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Stolen car leads to chase
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
A vehicle reported stolen in Mulberry ended up being chased through Fort Meade last Tuesday, Oct. 7, with three suspects ultimately apprehended just over the Hardee County line. According to … read more.
History of Homeland
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
With many people who tell stories year after year about ghosts and goblins at the Cracker Storytelling Festival, there was one who did something a little different this year. In … read more.
Battle lines drawn in county sales tax debate
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
As election day looms the debate over a new sales tax rate to fund transit and infrastructure improvements in Polk County is getting more heated with both sides turning up … read more.
Miners must recover from first setback quickly
Thu  Oct 2 2014 03:32PM
In a rivalry game one must throw records out and any team can come out on top. One could also argue in the state of Florida a 3A team shouldn’t … read more.
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County ATV park west of city near completion
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will soon have another reason to make Fort Meade a destination. Polk County is putting the finishing touches on the Bone Valley ATV Park, which will be located on County Road 630 nine miles west of Fort … read more.

Tangled city cemetery project ‘plotting’ along
Thu  Oct 2 2014 03:32PM
The city’s cemetery project is halfway near completion, with most of the historical records of Morrison and Evergreen cemeteries having been entered into a computer program that will help better organize the graveyards’ data. An update on the cemetery project … read more.

Miners drop second game of year
Sat  Oct 11 2014 08:00AM
Chasing 10, the Fort Meade Miners traveled back to Tampa to finish the second half of their suspended game from a week ago hoping to pull off a comeback. It was losing 17-7 against Berkley Prep at halftime when the … read more.

History of Homeland
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
With many people who tell stories year after year about ghosts and goblins at the Cracker Storytelling Festival, there was one who did something a little different this year. In his debut as a storyteller at the 26th annual show … read more.

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State, National and World News
CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical … read more.

Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola. The past … read more.

Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die in storm
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week’s snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the blizzards … read more.

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties
Mon  Oct 20 2014 01:19AM
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a … read more.

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