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‘Millennial Moms’ still key for citrus marketing efforts
Wed  May 25 2016 01:00AM
BARTOW — The Florida Department of Citrus will be giving up a lot of things in its next budget year, but ‘millennial moms’ won’t be one of them, it hopes. … read more.
Byrd takes on the tiger
Wed  May 25 2016 01:00AM
In perhaps the issue that affects the public school students the most, new Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd told people at the Tiger Bay meeting last week the weight of the end … read more.
18 to fight the road ahead
Wed  May 25 2016 01:00AM
Eighteen people on Friday graduated from the Polk County Problem Solving overcoming alcohol and drug addictions and they were told at the ceremony at the Polk County Courthouse that a … read more.
Stimulating minds via the senses marks third Take the Lead
Wed  May 25 2016 01:00AM
(Editor’s note: This is the next installment in an ongoing series about Take the Lead, a program for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments, yet who are … read more.
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Lindsey: More precautions needed
Wed  May 25 2016 01:00AM
In a week and a day after it was proposed by a Polk County Commissioner at a regular board meeting, a street light was installed at the intersection on Clubhouse Road and Andros Boulevard in South Lakeland where a George … read more.

The Lost Boys
Wed  May 25 2016 01:00AM
For more than a year four Lake Wales boys have been lost. Well, not really lost, but in a state of limbo thanks to the federal government and their history with a purported human trafficking ring. The boys, all aged … read more.

Looking to fight obesity
Wed  May 25 2016 01:00AM
If you want to drop weight and encourage others to join in the fight, all you have to do is follow the orange bag. Formeka John is tired of being overweight — obese actually — and she believes it has … read more.

Demo garden dedicated
Wed  May 25 2016 01:00AM
There was nothing in the side areas around the Stuart Complex on U.S. 17 in Bartow in 2000 when David Shibles started working for the University of Florida/IFAS as the horticultural engineer. On Friday, May 20, a Florida-Friendly Demonstration Garden … read more.

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Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet
Tue  May 24 2016 11:16PM
CAIRO (AP) — Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains … read more.

Police find 5 hacked-up bodies in Mexican Gulf coast state
Tue  May 24 2016 11:14PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz found the hacked-up bodies of what appear to be five men along with a sign attributing the killings to a dispute between drug cartels, prosecutors said Tuesday. The … read more.

2 more journalists go missing in lawless area of Colombia
Tue  May 24 2016 11:12PM
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two more journalists were reported missing Tuesday in a lawless region where Colombian security forces were already carrying out an extensive search for a prominent Spanish journalist who disappeared over the weekend. The two journalists from … read more.

Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash
Tue  May 24 2016 11:10PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare. A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro’s polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in … read more.

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