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PCSO looking for wanted person
Fri  Oct 17 2014 12:02PM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted person. According to PCSO reports, 34-year-old Christopher Eismon, last known address of 4801 Benton … read more.
Why doing the right thing really matters
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:20PM
A couple of weeks ago I was on a bus with a full load of fifth-graders. My son’s class was visiting the Orlando Science Center and we were on the … read more.
Farm Tour includes look at Roosevelt Farm
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Roosevelt Farm, the agricultural portion of the Roosevelt Academy in Lake Wales, was honored by being on the list of visits for the Polk County Farm Tour 2014 on Friday. … read more.
Lake Wales sees mini business boom
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Lake Wales appears to be having a mini business boom as ground has been cleared and new buildings are up for several new businesses in the area. The former Perkins … read more.
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Alternative path to graduation erased for ESE students
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Florida state legislators have decided the Florida Department of Education does not need a set of two diplomas — standard and special — so the special diploma has been dropped. Senate Bill 1512, called Students with Disabilities, eliminates the special … read more.

‘That was my baby,’ aunt says
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
To the world, Latandra Ellington is a photo in the paper, the story of a prisoner whose death at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala is under investigation. But in Lake Wales, to her aunt Algerene Jennings, “That was my baby.” … read more.

JROTC chooses staff members
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
There are some new faces running the Lake Wales High School JROTC Highlander Battalion. Eight highly skilled cadets were selected to run the Highlander Battalion. Among the newly selected staff members, cadets who are holding the Battalion Commander, Executive Officer, … read more.

How did Latandra Ellington die?
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating the death of a Lake Wales woman who died in a north Florida prison only days after writing a letter saying she feared a corrections officer might kill her. “Our agents … read more.

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State, National and World News
CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical … read more.

Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola. The past … read more.

Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die in storm
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week’s snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the blizzards … read more.

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a … read more.

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