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East Area Adult School can fulfill needs
Mon  Jan 22 2018 03:19PM
Know a student 16 or older who is not enrolled in any other Polk County Public School, and is interested in finishing their high school diploma or GED? Or maybe … read more.
Shooting suspects arrested
Thu  Jan 18 2018 11:08AM
The Bartow Police Department reported Thursday two suspects in the Monday morning shooting of a 69-year-old man walking on South Floral Avenue have been arrested. The agency reports the three … read more.
Faith leader leaves legacy
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
LAKE WALES – Known as an “in your face” individual, a faith leader in Lake Wales passed away, and those who worked with him now both mourn and remember what … read more.
Speaker: Many should be remembered
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — Keynote speaker at the 14th Annual life of Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Polk State College Jan. 10 was Dr. Alzo J. Reddick Sr. Like many … read more.
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Polk Regional Water Coop seeks to dig deeper
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
AUBURNDALE – Some members of the Polk Regional Water Cooperative board, who meet again today, appear to be trying to convince the public that it is not possible to solve the pending water crisis without digging into the lower Florida … read more.

‘Renaissance’ breaks ground in Lake Wales
Thu  Jan 18 2018 02:23PM
LAKE WALES – Construction of a $678,243 trail connecting the downtown area to Lake Wailes Park began last week with a groundbreaking ceremony. The project is currently scheduled to be completed sometime in 2019. The first phase of the trail … read more.

The Mission founder passes at 76
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – The founder of The Mission, a non-profit at 180 Central Ave. whose volunteers help the homeless and other struggling local residents, passed away Thursday afternoon after a short battle with pneumonia. Thomas Bradley Beauregard, known to many … read more.

ART is deputy’s eye in the sky
Wed  Jan 17 2018 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN – Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd calls it a “deputy’s eye in the air,” otherwise known as ART, Aerial Response Team. The aerial device is deployed, Judd said, only during a priority one call – emergencies such as … read more.

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State, National and World News
Across the globe, rallies against Trump, sexual misconduct
Mon  Jan 22 2018 02:55PM
NEW YORK — Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment. A protest in New … read more.

Lawmakers to grapple with state budget and other issues
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:57PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators are heading into the third week of their 60-day session where they are ready to start grappling with a state budget that will exceed $80 billion. While passing the budget is the only obligation the Florida … read more.

GOP, Dems show no sign of retreat in shutdown’s first day
Mon  Jan 22 2018 02:55PM
WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying … read more.

Congress shuts down the government. Now what?
Mon  Jan 22 2018 02:55PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here’s a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down … read more.

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