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What to do with the waste
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
With hunting season almost here, Polk County’s woods will soon be filled with hunters, bagging their limits in turkey, deer and wild hogs. And, because many bag their limit each … read more.

Tue  Sep 9 2014 12:51PM
Final reunion marked with memories
Tue  Sep 2 2014 01:00PM
The room in which the final reunion of Ben Hill Griffin employees hummed with activity as a number of women — occasionally aided by the few men present, as well … read more.
Cheers, jeers greet pot debators
Tue  Sep 2 2014 09:39AM
Orlando lawyer John “For the People” Morgan and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd squared off Thursday in an Amendment 2 forum that drew both jeers and cheers from the standing … read more.
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Privatizing for subs seems to be working
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Polk County School Board’s test run for privatization of its system for substitute teachers is working. It’s working so well, the board will be asked at its next meeting to make the three-month test an annual contract. Brian Warren, … read more.

Doors start to change in Bartow
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
There were about 100 people gathered in front of the L.B. Brown House at 7:30 a.m. in Bartow and they were prepared to paint. Doors 2 Change, a nonprofit organization, is a program that helps citizens, businesses, churches, clubs and … read more.

Photographer Ward to give lecture about wildlife
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The 2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition caught the imagination of conservationists, lovers of nature, and ordinary citizens, as a small team of explorers traveled a thousand miles in a hundred days through the heart of wild Florida. Internationally acclaimed environmental … read more.

Bulldogs continue winning ways against Avon Park
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
Since 2005, Frostproof has only lost to Avon Park once during the regular football season. That streak easily remained in tact as the Bulldogs opened their 2014 season on the road Friday night against the Red Devils, posting a rain-shortened … read more.

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Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:19AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola … read more.

‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 … read more.

Pensacola celebrates 100 years of Naval aviation
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:19AM
PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panhandle city long known as “The Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is celebrating 100 years of training the Navy’s top pilots. Pensacola Naval Air Station hosted a black-tie gala Saturday night to … read more.

Libertarian an alternative in governor’s race
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Beer containers aren’t usually a topic in Florida gubernatorial races, but for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie the state’s ban on small brewers filling half-gallon jugs illustrates how regulations reward campaign contributors and stifle competitors. Sipping … read more.

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