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Three honored as Ridge history makers
Tue  Apr 14 2015 12:24PM
The golden glow which poured through the majestic windows of The Church of the Good Shepherd could only compare to the glow inside as three women were honored by the … read more.
SR 17 lane closing until June 5
Tue  Apr 14 2015 12:08PM
Enjoy waiting in sweltering heat while traffic moves at a snail’s pace? Scenic Highway 17 through Downtown Lake Wales will be the place for you starting April 20 when road … read more.
Free program helps adults earn high school diploma
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Is it ever to late to do what one might have done earlier in life? Charlotte Silva doesn’t think so. The 55-year-old just earned her GED two weeks ago, and … read more.
A quick lesson on the justice system
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Chief Assistant State Attorney Brian Haas spoke at the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club on Thursday, April 2, and helped Rotarians understand a little about how the State Attorney’s Office … read more.
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Sheriff wins juvenile jail lawsuit
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office won a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center had filed against it in which it claimed mistreatment and harsh conditions and a lack of rehabilitation by the PCSO for juveniles at the county jail in … read more.

Three honored as Ridge history makers
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
The golden glow which poured through the majestic windows of The Church of the Good Shepherd could only compare to the glow inside as three women were honored by the American Association of University Women as “Women Who Made History … read more.

Relay For Life this weekend
Tue  Apr 14 2015 12:22PM
They’ll be walking in circles on Friday night at Memorial Stadium and raising money to fight cancer as this year’s Relay For Life is held. Held for both the cities of Bartow and Lake Wales, the walk starts at 6 … read more.

New outdoor music festival this weekend
Tue  Apr 14 2015 12:22PM
What started off as a passing thought in a Polk County commissioner’s mind a few months ago, has blossomed into what will be a first for Fort Meade on April 17. The free and open to the public “Moonlight and … read more.

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State, National and World News
Funding firestorm
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Gov. Rick Scott is comparing the Obama administration to the Sopranos and accusing the president of not caring for low-income families, even as the Republican governor refuses to expand Medicaid insurance to more than 800,000 low-income families. … read more.

Greek talks shake stock markets
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Greece could default and abandon the euro is rattling global financial markets. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making little progress sent European stock markets down sharply on Friday, and … read more.

Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a “ratification of the status quo.” The … read more.

Adventurous raccoon makes 58-story climb up Toronto crane
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 698 feet up a downtown skyscraper. Social media was a-buzz with a photo of the furry adventurer peering from between the metallic rungs … read more.

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