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State disbars Ullman, sex offender
Thu  Aug 28 2014 05:03PM
David C. Ullman, 55, of 1316 S. Highland Park Drive, Lake Wales, has been disbarred effective immediately, the Florida Bar reported Thursday, Aug. 28. Ullman was sentenced on a felony … read more.
Sellers keeps seat on School Board
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:05AM
With most of Polk County’s election results in hand, it appeared late Tuesday that veteran Polk School Board Member Hazel Sellers would retain her District 3 seat on the School … read more.
Incumbent Harris wins District 7 school board seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Incumbent Tim Harris of Lakeland, Polk County School board member running for the District 7 school board seat, won his third term with 53.75 percent of the vote in 162 … read more.
Third time is a charm for Wilson
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Lynn Wilson beat incumbent Debra Wright in a close race for the four-year Polk County School Board District 6. Serving southeast Polk County including Lake Wales, Frostproof and Eagle Lake, … read more.
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LWCS receive backpacks for students in need
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
The Lake Wales Medical Center employees donated 89 backpacks to the Lake Wales Charter Schools for children in need for the upcoming school year. “Every department participated,” said Paula Alford, school health nurse for the LWCS. Alford was invited to … read more.


LWCS, LWFD conduct practice bus fire drill
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
Yes, it was a fire drill. Of a bus, actually. Last Tuesday, white smoke filled the Lake Wales Charter School bus in seconds, creeping along the windows in a blinding cloud while firefighter/paramedics boarded the bus to make sure all … read more.

Veterans Outreach Center to open in Lake Wales
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
A veterans outreach center has been established at the Lake Wales American Legion Post 71 to service all veterans of East Polk County. The Veterans Administration funds the money for the outreach in Lake Wales to serve the veterans in … read more.

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State, National and World News
Report: Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, rushed to New York hospital
Thu  Aug 28 2014 01:54PM
NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) — Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital on Thursday after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords, a television station reported. New York City Fire … read more.

Hamas leader says latest conflict with Israel not the last
Thu  Aug 28 2014 01:54PM
DOHA (Reuters) — Hamas’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday the latest war between Israel and Hamas would not be the last round of conflict between the two, but a “milestone to reaching our objective”. “This is not the … read more.

U.N. says 43 Golan Heights peacekeepers seized by militants
Thu  Aug 28 2014 01:54PM
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — A group of 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have been detained by militants fighting the Syrian army and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday. … read more.

West African states call for end to border closures over Ebola
Thu  Aug 28 2014 01:54PM
ACCRA (Reuters) — West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Thursday. The ECOWAS countries and airlines will … read more.

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