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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Biosolids case set for hearing May 25
Thu  May 26 2016 10:21AM
Fort Meade will not allow Biosolids to continue paying lower wastewater rates while dumping more wastewater into the city’s system, City Attorney Tom Cloud stated at last week’s city commission … read more.
Byrd takes on the tiger
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
In perhaps the issue that affects the public school students the most, new Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd told people at the Tiger Bay meeting last week the weight of the end … read more.
VIPs honored by the Fort Meade Historical Museum
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
The Fort Meade Historical Museum honored some people last Thursday, their volunteers. Those volunteers having birthdays in the months of May, June and July were recognized for their service to … read more.
Streamsong a winner too with USGA event
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
The United States Golf Association will crown two new national champions today at Mosaic’s Streamsong Resort. But the winning team in the USGA’s second-ever national women’s amateur four-ball championship won’t … read more.
More Local News
Lindsey: More precautions needed
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
In a week and a day after it was proposed by a Polk County Commissioner at a regular board meeting, a street light was installed at the intersection on Clubhouse Road and Andros Boulevard in South Lakeland where a George … read more.

18 to fight the road ahead
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Eighteen people on Friday graduated from the Polk County Problem Solving overcoming alcohol and drug addictions and they were told at the ceremony at the Polk County Courthouse that a lot still lies ahead of them. “This is our 16th … read more.


Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM

holiday closings

Bartow City Hall and public library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The library will also be closed on Saturday, May 28.

Lake Wales City Hall is closed Monday, May 30. The library is closed Saturday, May 28 …

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Looking to fight obesity
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
If you want to drop weight and encourage others to join in the fight, all you have to do is follow the orange bag. Formeka John is tired of being overweight — obese actually — and she believes it has … read more.

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State, National and World News
Tropical Storm Bonnie ruins long weekend on Carolina beaches
Sat  May 28 2016 09:24PM
Tropical Storm Bonnie ruins long weekend on Carolina beaches CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie formed Saturday afternoon off the coast of South Carolina as heavy rains from the system ruined the start of the long holiday weekend. Top … read more.

Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure
Sat  May 28 2016 09:24PM
By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo’s director said. Authorities … read more.

NASA successfully inflates new space station room
Sat  May 28 2016 09:22PM
By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts. The operation took much longer than expected, … read more.

AP-NORC Poll: Voters interested, not excited about election
Sat  May 28 2016 09:22PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Mary Heintzelman shakes her head in disgust over the presidential election. “I don’t think we have a candidate that’s really suitable to be president in either party,” says Heintzelman, an administrative assistant from Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Her … read more.

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