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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
Willie Nelson enters marijuana business
Tue  Apr 21 2015 01:19AM
SPOKANE, Wash. — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20. The move makes the 81-year-old “Roll Me Up and … read more.

US warships deployed
Tue  Apr 21 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared … read more.

Student armed with crossbow, machete kills teacher
Tue  Apr 21 2015 01:19AM
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four other people at his school in Barcelona on Monday, police said. The unidentified boy was detained by police … read more.

Refugee migration keeps coming
Tue  Apr 21 2015 01:19AM
CATANIA, Sicily — European leaders struggled for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant flows and continued instability in Libya following the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy. In Sicily early … read more.

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