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Wave the banner
Tue  Mar 31 2015 03:07PM
Over the past week to week-and-a-half, new, colorful banners have begun being noticed, attached to street lamps in both downtown Bartow and other sections of the city. It is a … read more.
Long anticipated biomass plant project moving ahead
Tue  Mar 31 2015 03:07PM
Stalled plans for a huge biomass energy plant in Fort Meade appear to be finally moving forward as the city commission will hold a meeting on April 6 to consider … read more.
A Cutch cut
Tue  Mar 31 2015 03:07PM
Fort Meade’s most famous hair is no longer. Andrew McCutchen has cut off his trademark dreadlocks for charity. The locks are being auctioned off on MLB.com and the proceeds will … read more.
360 by 360 goal of ministry
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:20PM
It is a simple enough proposition, believes Libbie Combee, executive director of Leland Family Ministries. Because of cutbacks, some that were unexpected, the ministry will soon embark upon IMPACT 360, … read more.
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First program of new Chamber series called exciting
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
J. Lenora Bresler’s message was direct and to the point. “Life is all about relationships,” said Bresler as she opened the inaugural session of The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce’s newest program, its Professional Development Academy — a program designed … read more.

Clements sees city progressing
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
If James F. Clements win re-election for his at-large seat, it will be his fourth and final term as city commissioner. However, before he leaves office for the final time, provided he is successful retaining his seat, there are items … read more.

Cochran running for city commission yet again
Sat  Mar 28 2015 08:30AM
Many know Gerald Cochran from his countless appearances before City Hall, in which he takes commissioners, City Manager George Long and city attorney Sean Parker to task over issues in which he, Cochran, disagrees. Among the matters he hammers upon … read more.

Celebration of Jesus Parade
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:02PM

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State, National and World News
New rules on abortion could pass in Florida
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is considering several new measures to restrict abortions, including one with a strong chance of passage that calls for a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can undergo the procedure. That measure, House Bill 0633, … read more.

8 die when van plunges into Fla. canal
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
FORT PIERCE — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service. … read more.

Music festivals tell fans to leave selfie sticks at home
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can take your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re going to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The sticks are banned this year at the events in Indio, Calif., … read more.

Rhino rampages in Nepal city, killing 1, injuring several
Tue  Mar 31 2015 01:19AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A wild rhino charged into a city in southern Nepal on Monday, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said. Attempts to force the … read more.

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