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Relief from heat goes viral
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
On July 18 the temperature in Columbia, S.C., was 98 degrees. Up to 2,000 of members of the Ku Klux Klan and other protesters gathered over taking away the Confederate … read more.
City: No deal to county proposal for fire coverage
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales recently turned down a possible deal with Polk County for some fire protection services outside the city limits, a deal that was offered after officials here approved a … read more.
Roundtable: Service has to be paid for
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Fire assessment fees have been hot buttons for municipal governments across Polk County as elected officials wrestle with budgets and look for ways to economize without cutting services. Lakeland recently … read more.
Heartland papers wins 16 state press awards
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Of the 16 awards the Sun’s Polk County newspapers were given from the Florida Press Association, 10 were for first place, three were second place and three were third place. … read more.
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‘Bring the World Home’ through student exchange
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
Have you ever wondered how to bring a bit of the world home? iE-USA can help do that. International Experience USA is a non-profit high school student exchange organization approved by the U.S. Department of State and can place international … read more.

Oil spill settlement coming soon
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County School Board learned this week that the $1.5 million in BP oil spill reparations will be heading into their coffers earlier than expected, but they haven’t decided what to spend it on because they’ve been forbidden to … read more.

Consultant: Rezoning will ease overcrowding
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County School Board Tuesday decided to consider a contract with an Ohio consulting firm to lay the ground work for a countywide rezoning of school attendance areas which spell out where each child goes to school. The move … read more.

Lake Wales hoop star wants title shot
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Amar’e Stoudemire wants to win a championship, and he’s now willing to take less money and a reduced role to do it. Perhaps sensing his opportunity for being a major contributor on a contending team slipping away, Stoudemire agreed to … read more.

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State, National and World News
Parents give daughter, 5, visual bucket list after diagnosis
Mon  Aug 3 2015 01:19AM
BELLVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old in central Ohio have created a visual bucket list for their daughter after she was diagnosed with a condition that will eventually cause her to go blind. Elizabeth “Lizzy” Myers, of … read more.

Cake: The new favorite mode for American political debate?
Mon  Aug 3 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone’s happy. But sometimes customers and bakers have clashed over … read more.

Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches
Mon  Aug 3 2015 01:19AM
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico. There were no injuries or deaths from the blasts outside Calvary … read more.

Israeli premier vows ‘zero tolerance’ for Jewish extremists
Mon  Aug 3 2015 01:19AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s security cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have “zero tolerance” for Jewish extremists. The tough talk follows a pair of attacks last week … read more.

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