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Big Kahuna is coming
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge is coming. The special event put on by the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 on Lake Wailes. Staging … read more.
‘Reel ’Em in for Rotary’ fish tournament in November
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary is gearing up for their annual fundraiser, sponsored by local businesses, “Reel ’Em in for Rotary,” a fish tournament to raise money to benefit youth in … read more.
No Trashin’ Just Bassin’
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:10PM
Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. is gearing up for their 5th Annual “No Trashin’ Just Bassin” Fishing Tournament Fundraiser and Cleanup Event to be held at first light on Saturday, … read more.
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City budget includes wage increase Depot Museum gets $6,000
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Lake Wales City Commission voted to accept the city budget of $33,953,117 balanced on the rollback millage rate of 8.3638 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. The rate will generate the same amount of revenue with the 2014 property values … read more.

FDOT holds open house
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:10PM
The Florida Department of Transportation has an open house for the upcoming State Road 17/Scenic Highway construction project in Lake Wales from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane. … read more.

LWCS makes history
Tue  Sep 16 2014 09:06PM
The Lake Wales Charter Schools made history Wednesday commemorating the beginning of the charter school system. Members of the original charter school steering committee gathered at the school district headquarters to sign a nameplate to be displayed with the framed … read more.

First Patriot Day observed in Lake Wales
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Lake Wales has proclaimed Sept. 11, 2014, and all 9/11 dates be observed as Patriot Day and “observed as a national day of observance for those who lost lives on these terrorist acts in 2001,” said Mayor Eugene Fultz in … read more.

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Scotland to stay in UK
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:19AM
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide — and … read more.

Redistricting hearing gets testy
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A bitter dispute pitting Republican political consultants against groups who challenged Florida’s congressional map spilled out in front of the state’s highest court on Friday. The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether or not secret evidence … read more.

France joins Islamic State fight
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:19AM
PARIS — France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding … read more.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:19AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since … read more.

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