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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.

Tue  Sep 9 2014 12:51PM
Final reunion marked with memories
Tue  Sep 2 2014 01:00PM
The room in which the final reunion of Ben Hill Griffin employees hummed with activity as a number of women — occasionally aided by the few men present, as well … 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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Privatizing for subs seems to be working
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The Polk County School Board’s test run for privatization of its system for substitute teachers is working. It’s working so well, the board will be asked at its next meeting to make the three-month test an annual contract. Brian Warren, … read more.

Doors start to change in Bartow
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
There were about 100 people gathered in front of the L.B. Brown House at 7:30 a.m. in Bartow and they were prepared to paint. Doors 2 Change, a nonprofit organization, is a program that helps citizens, businesses, churches, clubs and … read more.

Photographer Ward to give lecture about wildlife
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
The 2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition caught the imagination of conservationists, lovers of nature, and ordinary citizens, as a small team of explorers traveled a thousand miles in a hundred days through the heart of wild Florida. Internationally acclaimed environmental … read more.

Bulldogs continue winning ways against Avon Park
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
Since 2005, Frostproof has only lost to Avon Park once during the regular football season. That streak easily remained in tact as the Bulldogs opened their 2014 season on the road Friday night against the Red Devils, posting a rain-shortened … read more.

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Dunkin’ Donuts tests recyclable plastic cups as foam loses favor
Thu  Sep 18 2014 09:49PM
CHICAGO (Bloomberg) — Dunkin’ Donuts, looking to phase out its signature foam cups, is testing recyclable-plastic versions to see if they can withstand temperatures of 200 degrees Fahrenheit while helping preserve the environment. Stores recently started using polypropylene hot-coffee cups … read more.

Second British hostage seized by Islamic State appears in new video
Thu  Sep 18 2014 09:49PM
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that … read more.

Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital
Thu  Sep 18 2014 09:49PM
TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for … read more.

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
Thu  Sep 18 2014 09:49PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for … read more.

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