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Chop down your Christmas
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
Bidding farewell to veteran
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
New nursing home moving ahead
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
Bartow City Commissioners have unanimously OK’d the development of a 55-room nursing home. Balaji of Polk County LLC has requested 1.72 acres on the south side of Lucille Street south … read more.
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More to review
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
While the Polk County School Board is still dealing with the aftermath of the recent lockdown drill at a Winter Haven middle school where armed officers entered the school with weapons at the ready, the Bartow Police Department is also … read more.

Two-star general named to BHS Hall of Fame
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
Maj. Gen. Kelsie Loomis Reaves, a graduate of the Summerlin Institute Class of 1933, has been selected for induction into the Bartow High School Hall of Fame. The induction will take place next April 14 at the school’s annual Top … read more.

Susan McManus: Unmet expectations doomed Crist
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
S.L. Frisbie, who moderates the monthly Tiger Bay of Polk County sessions, is well-known for his gentle, often tongue-in-cheek self-deprecatory humor. To many who attended the Tuesday, Nov. 18 luncheon, he may have outdone himself in his introduction of Susan … read more.

Magic on Main
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
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US stock market inches to record
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market eked out another record close on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy and some corporate earnings. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in … read more.

Obama pardons Mac and Cheese
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table. In the spirit of the holiday, Obama on Wednesday took … read more.

Snowstorm hampers travel
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
MINEOLA, N.Y. — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. By … read more.

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
Thu  Nov 27 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. Weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the Labor Department said … read more.

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