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City, Biosolids meet to address smell issues
Fri  Sep 12 2014 04:34PM
(UPDATE: Tuesday night, the city commission unanimously voted to seek legal means to shut down the Schwing Bioset sludge plant in Fort Meade. The meeting was held too late to … read more.
US 17 crash claims Fort Meade man
Fri  Sep 12 2014 04:32PM
A Fort Meade man lost his life in a one-car accident sometime early last weekend on U.S. 17 south of Bartow. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was … read more.
What to do with the waste
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
With hunting season almost here, Polk County’s woods will soon be filled with hunters, bagging their limits in turkey, deer and wild hogs. And, because many bag their limit each … read more.
Cheers, jeers greet pot debators
Tue  Sep 2 2014 09:39AM
Orlando lawyer John “For the People” Morgan and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd squared off Thursday in an Amendment 2 forum that drew both jeers and cheers from the standing … read more.
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School Resource Officer resigns following complaints
Fri  Sep 12 2014 04:34PM
Complaints lodged against Fort Meade School Resource Officer Kevin O’Neal have lead to his resignation from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. O’Neal submitted his letter Sept. 3, with the resignation to be effective Sept. 17. A spokesperson for the Polk … read more.

Miners top rivals Hardee 26-9
Sat  Sep 6 2014 08:00AM
The Fort Meade Miners fought very hard and outlasted arch rival the Hardee Wildcats persevering with 26-9 victory in a packed Emory C. Lamb Stadium. A barn burner would be the correct term for the first 40 minutes of the … read more.

16 percent of voters turnout for primary
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
Though most voters in Polk County sent in early ballots the results show after Tuesday’s election, only 16 percent of the voters cast ballots in the primary election here. In all, 56,952 voted of the 354,241 eligible to vote. That … read more.

Library without books debuts
Fri  Aug 29 2014 04:24PM
The library opening with the first day of classes at Florida’s newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs — but not a single book. A fully digital library is among the futuristic features of Florida Polytechnic … read more.

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Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small firms slump
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. Fed policymakers start a two-day meeting on Tuesday and … read more.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 … read more.

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders … read more.

Medals of Honor
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their … read more.

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