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Lunsford: Continue the walk
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Katrina Lunsford, a pastor and bank commercial manager, says she has an understanding of race relations through both her vocations. She has things come a long way since she grew … read more.
A look at the Ladies
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
You don’t have to be a New York or Milan diva to know that fashion is everywhere … especially now as the fall season approaches and designers are preparing for … read more.
Drop out rate falls to lowest level in 12 years
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
Shortly after learning that Polk Schools dropout rates have dropped to their lowest in 12 years, the Polk County School board wrestled with whether to allow students who only earn … read more.
Here she is … for the foreseeable future
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
Mark Jackson came straight to the point as to why a press conference was called at the Lakeland Center YouKey Theater. Jackson is the director of the Polk County’s Tourism … read more.
More Local News
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The Internet. It’s ubiquitous. In fact, not since the invention of the printing press and the Gutenberg Bible has a marvel of technology changed the way people communicate and interact with one another, be it for better or worse. Like … read more.

Rental property inspections take step closer
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The City of Fort Meade is moving forward to have inspection requirements relaxed for rental properties, especially those whose owners do not reside within city limits. Fort Meade City Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the first reading of amendments to … read more.

Holiday closings
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The following places are closed for Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day City of Bartow: Closed Bartow Public Library: Closed Sept. 5-Sept. 7 Bartow Garbage: Closed. Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday. Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Thursday’s and … read more.

Tax Collector’s Office wins Sterling Award
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County was recently named a Governor’s Sterling Award recipient. For 23 years, the Sterling Award has recognized organizations and businesses in Florida that have successfully achieved performance excellence within their management and operations. The … read more.

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State, National and World News
Photographer describes ‘scream’ of migrant boy’s ‘silent body’
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
(CNN) — Nilufer Demir was crossing a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, on Wednesday when she saw him: a small boy in a red T-shirt, blue pants and black shoes, lying face-down in the sand. Waves lapped at his lifeless face. … read more.

Theater shooter received supportive letters, money in jail
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
DENVER (AP) — Strangers from across the world sent Colorado theater shooter James Holmes money, photos and supportive letters during his three years in a county jail. Prosecutors this week released 200 pages worth of mail sent to Holmes in … read more.

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law … read more.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous … read more.

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