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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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Rhino survives poacher attack
Tue  May 26 2015 01:19AM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino’s rescuers gave her a name: Hope. Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a tranquilizer and hacked off her horns while she was sedated, leaving the animal with a horrific wound covering much … read more.

BP getting credit for Gulf Coast tourism boom
Tue  May 26 2015 01:19AM
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one … read more.

‘Ugly’ Obamacare twist looms
Tue  May 26 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans — not White House officials — who have been … read more.

America salutes the fallen
Tue  May 26 2015 01:19AM
ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without … read more.

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