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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Youth Villa expands opportunities
Tue  Apr 22 2014 03:00PM
Since 1972, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Inc., with the local campus located between Bartow and Lake Wales, has been key in helping teen girls gain direction and develop goals … read more.
Brewster residents to get together
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
So far, some 240 people have preregistered for the 44th Annual Brewster Reunion to be held May 5 at the Bartow Civic Center. The covered dish luncheon and memory-fest will … read more.
Landmark is example of when egos collide
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
When egos collide, genius is often the result. Last week’s Lunch and Learn session at the Polk County History Center showed how the Frank Lloyd Wright structures at Lakeland-based Florida … read more.
Ullman gets five years, probation
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
A somber and contrite David C. Ullman, 55, of Lake Wales, was sentenced Tuesday, April 22, to five years in prison followed by another five years probation as a sex … read more.
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Brown: Bartow’s entrepreneur
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
The highlight of the 17th annual luncheon of the Neighborhood Improvement Corporation at the L.B. Brown House Wednesday was the announcement that L.B. Brown is going to be the subject in high school of Florida entrepreneurs. Among the 75 people … read more.

Volunteers honored at lunch
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
Perhaps Bartow Mayor James F. Clements put into view Wednesday at the annual luncheon of the Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (NIC) what the L.B. Brown house and museum means the community. “I’m sitting here under a mulberry tree and I wondered … read more.

Putnam: Citrus greening ‘has reached a crisis point’
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
ST. PETERSBURG — This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that’s infecting the trees is to blame. The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week released its citrus production … read more.

Build or not to build
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
Airport Authority commissioners were asked to consider a proposal by Verizon at its Monday, April 14 meeting. The telecommunications company wants to build — at its own expense — a monopole tower on the site where a former water tower … read more.

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State, National and World News
Decision: Affirmative action ban OK
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a … read more.

High court eyes Internet TV
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet. The high court heard arguments … read more.

Republican Curt Clawson wins special GOP primary
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
FORT MYERS — The former CEO of an aluminum wheel company won a Republican primary Tuesday in a special election for the seat of a congressman who resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine. Curt Clawson, 54, defeated … read more.

Legislature argues Florida DCF budget
Wed  Apr 23 2014 01:19AM
MIAMI — After dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers may add money for nearly 200 new child protective investigators and other services, but critics worry the proposal overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are … read more.

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