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Public housing going smoke free
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
In looking to people’s health and maintenance of standardized housing, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said last week that public housing under his department will be a smoke-free zone sometime next … read more.
Salary limit threat already causing problem
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The threat of a cap on municipal worker salaries is already causing problems, according to Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields. The city is currently looking to fill one of … read more.
The Wa-Wait is over
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The Wawa wait is apparently over. The popular convenience store and gas station chain has for the second time in three years submitted preliminary site plans for a store located … read more.
Cut your own tree
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The weather should be perfect on Saturday for the hardy and adventurous souls who will be trekking through the Lake Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on the … read more.
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Business leaders laud city
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Although a number of residents have complained to the Lake Wales City Commission this summer and fall, particularly over a new fire fee, one local constituency is indicating they are pleased with the direction Lake Wales is now headed. A … read more.

A Splash of Citrus is here …
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
It was more than a year in the making, but “A Splash of Citrus” is here … just in time for Christmas giving! What is it? Well, it’s a lot of long hours, laughs, tasting and testing and the slick, … read more.

Tag Art sales opens Tuesday
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
Can’t think of the right gift for your teacher this year? What about a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for his or her front car bumper? With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” said Joe Tedder, Tax Collector … read more.

Holiday closings
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales: City Hall and the public library is closed Thursday and Friday. Frostproof: City Hall and the public library is closed on Thursday and Friday. Lake Wales, residents, Wednesday, Nov. 25, garbage, recycle, yard waste and bulk will remain … read more.

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Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:22PM
The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. At noon, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported the level … read more.

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:18PM
By NOUR YOUSSEF Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old … read more.

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:18PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD and RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda’s 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out … read more.

Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:00PM
By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside … read more.

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