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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.
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 … read more.
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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.

Lions receive Centennial Service Challenge award
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales Lions Club received a patch and two charms for the 2014-2015 year at the meeting on Nov. 10, presented by District Governor David Skillin. The club received the Centennial Service Challenge Award for their service to the community. … read more.

Symphony, Pinewood Estate highlight Bok Christmas
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration for all ages and one of the best times of year to visit the National Historic Landmarks. Events and festivities take place daily Nov 27 through January 3 from 10 a.m. to … read more.

Cities plan Christmas events
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales and Frostproof are gearing up for holiday celebrations. On Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m., the City of Lake Wales will have a tree lighting ceremony before the city commission meeting where the mayor will light up the Christmas tree in … read more.

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Authorities: Border agent had 110 pounds of cocaine in car
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been arrested and charged after authorities said state troopers found 110 pounds of cocaine in his car. A criminal complaint filed in federal court shows Arizona Department of Public … read more.

Abraham Lincoln bust stolen from outside Gettysburg museum
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a bust of Abraham Lincoln has been stolen from outside a museum near where he delivered the “Gettysburg Address.” The bust’s pedestal was found Monday morning in the parking lot of the … read more.

Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars
Mon  Nov 23 2015 10:34PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood sued again Monday over efforts by Republican governors to block Medicaid funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider, this time against Texas, where the organization says health care access to 13,500 women is on … read more.

Officials: Man shot stepdaughter, then himself at hospital
Tue  Nov 24 2015 01:19AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man fatally shot his stepdaughter at a Florida hospital while they were visiting a family member Monday morning, then turned the gun on himself, authorities said. The gunman was identified in a news release as … read more.

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