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Ross: We should not declare war
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross said he doesn’t think the United States should declare war on ISIS, but with the U.S. House of Representatives debating that option this week after the … read more.
‘Dancing Under the Stars’ packs Civic Center
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
Almost 300 people attended “Dancing Under the Stars” on Friday, Sept. 12, an event organizers deemed an overwhelming success for the Bartow Kiwanis Club. In addition to dancing, with music … read more.
Carnival is coming
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
In the original Star Trek series, an away team was told in an episode that “everyone goes to carnival.” At the Monday, Sept. 15 weekly Crickette Club meeting, members chanted … 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, … read more.
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Bartow shuts out Lake Region, 30-0
Mon  Sep 15 2014 11:19PM
The Bartow Yellow Jackets hit the road for the first time in the 2014 season, making a short trip to visit the Lake Region Thunder. Both teams were looking for their first win on the season. Coaches were keeping an … read more.

Longtime business, museum move downtown
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
One of the “best kept secrets” in Bartow perhaps gained more exposure Thursday when a ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 11, welcomed Luster-All Pastoral Civic and Cultural Center to downtown Bartow. Now situated at 125 S. Central Ave., it had … read more.

Harris returning to Bartow
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
A year after Richard C. Harris told Bartow residents to make it happen at the Diversity Luncheon, he struck such a chord that the chamber felt like he had to come back. “He didn’t finish his story, said Virginia Condello, … read more.

Guardian ad Litem honors volunteers
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
Beth Charlier asked a simple question to the young female signing in at the registration table. “Are you a Guardian or a guest?” Charlier asked. The question was being asked of everyone attending a special program of the Guardian ad … read more.

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State, National and World News
House OKs Syria plan
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the … read more.

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an … read more.

East Ukraine casualties rise as rebels reject deal
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russia rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of … read more.

Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. After drifting along for most of … read more.

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