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Williams: Dialogue started
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
At age 79, John Arrowood, who is part-Cherokee, has lived long enough to see the divisions created by prejudice. Having lived through the Civil Rights era, it was common for … read more.
Go back in time
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
It’s almost time to head back in time again … to revisit the Good Ol’ Days at Homeland Heritage Park on Saturday, April 18. Kicking off at 10 a.m., the … read more.
Inaugural ‘Moonlight and Music’ event may pave way for more
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
What started off as a passing thought in a Polk County commissioner’s mind a few months ago has blossomed into what will be a first for Fort Meade starting 5:30 … read more.
A ‘serendipitous gift’
Thu  Apr 9 2015 10:44AM
Fort Meade Middle High School’s Future Farmers of America program is reeling in its good fortune — what was once thought of as a relatively minor windfall wound up to … read more.
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Sheriff wins juvenile jail lawsuit
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office won a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center had filed against it in which it claimed mistreatment and harsh conditions and a lack of rehabilitation by the PCSO for juveniles at the county jail in … read more.

Fort Meade gains bus routes
Thu  Apr 9 2015 10:44AM
Polk County’s bus system took a major hit when voters rejected a 1 cent sales tax last year, but while some areas of Polk are preparing to lose service, some will gain, such as Fort Meade, which will get more … read more.

Polk State criminal justice teach-in April 24
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Students will have the opportunity to learn about criminal justice from professionals working in the field during Polk State’s second-annual Criminal Justice Teach-In on April 24. “This is a unique opportunity for students who are planning to enter any area … read more.

Concert to help cancer victim
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
There will be a benefit concert Saturday for Robert Mosier, who is suffering from cancer. Among the performers participating will be The Bobbitts. They are fixing up a bus to make the trip from Arkansas and then immediately driving back … read more.

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Funding firestorm
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Gov. Rick Scott is comparing the Obama administration to the Sopranos and accusing the president of not caring for low-income families, even as the Republican governor refuses to expand Medicaid insurance to more than 800,000 low-income families. … read more.

Greek talks shake stock markets
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Greece could default and abandon the euro is rattling global financial markets. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making little progress sent European stock markets down sharply on Friday, and … read more.

Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a “ratification of the status quo.” The … read more.

Adventurous raccoon makes 58-story climb up Toronto crane
Sat  Apr 18 2015 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 698 feet up a downtown skyscraper. Social media was a-buzz with a photo of the furry adventurer peering from between the metallic rungs … read more.

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