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Parents: Bring back recess
Fri  Oct 9 2015 03:48PM
The Polk County School Board is looking at how to restore recess to the county’s elementary schools after the Tuesday board meeting where a dozen mothers petitioned the board to … read more.
Feds reach $2B settlement with Mosaic
Sat  Oct 3 2015 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE — After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world’s largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive … read more.
Reception unveils new exhibit
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
When Myrtice Young, Historical Preservation Manager of the Polk County History Center, came across a memoir written by the now-late Honorable John H. Dewell, she reached out to the Hon. … read more.
Heath drops out of race for BOCC
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Rennie Heath has dropped out of the race for the seat County Commissioner Edwin V. Smith holds but and will term out at the end of this year. That leaves … read more.
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Just make sure you stay within the lines
Wed  Oct 7 2015 06:22AM
If you think your days of scribbling with a Crayola are long gone, think again. The Lake Wales Library believes a few hours and a dozen or so crayons can fix some of what might ails you. “A new trend … read more.

Avent installed at first Poly president
Fri  Oct 9 2015 03:18PM
Florida Polytechnic University installed its first president, Dr. Randy K. Avent, at an inauguration ceremony Thursday morning on campus. The event honored Avent, and celebrated the university’s inaugural year achievements, including the opening of the iconic Innovation, Science and Technology … read more.

Retired Judge Doyel to run for state House seat
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Retired circuit judge and author Robert Doyel announced Monday he is a candidate for Florida House of Representatives District 41. The Democrat and resident of Winter Haven filed paperwork with the Division of Elections last week. Doyel has a solid … read more.

Highlander athletes now under contract
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
High school athletes everywhere dream of the day they can sign a contract. Usually, that means a professional contract, where they can make large sums of money to play a sport. But for athletes at Lake Wales High School, it … read more.

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First lady honors new class of student poets for bravery
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is honoring the new class of National Student Poets for their bravery to be vulnerable and sharing their deepest thoughts. The first lady hosted a White House event Thursday for the five teens, who each … read more.

No charges against Orlando officers who kicked suspect
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Two Orlando police officers will not face criminal charges for the arrest of a South Florida banker who was kicked repeatedly while sitting on a street curb as they tried to subdue him. State Attorney Jeff Ashton … read more.

Panther killed in southwest Florida
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
NAPLES (AP) — Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle on a southwest Florida road. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 3-year-old female was found Thursday after being hit by a vehicle on … read more.

Former deputy charged with stealing, lying on timecard
Fri  Oct 9 2015 01:19AM
FORT MYERS (AP) — A former southwest Florida deputy is facing charges after authorities say he lied on his timecard and received pay for time he wasn’t actually working. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports that 46-year-old Michael Schlosser was … read more.

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