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Economic initiative publicly funded
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
When the Community Redevelopment Agency OK’d $1.006 million budget last week, there was a new expenditure of $45,000 it may not use, but it is a step in setting up … read more.
‘Quite a guy’
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Guy Bostick was remembered by his friends and colleagues for his wit, his intelligence and how he gave back to the community. “He was quite a guy,” Billy Simpson said … read more.
Lunsford: Continue the walk
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Katrina Lunsford, a pastor and bank commercial manager, says she has an understanding of race relations through both her vocations. She has things come a long way since she grew … read more.
Home opener set for Friday
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The friendly confines of Bartow Memorial Stadium will be a welcome sight for the players and fans of Bartow High School football. The Jackets opened the regular season last week … read more.
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Front Porch helping Keystone
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
In passing a budget last week, the Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency brought on a new partner to help it head in one solid direction as it said it wanted to do next year. The Keystone Challenge Fund got $30,000 to … read more.

A look at the Ladies
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
You don’t have to be a New York or Milan diva to know that fashion is everywhere … especially now as the fall season approaches and designers are preparing for the fall shows that will tell us what we’re expected … read more.

Night in White
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM

Holiday closings
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The following places are closed for Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day City of Bartow: Closed Bartow Public Library: Closed Sept. 5-Sept. 7 Bartow Garbage: Closed. Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday. Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Thursday’s and … read more.

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State, National and World News
Photographer describes ‘scream’ of migrant boy’s ‘silent body’
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
(CNN) — Nilufer Demir was crossing a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, on Wednesday when she saw him: a small boy in a red T-shirt, blue pants and black shoes, lying face-down in the sand. Waves lapped at his lifeless face. … read more.

Theater shooter received supportive letters, money in jail
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
DENVER (AP) — Strangers from across the world sent Colorado theater shooter James Holmes money, photos and supportive letters during his three years in a county jail. Prosecutors this week released 200 pages worth of mail sent to Holmes in … read more.

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law … read more.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous … read more.

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