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Saluting the Fallen
Wed  May 27 2015 01:00AM
Lake Wales saluted those who gave the ultimate sacrifice Monday, May 25, with Memorial Day ceremonies across town that included both the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2420 and American … read more.
Impact fee moratorium extended in Frostproof
Wed  May 27 2015 01:00AM
Frostproof residents and commercial property owners can expect to continue not paying impact fees, along with the rest of the county, for another six months. Frostproof City Council members reached … read more.
Take a look at the Leader in Me
Wed  May 27 2015 01:00AM
Polk Avenue Elementary Principal Gail Quam couldn’t have been more happy when the school held their Leadership Day, a culmination of what the students are doing in their leadership development … read more.
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Organizers want to raise bar after Relay nets $38,562
Wed  May 27 2015 01:00AM
This year’s Relay For Life in Bartow raised $38,562, tens of thousands of dollars less than what is usually raised. But for those participating it wasn’t that discouraging. “We succeeded in what we wanted to accomplish,” said Sylvia Barker. “But … read more.

Downtown roadway closed this weekend
Wed  May 27 2015 01:00AM
Scenic Highway 17 through Downtown Lake Wales at Osceola Avenue will closed this weekend, from 6 p.m. May 29 to 6 a.m. June 1, as workers install pipes than will improve drainage in the area. The roadwork is expected to begin early Saturday morning. … read more.

Care Center buys Decosey property
Wed  May 27 2015 01:00AM
Take one look at Downtown Lake Wales and there is always something changing. This time, it is the Lake Wales Care Center, which has put one more footprint in Historic Downtown, with the acquisition of what is known as the … read more.

Wed  May 27 2015 01:00AM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 American Legion Post 71, 43 West Park Ave., celebrates 95th anniversary. 3 to 5 p.m. cake and coffee - 5-7 p.m. buffet. Buffet $7, cake and coffee free. Open to public. Italian buffet with music, 5-7 p.m., … read more.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut join trend: Artificial ingredients getting booted
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of “black pepper flavor,” … read more.

Black widow spider crawls out of bag of grapes, bites woman
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has been bitten by a black widow spider her family says was hiding in a bag of grapes. WCAX-TV reports the 21-year-old Colchester resident spent a night at a hospital after being treated … read more.

Floodwaters deepen in Houston
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
HOUSTON — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation’s fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the … read more.

US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago
Wed  May 27 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in March from 12 months earlier, … read more.

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