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Martin-Gause Memorial Parade
Mon  Jan 23 2017 05:59PM
Practicing the spirit of Christmas
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Most children want the newest toy for Christmas, while others may want a hippopotamus or their two front teeth. All that two girls from Lake Wales wanted for Christmas was … read more.
Homeless couple living on park bench removed from cold weather
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
After nearly three months living upon a bench fronting North Broadway Avenue by the Bartow Police Department, a homeless couple was finally removed at approximately 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6. … read more.
Look, no gas
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
There’s a lot going on in the world of electric cars these days, from tax credits to new developments, as well as a few things the average consumer will need … read more.
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Road to close for demolition
Tue  Jan 17 2017 12:40PM
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Florida Avenue from Davidson Street south to Main Street in Bartow will be closed for a building demolition: On Friday, Jan. 20 Main Street from Florida Avenue west to Wilson Avenue will close for … read more.

Music through the prism
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Looking for that perfect date night that combines great music and terrific food? Look no more. The Bartow High School Band has got you covered. It’s the award-winning band’s annual Prism Concert on Friday, Jan. 27. The band will be … read more.

Women at Work on exhibit
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Displayed on one wall is a painting of an elderly woman painted in acrylic, with the dark outlines highlighting her wrinkles and old age. One the other side is another painting of a pregnant woman with sunlight shining upon her … read more.

Too late for transport
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
The first baby of the year delivered by the Polk County Fire Rescue earlier this month was one whose birth was considered a matter of fate by his mother. In the early morning hours of Jan. 5, first responders rushed … read more.

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State, National and World News
Woman accused of smearing bananas on cars at Trump’s club
Tue  Jan 24 2017 01:19AM
PALM BEACH (AP) — A woman is being charged with sneaking onto President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club shortly before his inauguration and smearing bananas on cars. Palm Beach, Florida, police said in a report released Monday that 48-year-old Kelly … read more.

Police: Man sought in city’s 1st murder in almost 100 years
Tue  Jan 24 2017 01:19AM
MONTPELIER, Vt. — A man has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in what police say is the first murder in the nation’s smallest capital city in almost a century. An arrest warrant was issued for Jayveon Caballero on … read more.

South Dakota museum awarded ownership of Presley guitar
Tue  Jan 24 2017 01:19AM
VERMILLION, S.D. — A federal judge ruled Monday that a South Dakota museum is the legal owner of a guitar played by Elvis Presley. The Martin D-35 guitar has been on display at the National Music Museum in Vermillion since … read more.

Regulator takes job with law firm representing state
Tue  Jan 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s chief environmental regulator, who has had a stormy two years on the job, is taking a position with a law firm paid millions by the state to help with a high-stakes water battle with Georgia. Jon Steverson, … read more.

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