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Seniors with golden guns
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
It wasn’t the OK Corral, but it was definitely a shoot-out ... For the first time, nearly four dozen shooters took aim at a medal, gold, silver or bronze at … read more.
School Board reluctantly addresses issue
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Nathaly Encarnacion went to last week’s Polk County School Board meeting seeking for members to acknowledge support for the gay community and for disciplinary action against a bus driver who … read more.
Un-parade’s reputation continues growing
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW — The reputation of Bartow’s St. Patrick’s Day “Un-parade” now stretches beyond its borders, as it has for quite some time and this year was not any different in … read more.
Impasse continues between teachers, district
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
School Board Member Billy Townsend said at the March 14 meeting to lock in place the contract the District and the Polk Education Association has in place now, except for … read more.
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Fultz seeking third term
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Lake Wales Mayor Seat 1 Mission Having served as the Mayor of Lake Wales for four years, Eugene Fultz has overseen much economic growth and development, and he hopes to oversee even more with a third term. Under his past … read more.

Bowlin wants to drain the swamp
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Lake Wales Mayor Seat 1 Mission While the current mayor claims the city is doing fine, his opponent, Ed Bowlin, claims otherwise, and feels that he’s the man to steer it in the right direction. As a local political activist, … read more.

City must entice economic growth
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
City Commission Seat 4 Mission When Jack Van Sickle first left the city commission in 2011 after serving four years, he left the city with a well-funded management reserve, control over its debts, and several major projects underway, he said. … read more.

Stewart wants to be the people’s voice
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
City Commission Seat 4 Mission As a lawyer, Flora “Tonya” Stewart has always fought hard for her clients to ensure that their needs are met and that they receive the justice they deserve. Stewart wants to transfer her experience from … read more.

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State, National and World News
House passes bill that gives terrorism victims right to sue
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida House members have passed a bill that would give individuals injured by an act of terrorism the right to sue for damages. The House unanimously approved the measure (HB 65) on Thursday. It would allow victims … read more.

Florida teens accused of striking deputy with stolen SUV
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three Florida teens face multiple charges after hitting a sheriff’s deputy with a stolen SUV and then hiding in a nearby landfill. Orange County Sheriff’s officials say the deputy was working an off-duty detail … read more.

Florida cities among the biggest population gainers
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Three metro areas in Florida were among the nation’s 10 biggest gainers in the number of people moving there last year, and another three Florida metro areas were in the top 10 for overall growth rates. The … read more.

Florida House votes again to repeal red-light cameras
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida House is trying again this year to end the use of red-light cameras in the state, but it’s not clear if the proposal will become law. The House on Thursday voted 91-22 in favor of … read more.

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