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LWHS Track and Field needs funds
Thu  Mar 5 2015 12:02PM
Ask Tavaris T. Johnson or Joe Settle what they are up to these days and they will tell you in a few words or less: they need help raising money … read more.
Best show ever!
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Artists and art lovers called the Lake Wales Arts Festival the best ever, despite chilly downpours on Saturday, Feb. 28 and warm, muggy weather on Sunday, March 1. “We had … read more.
Chalet Suzanne will rise again, in a book
Wed  Mar 4 2015 11:03AM
A day after an auction that drew more than 1,400 to Chalet Suzanne, the property’s former owners say they plan to write a cookbook featuring recipes from the famed restaurant. … read more.
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Bombers opens season this weekend
Thu  Feb 26 2015 12:00PM
The Lake Wales Bombers Baseball City League opens at the Northwest Complex, Frasier Field, this weekend. On Saturday, the following teams will be playing, starting at 9:30 a.m.: Ages 9-11, Instructional (Boys and Girls); 12-13, Instructional Competitive; 14-16, Junior Varsity. … read more.

Clerk’s office earns first accreditation
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Polk County Clerk of Courts Stacy Butterfield reports the Clerk’s Department of Inspector General earned its first accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. The CFA approved the accreditation in its most recent in Daytona Beach last month. … read more.

Mayor Fultz to Mimi: ‘I’m sorry’
Wed  Feb 25 2015 09:12AM
It’s not too often you hear a politician say ‘sorry’ but there are not too many Mimi Hardmans. Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz used the S word at last week’s city commission meeting, telling Hardman, the first lady of Lake … read more.

Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Polk State College-Lake Wales will host a lunchtime concert by Corrine Olivia at 12:30 p.m., March 4 at the Polk State JD Alexander Center, 152 E. Central Ave. Event is free and open to the public. Italian buffet with … read more.

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New Jersey officially announces $225M Exxon Mobil settlement
Thu  Mar 5 2015 01:55PM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has announced a settlement with Exxon Mobil that it says is the largest environmental settlement in state history, even though it is far less than the state initially sought. Acting Attorney General John J. … read more.

All-women’s Wellesley College to admit transgender students
Thu  Mar 5 2015 01:55PM
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women’s colleges that accept transgender students. President H. Kim Bottomly and trustees’ chairwoman Laura Daignault Gates said in a letter Wednesday that “Wellesley will consider for admission any … read more.

Legislator says power billing plan unfair to consumers
Thu  Mar 5 2015 01:55PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic state legislator says allowing power companies in Florida to bill customers for the cost of oil and gas exploration violates free market principles and cheats consumers. Rep. Dwight Dudley of St. Petersburg called Thursday … read more.

Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes 1st test
Thu  Mar 5 2015 01:55PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A landmark Utah proposal protecting gay and transgender individuals has passed its test at the state Legislature. A Republican-controlled state Senate committee voted unanimously Thursday morning to support the bill, sending it to the full … read more.

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