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LeRoy complaints unfounded
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:23AM
The nine complaints filed by an assistant superintendent were found unsubstantiated by a legal firm and cleared Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy of any illegal wrongdoing. However, the law firm expressed concern … read more.
Hope Now may get plug pulled
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:23AM
Polk County’s residents in need of drug rehab and employment assistance may go wanting again if the county pulls the plug on funding for Hope Now. Hope Now came under … read more.
Mardi Gras this weekend
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:23AM
Every February the streets of Lake Wales transform into that of New Orleans with its annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras celebration and parade. Colors of gold, green and purple glisten … read more.
School District earns accreditation
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Saying that this was “huge for the business community” as well as for the school district, Polk County Schools’ Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy relayed what getting the Polk County School District’s … read more.
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Freight zone could help on Northern Connector
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The Polk County Commission was expected Tuesday to OK plans to develop sections of the county as freight logistics zones in hopes of finding a way to pay for the $32 million Northern Connector highway that will link State Road … read more.

Expressway Authority now a fact
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
The Polk County Expressway Authority is now a fact. But that doesn’t mean it’s going anywhere because the Board of County Commissioners last week failed to name authority members do anything else to put the new agency into action. Commissioners … read more.

Polk Transportation Organization behind express authority
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
If silence is consent, then the Polk Transportation Organization Friday rubber stamped the county’s plan to create and expressway authority to pursue building the massive Central Polk Parkway, a project the state says can’t pay for the $1.5 billion it’ll … read more.

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Bill would put a stop to red-light cameras
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would bring the use of red-light cameras to a screeching halt received narrow support in a Senate committee Thursday after the sponsor argued cities and counties use the traffic enforcement devices to raise cash rather … read more.

UCF hit by data breach involving Social Security numbers
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — The University of Central Florida says a hacker has gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to former and current students and workers. UCF President John Hitt said Thursday in an online letter that school officials … read more.

Lottery winner must pay former boyfriend part of winnings
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
SANFORD (AP) — Jurors say a central Florida woman who won $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who had claimed he gave her the money to buy the ticket. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the … read more.

Central Florida man faces felony littering charge
Fri  Feb 5 2016 01:19AM
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (AP) — A central Florida man is facing felony littering charges after a contracting firm hired by Seminole County spent nine hours cleaning more than 31 tons of trash from his home. Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alan … read more.

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