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Polk newspapers earn 17 awards in state contest
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
The Polk County community newspapers of the Sun Coast Media Group won 17 awards in the Florida Press Association Better Weekly newspaper contest. The papers won four first places for … read more.
LWHS new band director launches program
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
Andrew Allen is the new Lake Wales High School band director. A professional recording and performing musician who, for the last three years has found time to teach percussion at … read more.
Chalet Suzanne was born in a softer, gentler, more relaxing era
Mon  Jul 21 2014 04:21PM
Chalet Suzanne is closing after 83 years, says the Hinshaw family who has lived, worked, created, loved and cherished the property in Lake Wales. Think back to the 1930s when … read more.
New LW Chamber director introduced to community
Thu  Jul 10 2014 07:32PM
Kevin Kieft was introduced to the Lake Wales community Thursday night. The new Lake Wales Chamber and EDC executive director was greeted with enthusiasm at the reception held in his … read more.
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Annual yard sale collecting goods
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:17AM
The seventh annual Crickette Club Yard Sale is coming in just a few weeks and the club is collecting goods for it now. Open on Monday evenings, people can drop off items for the sale at the Girl Scout house … read more.

Recipe for success
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
A recent $3,400 donation from the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, proceeds from the third annual Carillon Classic 5K, will ensure more kids get the help they need today and hope for tomorrow. “We’re very … read more.

County judge to address relationship with bailiff
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
A Polk County judge, accused last year of inappropriate behavior with a bailiff, has been given 20 days to respond to the allegations by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, according to paperwork posted Monday on the Florida Supreme Court website. … read more.

Applications for Woman of the Year being accepted
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wants your nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award. Since 1985, this award has recognized 30 women who have made a significant contribution to Florida agriculture. Recipients of … read more.

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Wall Street stocks slip
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing … read more.

Gaza death toll mounts
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza’s Hamas rulers signaled they won’t agree to an unconditional … read more.

Ukraine rebels release bodies
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
HRABOVE, Ukraine — Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts … read more.

Widow: Jury sent tobacco firm $23B message
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won’t see much if any of the money. … read more.

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