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Good news: chocolate is good for you!
Wed  Jun 24 2015 11:21AM
Every so often, science discovers that there’s something that’s good for you besides strenuous exercise, ascetic living, and raw broccoli. Not often, mind you, but just often enough to keep … read more.
Remembering Pierce
Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
Dozens of older Polk County residents crowded the 1908 Courtroom at the Polk History Center Saturday to remember where they once lived, worked and played — a place that has … read more.
Leave the tree of yesterday, get an education
Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
“It is a shame,” James Arnold said. “All the cities in Polk County have a tree that they hang up under.” That was regarding a Family Coalition meeting where local … read more.

Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
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Pioneers honored at ceremony
Sat  Jun 20 2015 08:30AM
Joseph F. Darby Sr. and Bud Ennis were honored at the 41st Pioneer Luncheon Thursday for their contributions to Polk County and interviews with them will be on available at the Polk County History Center. In the annual gathering, Polk … read more.

Helping to ease the jurors
Sat  Jun 20 2015 08:30AM
Being called for jury duty can and often is an intimidating experience for many, said Stacy Butterfield, who heads the Clerk of the Courts department. So she, Taylor Benson, who handles public information responsibilities for the department, and Tina Hill, … read more.


Wed  Jun 24 2015 08:30AM
Wednesday, June 24 Prayer Vigil, 7:30 a.m., 6 p.m. For the victims of the shooting at Mother Emanuel AMEC Victims’ Families. Bethel AME Church, 2122 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Lakeland. Super Summer Show: Bit N Pieces of Puppet Theater, … read more.

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National Comedy Center promises laughs, learning
Mon  Jun 29 2015 01:19AM
JAMESTOWN, New York (AP) — Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage? It might not be a joke once the National Comedy Center opens its doors. Plans for the … read more.

30 monkeys freed from Puerto Rico primate research center
Mon  Jun 29 2015 01:19AM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities say more than two dozen monkeys have been set free in Puerto Rico after someone broke a lock on their enclosures at a primate research facility. Police say the roughly 30 rhesus macaques … read more.

‘Ted 2’ lags behind ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Inside Out’
Mon  Jun 29 2015 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs. Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted 2” opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers “Jurassic … read more.

Bethune-Cookman students participate in White House event
Mon  Jun 29 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A team of Bethune-Cookman University students was one of only 10 presenters recently during President’s Obama’s “National Week of Making” event at the White House. B-CU participated in the weeklong event in Washington, D.C. earlier this … read more.

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