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Mobile home park resident not happy with answers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
A Fort Meade City Mobile Home Park resident, who is tired of waiting for answers, plans on putting pressure on city commissioners to address the issues concerning the park’s rent … read more.
One optimist among the citrus doomsayers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
Amid the doom and gloom currently gripping Florida’s citrus industry, there’s at least one key player who remains bullish on agriculture in the state. Ben Albritton, representative to the Florida … read more.
Another All-Star effort
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
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FPRA collects 216 Fill-A-Bags
Tue  Jul 29 2014 03:14PM
Joann Sexton was near death following complications from a double-lung transplant. But, despite her own health issues, she was more worried about the 259 homeless students in the Lake Wales Charter Schools and more than 3,800 in the Polk County … read more.

Full of dogs and cats
Tue  Jul 29 2014 03:12PM
Despite a couple of light rainfalls, it didn’t stop it from being very hot and very busy at the SPCA Animal Clinic Saturday. From noon and through most of the afternoon, 270 microchips were given to dogs and cats for … read more.

Signal to start working at Alturas Road
Tue  Jul 29 2014 03:10PM
On State Road 60 at Alturas Road, there will be temporary lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week as crews extend turn lanes. The traffic signal is to begin controlling traffic this week so be prepared to … read more.

Democrats open three offices in Polk County
Tue  Jul 29 2014 03:10PM
The Polk County Democratic Executive Committee has opened three offices in Polk County in support of Democratic candidates in 2014 local, state and federal elections. “Polk County Democrats are going all-out to support our candidates in these crucial midterm elections,” … read more.

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‘Prolonged’ Gaza war threat
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and … read more.

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from … read more.

Veterans’ health care deal: $17B
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday. The … read more.

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of … read more.

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