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Northern plans nearly complete
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Polk County is busy wrapping up deals with property owners and the state to launch construction of the $33 million Bartow Northern Connector Phase II next summer. Plans for the … read more.
Dutch students enjoyed Bartow life
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Mary Holland Park was filled with teen laughter, good food and a smattering of Dutch Thursday. Dutch you say? Yes, Dutch. It was a farewell send-off for 24 Dutch exchange … read more.
Best-selling writer storms into library
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
A New York Times best-selling author walked a handful of fans through a ‘memory lane’ tour of locations featured in his off-beat, comic- drama-mystery books at the Bartow Public Library … read more.
Bloomin’ Arts Festival art piece selected
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Deanne Norris of Alturas is this year’s winner of the T-shirt and poster contest for the upcoming Bloomin’ Arts Festival, which will be held in March 2015 and is the … read more.
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Jackets drop game in fourth quarter
Sat  Oct 18 2014 08:00AM
Three quarters were not enough for the Bartow Yellow Jackets Friday night. BHS stymied unbeaten Lakeland through the first half, but the offense had just one successful drive on the night and the Dreadnaughts beat the Yellow Jackets 35-7 at … read more.

Speaker by surprise
Tue  Oct 21 2014 11:31AM
As a politician and former school board member, Bartow’s J.J. Corbett often finds himself making impromptu speeches, but recently he was called on to deliver one for which he was completely unprepared. At the fall reunion of the ‘Triple Nickles,’ … read more.

Business excellence celebrated
Tue  Oct 21 2014 11:31AM
(Editor’s note: Photos of this year’s Champions Cup winners will appear in the Wednesday, Oct. 22 edition of The Polk County Democrat.) One of the more anticipated ceremonies that takes place each year in Bartow is the Annual Champions Cup … read more.

The Champions Cup winners
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM

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Canada parliament attack
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:00AM
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually … read more.

Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:00AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A slide in the price … read more.

‘Slender Man’ case at standstill
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:19AM
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. A state … read more.

Girls made possible bid to join jihadis
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:19AM
DENVER — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official … read more.

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