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Chop down your Christmas
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
Bidding farewell to veteran
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
New nursing home moving ahead
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
Bartow City Commissioners have unanimously OK’d the development of a 55-room nursing home. Balaji of Polk County LLC has requested 1.72 acres on the south side of Lucille Street south … read more.
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More to review
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
While the Polk County School Board is still dealing with the aftermath of the recent lockdown drill at a Winter Haven middle school where armed officers entered the school with weapons at the ready, the Bartow Police Department is also … read more.

Two-star general named to BHS Hall of Fame
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
Maj. Gen. Kelsie Loomis Reaves, a graduate of the Summerlin Institute Class of 1933, has been selected for induction into the Bartow High School Hall of Fame. The induction will take place next April 14 at the school’s annual Top … read more.

Susan McManus: Unmet expectations doomed Crist
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
S.L. Frisbie, who moderates the monthly Tiger Bay of Polk County sessions, is well-known for his gentle, often tongue-in-cheek self-deprecatory humor. To many who attended the Tuesday, Nov. 18 luncheon, he may have outdone himself in his introduction of Susan … read more.

Magic on Main
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
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US celebrates with parades, turkey
Fri  Nov 28 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is … read more.

Retail onslaught begins
Fri  Nov 28 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what’s quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a few stores started opening late on … read more.

OPEC keeps oil output changes on hold despite low prices
Fri  Nov 28 2014 01:19AM
VIENNA — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. Oil prices fell sharply on the news. Even … read more.

Queen of crime writing PD James dies at 94
Fri  Nov 28 2014 01:19AM
LONDON (AP) — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James, who has died aged 94, is best known … read more.

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