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Parking garage started
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
When Thanksgiving week started, people who had business at the county courthouse, or were coming to work there or at the county administration building, were bound to be at their … read more.
Cut your own tree
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The weather should be perfect on Saturday for the hardy and adventurous souls who will be trekking through the Lake Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on the … read more.
Gas prices tumble for turkey day
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The average price of gasoline plunged 11 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.14 a gallon. “Motorists are saving around $11 for a full tank of gas compared to … read more.
Sheriff’s Office pet fest coming
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Be sure to mark 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, for the PCSO Annual Pet Fest. The event, which runs until 4 p.m., will be held at the Animal Control facility … read more.
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Holiday Closings
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Bartow City Hall is closed on Thursday and Friday as is the Bartow Public Library. Both will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30. Bartow garbage is closed Thursday, Nov. 26. Thursday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Friday’s schedule will remain the … read more.

Another hope for greening
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
After a decade of battling the highly destructive citrus greening bacterium, researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences revealed Monday they have developed genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to greening, and have … read more.

Road construction this week
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
On U.S. 98 Peace River Trail in Fort Meade crews are constructing the trail and timber bridges through Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area between U.S. 98 and Mount Pisgah Road. Project improvements include constructing a compacted coquina shell path, two … read more.

Putnam provides Black Friday, Cyber Monday tips
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
In advance of the largest shopping day of the year, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam encourages consumers to equip themselves with the knowledge they need to avoid scams and identity theft. “While sales abound on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, … read more.

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Suspected robber sorry about holiday heist
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:02PM
DELAND (AP) — Police say a Florida man charged with robbery told a convenience store clerk he was sorry about committing the alleged crime around the Thanksgiving holiday. WESH 2 News in Orlando reported that Brian McCoy, 27, of Deltona, … read more.

Records: New university pays $200K for public relations firm
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:02PM
LAKELAND (AP) — Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 — 16 months before the school opened. Bills obtained by The Lakeland Ledger in … read more.

Jacksonville zoo gets new elephant
Thu  Nov 26 2015 08:02PM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A new female African elephant has joined the herd at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The zoo announced that Thandi, who is about 34 years old, arrived earlier this month from The National Elephant Center in central … read more.

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