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Girl follows family tradition
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:31AM
Thousands of people crowded the Polk County Youth Fair grounds on Sunday, filling the arena for the market hog shows. Hogs were lined up row by row in the barn … read more.
Bowlegs battle was all about the cattle
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:31AM
Jacob Summerlin is known for a lot of things for his colorful history in our area, but one of the most unusual might be the Battle of Bowlegs Creek, Polk … read more.
A new kind of school going up
Sat  Jan 24 2015 08:30AM
The newest Polk County school, to be built in the Four Corners area of northeast Polk, will be a departure from most county schools. The new school will be three … read more.
Planners think big for park plan
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
A proposed expansion of Fort Meade’s Outdoor Recreation area has planners thinking big, city officials learned last week. The Historic Fort Meade Outpost, a proposed outdoor recreation area, has been … read more.
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Streamsong already on the grow, adding third course
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
If folks wondered how successful Mosaic’s Streamsong Golf resort might be, they can stop wondering. The phosphate giant announced Tuesday that they are getting ready to break ground on a third 18-hole championship golf course. And they may not stop … read more.

‘Cracker Tenor’ to be featured at Bowlegs festival
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Florida’s renowned “Cracker Tenor” will be one of the featured entertainers at next weekend’s Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival at the Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area. “I am often asked what type of music that I play. Well, the … read more.

Urine troubles, what to look for
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:30AM
Because most pets live inside our houses, it is important for them to be house trained. We expect our dogs to tell us when they need to go outside to do their business. And we want our cats to use … read more.

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Russian woman arrested after giving information to Ukraine
Thu  Jan 29 2015 03:44PM
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has arrested a mother of seven on treason charges for providing Ukraine with information on Russian troop movements. Moscow’s Lefortovsky court put Svetlana Davydova in custody last week on the charges, which carry a … read more.

A sneaky snake: Teams hunt for rock pythons in Everglades
Thu  Jan 29 2015 03:44PM
MIAMI (AP) — For all the danger posed to Florida’s Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there’s one thing researchers don’t want to know: how they would interact with another python species that threatens to move into the same territory. The … read more.

NASA remembering 17 astronauts killed in the line of duty
Thu  Jan 29 2015 03:44PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — NASA is remembering 17 astronauts who were killed in the line of duty and dozens more who have died since the agency’s beginning. Dozens of people attended a remembrance ceremony Thursday at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight … read more.

Disney pulls Starbucks mug from Epcot shelves
Thu  Jan 29 2015 03:44PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney officials have pulled an Epcot-themed Starbucks mug from the shelves because it included the purple-striped monorail which was retired after a crash between two trains killed an employee. The Orlando Sentinel reports the Starbucks mug … read more.

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