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Nicholson hoping for another term on Frostproof Council
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:04PM
Damon Nicholson isn’t an incumbent in next week’s Frostproof city council race, but he’s no stranger to the group. Nicholson, who is seeking to fill a one-year term, has two … read more.
Gravely also running
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:04PM
Austin Gravely is also a candidate for Frostproof City Council Seat One next Tuesday. He did not respond to numerous phone calls and email messages seeking an interview. He also … read more.
Cannon hopes trail leads to Frostproof council
Wed  Apr 1 2015 02:04PM
Being the son of a minster, and a minister himself, Rodney Cannon has traveled many roads. Most recently, he came to the Frostproof Church of God three years ago from … read more.
Frostproof man loses life after being struck by train
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
A Frostproof man lost his life Monday after being struck by an Amtrak passenger train, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was identified as 26-year-old Edwardo Salazar, … read more.
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Downtown car show
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Hundreds of car lovers turned out over the weekend in Lake Wales for the monthly Lake Wales Car Show which features classic, custom, antique and modified late model cars. Registration for the event is free as is admission. There are … read more.

Detours ahead as roadwork closes SR 17 lane
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
Southbound lanes on one of Lake Wales’ busiest roads will close for more than a month starting April 7. Work crews will be ripping up Scenic Highway between Osceola and Seminole avenues to install new drains, curbs, sidewalks and driveways. … read more.

Jogger struck by Amtrak train
Tue  Mar 31 2015 03:02PM
Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are conducting a death investigation this afternoon involving a pedestrian struck by an Amtrak train. Preliminary information so far is as follows: Just after 12 p.m. today, Monday, March 30, 2015, the Amtrak 98 Silver … read more.

Easter celebrations fill the city
Wed  Apr 1 2015 08:30AM
A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 89th annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 5 at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. Nearly 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist … read more.

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US stocks ease for 2nd day
Wed  Apr 1 2015 10:34PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of discouraging economic news deepened investors’ concerns about corporate earnings, pulling major U.S. stock indexes down on Wednesday for the second day in a row. The modest slide cut the Standard & Poor’s 500 … read more.

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
Wed  Apr 1 2015 10:34PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend … read more.

Meet the world’s newest oldest person
Wed  Apr 1 2015 10:34PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas woman who became the world’s oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July. At 116, Gertrude Weaver was already the oldest person in America. With … read more.

Duke University investigates noose on campus
Wed  Apr 1 2015 10:34PM
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke officials said Wednesday that they are trying to find out who hung a noose outside a building that houses several offices, including those focused on diversity. Officials say the rope tied into a noose was … read more.

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