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It’s been 10 years but …
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Hundreds of Polk County residents filed through the Auburndale Civic Center Saturday for the annual Hurricane Expo to learn about preparedness and hear prognostications from area meteorologists. This was the … read more.
Organizers ‘pedal’ claim National Bike Day to Work a success
Sat  May 16 2015 08:30AM
It was not even noon and the Sixth Annual National Bike to Work Day was already well underway, according to Christina Diaz. “We had people here before we got started,” … read more.
Chabad of Polk County continues expanding
Tue  May 19 2015 11:25AM
You could say that 2015 has been a period of growth for Lakeland-based Chabad of Polk County. This past January it opened the Jewish Learning Center, 605 Overlook Drive, Winter … read more.
Avengers on the wall
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
Just like on the fourth Friday of every month, there will be a movie shown on the wall in the empty lot at Wilson Avenue and Main Street. But this … read more.
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Liberty Counsel complains about professor
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
A complaint against a Polk State College humanities professor from a legal ministry to have him fired was rejected by the college. The complaint, filed May 1 by the Liberty Counsel, alleged Professor Lance Russum’s “pervasive anti-Christian bias throughout the … read more.

Two Memorial Day services planned
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Memorial Day services have been scheduled this weekend, one in Fort Meade and the other in Bartow. The ceremony in Bartow is sponsored by the American Legion Post. It is at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the post at … read more.

Sasser-Lanier engagement
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Dennis and Beth Sasser, of Wauchula, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Randi Sasser, to Daniel Lanier, son of Steve and Tina Lanier of Fort Meade. Randi is a 2006 graduate of Hardee High School and earned … read more.


Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Wednesday, May 20 Promise of Freedom, 10 a.m. Celebration of the reading and deliverance of the Emancipation Proclamation on its 150th anniversary for Florida. Polk County History Center, 100 E. Main St., Bartow. “Getting on the Wire” with Nancy Howe, … read more.

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New Orleans police officer fatally shot while in car
Sun  May 24 2015 09:57PM
(CNN) — A police officer for New Orleans’ housing authority was fatally shot while inside his car Sunday morning, police said. The officer, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was working overtime at a construction site … read more.

Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria’s civil war
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing “unprecedented danger” from extremist groups and vowed his militants will expand their involvement in Syria’s civil war in support of government forces. Sheik … read more.

Florida woman released in jailing over son’s circumcision
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son’s circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, jail records … read more.

Exit poll: New Spain parties get big support in local vote
Mon  May 25 2015 01:19AM
MADRID (AP) — New parties won strong support in Spain’s local elections Sunday as voters turned their back on the country’s traditional political heavyweights, an exit poll indicated. The governing conservative Popular Party won the most votes in 11 of … read more.

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