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Should pot law be in state constitution?
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Much of the arguments on the amendment concerning medical marijuana are about whether this is a stepping stone to marijuana becoming a decriminalized drug in the future. Opponents of the … read more.
Stolen car leads to chase
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:22PM
A vehicle reported stolen in Mulberry ended up being chased through Fort Meade last Tuesday, Oct. 7, with three suspects ultimately apprehended just over the Hardee County line. According to … read more.
History of Homeland
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
With many people who tell stories year after year about ghosts and goblins at the Cracker Storytelling Festival, there was one who did something a little different this year. In … read more.
Battle lines drawn in county sales tax debate
Wed  Oct 15 2014 08:00AM
As election day looms the debate over a new sales tax rate to fund transit and infrastructure improvements in Polk County is getting more heated with both sides turning up … read more.
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Miners win a barn burner over Frostproof
Sat  Oct 25 2014 08:30AM
The Fort Meade Miners kept their football post-season hopes alive Friday night, while at the same time officially squashing those of the Frostproof Bulldogs. The traditional rivalry game was a back and fourth slugfest all night long, with the Miners … read more.

Miners must recover from first setback quickly
Thu  Oct 2 2014 03:32PM
In a rivalry game one must throw records out and any team can come out on top. One could also argue in the state of Florida a 3A team shouldn’t play on the same field as a 7A team. Of … read more.

Hundreds ‘Stride Against Breast Cancer’
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
“This time I am going to kick its butt.” So said Nancy Morrison, a three-time breast cancer survivor who turned out Oct. 25 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, one of the final breast cancer awareness walks in the tri-county … read more.

Road work this week
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
On U.S. 98 from east of Hendry Avenue to west of Edgewood Drive in City of Ft. Meade there will be daytime lane closures as crews clean up along the eastbound lanes. Work on this project consists of drainage improvements, … read more.

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Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:46PM
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections. In a common statement Thursday after their meeting in Bratislava, the ministers … read more.

Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:46PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities on Thursday found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar, an official said. Faleh al-Issawi, a councilman in the Anbar provincial government, said … read more.

Surgery for 1 Marysville school shooting victim
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:46PM
SEATTLE (AP) — One of the students wounded in last Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School is undergoing surgery Thursday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The hospital says 14-year-old Nate Hatch is having planned surgery to repair his jaw. … read more.

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school
Thu  Oct 30 2014 01:46PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer’s Israel-Hamas war. UNRWA says Malala is donating all of … read more.

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