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67th Annual Youth Fair
Sat  Jan 31 2015 08:30AM
Mild or spicy, chili cooked on chilly day
Sat  Jan 31 2015 08:30AM
The chili warming up the Stuart Center Wednesday afternoon ranged from a football style to a trip back to the 1960s, and from elderly women cooking to those in hunting … read more.
POPS Inc. students test for college
Sat  Jan 31 2015 08:30AM
Nary a peep was heard between 2:30-5 p.m., on the upper floor of the Bartow Public Library, despite the presence of 65 high school students (12 of them from Lake … read more.
Pothole Alert
Thu  Jan 29 2015 02:46PM
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Girl follows family tradition
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:31AM
Thousands of people crowded the Polk County Youth Fair grounds on Sunday, filling the arena for the market hog shows. Hogs were lined up row by row in the barn while competitors herded their porcine charges through the show ring, … read more.

AAUW to hold public discussion on future of Downtown Lake Wales
Fri  Jan 23 2015 03:58PM
AAUW Lake Wales will sponsor a panel presentation designed to inform the parameters and possibilities with regard to the future of downtown Lake Wales. It should be of interest to those who live and work in downtown as well as … read more.


Tue  Jan 13 2015 12:23PM

free breakfast

There is a free breakfast at B Street Community Center, on the first and third Saturday of every month, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, or to make donations, contact the Rev. Alton Norwood at 863-618-7641 or …

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County going more digital and saving money
Sat  Jan 31 2015 08:30AM
A firefighter was recognized by the governor for saving a woman’s life. Free dental care was offered to Polk County’s indigent population. More benefits were brought in to help the county’s veterans. And Polk’s economy was boosted with the openings … read more.

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State, National and World News
Marathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother
Sun  Feb 1 2015 02:10PM
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are pinning their best hopes for saving his life on his dead older brother. The defense is expected to portray Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the mastermind behind the twin explosions … read more.

University of Florida reports big drop in black enrollment
Sun  Feb 1 2015 02:10PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida saw a more than 50 percent drop in enrollment of black freshmen from 2007 to 2013 and a nearly 30 percent drop in overall enrollment of black students. The Gainesville Sun reports … read more.

Hungarians protest against premier’s dealings with Putin
Sun  Feb 1 2015 02:10PM
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Budapest are demanding the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Around 3,000 people attended the rally Sunday, which organizer Balazs … read more.

Former Florida prisons chief criticizes Gov. Scott
Sun  Feb 1 2015 02:10PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The former head of Florida’s prisons is blasting Gov. Rick Scott and his administration, saying they put politics ahead of guard and prisoner safety. Mike Crews, who resigned November as Department of Corrections head, told the … read more.

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