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16 honored by alliance
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Sixteen Polk County high school seniors were feted Saturday and received college scholarships at the annual Deacons and Stewards Alliance annual banquet held at the Carver Recreation Center in Bartow. … read more.
Pot plant getting ready to grow
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
A plan to grow medical marijuana in a sprawling, empty Lake Wales building complex is apparently very much back on, after it appeared to be a no go last fall … read more.
Reptiles at the library
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM

Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
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Holiday closings
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Bartow City Hall: Closed Friday, July 3 Bartow Public Library: Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 Bartow garbage collection: Monday’s and Tuesday’s schedules will remain the same. Thursday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Friday’s collection will be on … read more.

Luster students graduate
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
Eleven women on Friday completed what can be a golden opportunity with their lives as they earned state certificates from the Luster All Training Center of Hope. “This is a golden opportunity for anyone,” Rolliee Arnold, a community care director … read more.

JAMFEST
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
On Saturday, six Christian rock bands rocked the park on Floral Avenue as One Jam Nation kicked off a fundraiser tour of concerts to raise money for what can only be described as a gospel Woodstock scheduled next August in … read more.

Much construction gets three-day holiday weekend
Wed  Jul 1 2015 08:30AM
On State Road 60 from Flamingo Drive to Connersville Road in Bartow crews are driving pile or bridge supports, building a temporary trestlework platform, and installing concrete gravity walls and driveways. There will be intermittent delays, eastbound daytime lane closures … read more.

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Historic Tampa cigar factory destroyed in fire
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A historic Tampa cigar factory has been destroyed in a fire. Authorities say the roof and floors of the Palmetto Beach Cigar Factor collapsed in the fire which broke out shortly after midnight Sunday. The fire … read more.

Cop, lifeguard save Florida man after canoe tips over
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — An officer and lifeguard are being hailed heroes after rescuing a man from nearly crowning after his canoe tipped over in Sarasota. A couple was canoeing Saturday when the canoe tipped over and the man’s hand … read more.

Court rules against damage caps for medical malpractice
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida court has ruled that caps on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits do not apply in personal injury cases. The Legislature in 2003 established $500,000 limits on non-economic damages for such cases. Last … read more.

Crayola Experience opens new attraction at Orlando mall
Mon  Jul 6 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Crayola Experience attraction has opened in Orlando. The 70,000 square-foot facility located in Florida Mall opened this week, and is the second created by the crayons maker. It joins one that opened in 2013 in … read more.

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