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Mobile home park resident not happy with answers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
A Fort Meade City Mobile Home Park resident, who is tired of waiting for answers, plans on putting pressure on city commissioners to address the issues concerning the park’s rent … read more.
One optimist among the citrus doomsayers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
Amid the doom and gloom currently gripping Florida’s citrus industry, there’s at least one key player who remains bullish on agriculture in the state. Ben Albritton, representative to the Florida … read more.
Another All-Star effort
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
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FPRA collects 216 Fill-A-Bags
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
Joann Sexton was near death following complications from a double-lung transplant. But, despite her own health issues, she was more worried about the 259 homeless students in the Lake Wales Charter Schools and more than 3,800 in the Polk County … read more.

Full of dogs and cats
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
Despite a couple of light rainfalls, it didn’t stop it from being very hot and very busy at the SPCA Animal Clinic Saturday. From noon and through most of the afternoon, 270 microchips were given to dogs and cats for … read more.

Signal to start working at Alturas Road
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
On State Road 60 at Alturas Road, there will be temporary lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week as crews extend turn lanes. The traffic signal is to begin controlling traffic this week so be prepared to … read more.

Democrats open three offices in Polk County
Wed  Jul 30 2014 08:00AM
The Polk County Democratic Executive Committee has opened three offices in Polk County in support of Democratic candidates in 2014 local, state and federal elections. “Polk County Democrats are going all-out to support our candidates in these crucial midterm elections,” … read more.

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Israel pushes deeper into Gaza
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally … read more.

S&P 500 has worst week in 2 years
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years. Investors found little reason to move money into stocks, faced … read more.

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at crash site
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:19AM
HRABOVE, Ukraine — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims’ belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member … read more.

Judge: Draw new map
Sat  Aug 2 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis wants the new map by Aug. 15, meaning … read more.

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