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Sellers keeps seat on School Board
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:05AM
With most of Polk County’s election results in hand, it appeared late Tuesday that veteran Polk School Board Member Hazel Sellers would retain her District 3 seat on the School … read more.
Helms wins Group 16 judicial seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
In the end it came down to who voters felt most comfortable with in the race for the opening on the bench of 10th Circuit Group 16, and certain credentials … read more.
Incumbent Harris wins District 7 school board seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Incumbent Tim Harris of Lakeland, Polk County School board member running for the District 7 school board seat, won his third term with 53.75 percent of the vote in 162 … read more.
Third time is a charm for Wilson
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Lynn Wilson beat incumbent Debra Wright in a close race for the four-year Polk County School Board District 6. Serving southeast Polk County including Lake Wales, Frostproof and Eagle Lake, … read more.
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Haines City woman loses life in city crash
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM
Police believe a Haines City woman lost her life after an unknown medical episode preceded a single-car accident on South Charleston Avenue Sunday afternoon. Heather LeAnn McIntyre, 48, was the victim. According to reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, … read more.

Stormwater fee increase one step closer
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:50PM
An ordinance raising the city’s stormwater utility rates and changing the methodology for setting them received approval on its first reading from city commissioners during their meeting last Tuesday. If this ordinance is approved during its second reading at next … read more.

‘Gift to the world’
Fri  Aug 22 2014 03:48PM
Fireworks, purple sails, politicians and educators all were headliners at Saturday’s launch of Florida’s 12th university — Florida Polytechnic — located in north Polk County. Leading the A-listers in on the ‘Launch’ were Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott, Commissioner of Agriculture … read more.

Charley roared 10 years ago
Wed  Aug 13 2014 08:00AM
• Gov. Bush at the helm for Charley, Page 22 It was 10 years ago on Friday, Aug. 13, when Hurricane Charley came ashore, took a right turn into Charlotte Harbor and wreaked havoc on Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and … read more.

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Man caught killing, eating threatened tortoises
Thu  Aug 28 2014 09:25PM
MIAMI (Reuters) — Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said … read more.

Czech PM says would support NATO strengthening in the east
Thu  Aug 28 2014 09:25PM
PRAGUE (Reuters) — The Czech Republic would support NATO strengthening its military presence in its eastern European members, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka was quoted as saying on Thursday. “If Poland or the Baltic states would wish it, then we would … read more.

Cameron warns of economic threat from Scottish breakaway
Thu  Aug 28 2014 09:25PM
GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) — British Prime Minister David Cameron told Scots on Thursday that much of their industry and more than one million jobs could be put in jeopardy if they vote next month to leave the United Kingdom. In … read more.

Hamas leader: Gaza only ‘milestone to reaching our objective’
Thu  Aug 28 2014 09:25PM
DOHA (Reuters) — Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only “a milestone to reaching our objective”. Speaking at a … read more.

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