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It’s been 10 years but …
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Hundreds of Polk County residents filed through the Auburndale Civic Center Saturday for the annual Hurricane Expo to learn about preparedness and hear prognostications from area meteorologists. This was the … read more.
Organizers ‘pedal’ claim National Bike Day to Work a success
Sat  May 16 2015 08:30AM
It was not even noon and the Sixth Annual National Bike to Work Day was already well underway, according to Christina Diaz. “We had people here before we got started,” … read more.
Chabad of Polk County continues expanding
Tue  May 19 2015 11:25AM
You could say that 2015 has been a period of growth for Lakeland-based Chabad of Polk County. This past January it opened the Jewish Learning Center, 605 Overlook Drive, Winter … read more.
Avengers on the wall
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
Just like on the fourth Friday of every month, there will be a movie shown on the wall in the empty lot at Wilson Avenue and Main Street. But this … read more.
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Liberty Counsel complains about professor
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
A complaint against a Polk State College humanities professor from a legal ministry to have him fired was rejected by the college. The complaint, filed May 1 by the Liberty Counsel, alleged Professor Lance Russum’s “pervasive anti-Christian bias throughout the … read more.

Two Memorial Day services planned
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Memorial Day services have been scheduled this weekend, one in Fort Meade and the other in Bartow. The ceremony in Bartow is sponsored by the American Legion Post. It is at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the post at … read more.

Sasser-Lanier engagement
Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Dennis and Beth Sasser, of Wauchula, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Randi Sasser, to Daniel Lanier, son of Steve and Tina Lanier of Fort Meade. Randi is a 2006 graduate of Hardee High School and earned … read more.


Wed  May 20 2015 08:30AM
Wednesday, May 20 Promise of Freedom, 10 a.m. Celebration of the reading and deliverance of the Emancipation Proclamation on its 150th anniversary for Florida. Polk County History Center, 100 E. Main St., Bartow. “Getting on the Wire” with Nancy Howe, … read more.

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State, National and World News
Census: No. of Americans on assistance may be leveling off
Thu  May 28 2015 09:33PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately 52.2 million Americans — or 21.3 percent — … read more.

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
Thu  May 28 2015 09:33PM
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Wednesday makes it a state secret … read more.

Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains
Thu  May 28 2015 09:33PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada … read more.

Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
Thu  May 28 2015 09:33PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free. The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google’s desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually … read more.

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