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City leaders, residents to get lesson in code enforcement
Thu  Apr 24 2014 03:38PM
How tall is your grass allowed to grow? What can or can’t you grow in your front yard? Can you park your boat in your front yard, or does it … read more.
In or out?
Thu  Apr 24 2014 03:38PM
The residents of Robertson Circle have been receiving the short end of the stick with public services, despite paying taxes to the city since being annexed over three decades ago, … read more.
Putnam: Citrus greening ‘has reached a crisis point’
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that’s infecting the trees is to blame. … read more.
Schools advised to speed investigations
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
During a recent review of the Polk County School Board’s personnel operations, a consulting firm hired by the board decided the school district needed to speed up misconduct investigations. The … read more.
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Fashion show will benefit FM reunion
Thu  Apr 24 2014 03:38PM
The Fort Meade Elementary and Anna Woodbury School reunion committee will be hosting a special youth spring fashion show early next month. The show will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Fort Meade Community Center. It is … read more.

Putnam: Citrus greening ‘has reached a crisis point’
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that’s infecting the trees is to blame. The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week released its citrus … read more.

MLK project could include McCutchen statue
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
A project designed to improve the area around Martin Luther King Jr. Street could include a statue of the city’s current favorite son. Fort Meade residents will be able to discuss the beautification of Martin Luther King Jr. Street during … read more.

Leaders identify economic opportunities, threats
Wed  Apr 16 2014 11:10AM
Fort Meade could be on the precipice of a huge economic upturn, but only if it can overcome challenges like changing community attitudes and improving communication among key stakeholders. Those were two of the conclusions reached Saturday at Mosaic’s Streamsong … read more.

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Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up
Fri  Apr 25 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996. Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by … read more.

Florida school stops serving soda before tests
Fri  Apr 25 2014 01:19AM
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida elementary school has stopped a long-standing practice of serving students Mountain Dew before standardized tests. Florida Today reports that a woman contacted local media outlets after learning that students were being served three … read more.

’Horror,’ UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre
Thu  Apr 24 2014 09:34PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed “horror” at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe. The strongly … read more.

Costa Rica is demanding US explain ‘Cuban Twitter’
Fri  Apr 25 2014 01:19AM
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it’s waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret “Cuban Twitter” network from inside the Central American nation’s borders despite warnings in 2009 that … read more.

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