For the victims of the shooting at Mother Emanuel AMEC Victims’ Families. Bethel AME Church, 2122 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Lakeland. Super Summer Show: Bit N Pieces of Puppet Theater, … read more.

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Man forgets glasses, buys winning lottery ticket
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn’t want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop … read more.

Wildfire hotspots around the West
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
(AP) — Here’s a look at hotspots around the West: Washington Residents of several hundred homes fled when a blaze erupted Sunday outside Wenatchee and spread out of control in hot and windy weather, destroying 24 structures, including houses. “There … read more.

US stocks notch worst day of this year
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated … read more.

NBCUniversal to Trump: You’re fired
Mon  Jun 29 2015 10:40PM
NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the … read more.

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