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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Here she is … for the foreseeable future
Fri  Aug 28 2015 04:07PM
Mark Jackson came straight to the point as to why a press conference was called at the Lakeland Center YouKey Theater. Jackson is the director of the Polk County’s Tourism … read more.
Clerk, manager differ over resignation request
Thu  Aug 27 2015 09:34PM
An “irate” city manager asked City Clerk Clara VanBlargan to resign last week, but she refused, according to her attorney Phillip Sigman. Not true, says City Manager Ken Fields. While … read more.
First day for new assistant principal too
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
When Tina Chapman first moved to Polk County nearly a decade ago, she was searching for a hometown with a strong sense of community whose children had an invested love … read more.
Church looking forward to baseball ‘free agency’
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
In a few weeks, John Church and his wife will pack up their 11-month-old twins and start the long drive across country to go home for the winter. No, the … read more.
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Tickets on sale for FCA banquet
Fri  Aug 28 2015 02:28PM
Former Florida State University head football coach is the guest speaker at this year’s Florida Christian Athlete’s banquet. Tickets for the event are currently on sale. The banquet is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Lakeland Center exhibit … read more.

Drop out rate falls to lowest level in 12 years
Fri  Aug 28 2015 02:24PM
Shortly after learning that Polk Schools dropout rates have dropped to their lowest in 12 years, the Polk County School board wrestled with whether to allow students who only earn a certificate of completion rather than a diploma to walk … read more.

Tax Collector’s Office wins Sterling Award
Fri  Aug 28 2015 02:24PM
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.

Stargel holds forth at Tiger Bay
Fri  Aug 28 2015 02:22PM
Healthcare is a subject that matters a lot to State Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-District 15). It was one of several topics she touched upon in either her opening remarks or when taking questions from the audience at her Thursday, Aug. … read more.

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State, National and World News
Ind. high court hears dispute over ‘0INK’ plate
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying ‘0INK,’ which state officials had deemed offensive. Solicitor General Thomas Fisher told the Indiana Supreme Court that the … read more.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, … read more.

Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson
Fri  Aug 28 2015 01:19AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Thursday charged 21-year-old De’Eris … read more.

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast
Thu  Aug 27 2015 10:04PM
BC-US--Restaurant Explosion-Kansas City,130 Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury says Time Warner Cable is largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that … read more.

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