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Ace hardware opens in Frostproof
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The first major retailer to locate in Frostproof in several years is now open. Ace Hardware has launched a “soft opening” this week, store officials confirmed. The full-service store is … read more.
Marijuana dispensary would be on State Road 60
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Armored cars ferrying pounds of pot products — with names like “Stinky Purple” — from Pensacola to Miami. Cannabis advertised on billboards throughout the state by companies linked … read more.
Everyone ‘to get a piece of the pie’
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
It was apparently a successful first year for the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center in Winter Haven, but the significant economic impact for the surrounding area is likely still to … read more.
Farewell, friend
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
“Giving” was the word repeated most often to describe Sylvia Hitchcock Carson as hundreds of family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate the life of on Saturday, Aug. 29 at … read more.
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The day she made it rain in Frostproof
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The date was February 1939. Central Florida had been experiencing drought conditions for the past four months. Most areas hadn’t received any rain since the previous October. A woman by the name of Lillie Stoate arrived from Mississippi after writing … read more.

Tax Collector’s Office wins Sterling Award
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County was recently named a Governor’s Sterling Award recipient. For 23 years, the Sterling Award has recognized organizations and businesses in Florida that have successfully achieved performance excellence within their management and operations. The … read more.

City roadwork planned in Frostproof
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Frostproof residents can expect their infrastructure to get a boost in the near future now that the city has approved a bid for proposed street paving projects for next year. Frostpoof City Council members voted unanimously at their regular council … read more.

Lunsford: Continue the walk
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Katrina Lunsford, a pastor and bank commercial manager, says she has an understanding of race relations through both her vocations. She has things come a long way since she grew up in the 1970s in Avon Park, but people have … read more.

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Photographer describes ‘scream’ of migrant boy’s ‘silent body’
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
(CNN) — Nilufer Demir was crossing a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, on Wednesday when she saw him: a small boy in a red T-shirt, blue pants and black shoes, lying face-down in the sand. Waves lapped at his lifeless face. … read more.

Theater shooter received supportive letters, money in jail
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
DENVER (AP) — Strangers from across the world sent Colorado theater shooter James Holmes money, photos and supportive letters during his three years in a county jail. Prosecutors this week released 200 pages worth of mail sent to Holmes in … read more.

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law … read more.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous … read more.

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