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LWHS Track and Field needs funds
Thu  Mar 5 2015 12:02PM
Ask Tavaris T. Johnson or Joe Settle what they are up to these days and they will tell you in a few words or less: they need help raising money … read more.
Best show ever!
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Artists and art lovers called the Lake Wales Arts Festival the best ever, despite chilly downpours on Saturday, Feb. 28 and warm, muggy weather on Sunday, March 1. “We had … read more.
Chalet Suzanne will rise again, in a book
Wed  Mar 4 2015 11:03AM
A day after an auction that drew more than 1,400 to Chalet Suzanne, the property’s former owners say they plan to write a cookbook featuring recipes from the famed restaurant. … read more.
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Bombers opens season this weekend
Thu  Feb 26 2015 12:00PM
The Lake Wales Bombers Baseball City League opens at the Northwest Complex, Frasier Field, this weekend. On Saturday, the following teams will be playing, starting at 9:30 a.m.: Ages 9-11, Instructional (Boys and Girls); 12-13, Instructional Competitive; 14-16, Junior Varsity. … read more.

Clerk’s office earns first accreditation
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
Polk County Clerk of Courts Stacy Butterfield reports the Clerk’s Department of Inspector General earned its first accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. The CFA approved the accreditation in its most recent in Daytona Beach last month. … read more.

Mayor Fultz to Mimi: ‘I’m sorry’
Wed  Feb 25 2015 09:12AM
It’s not too often you hear a politician say ‘sorry’ but there are not too many Mimi Hardmans. Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz used the S word at last week’s city commission meeting, telling Hardman, the first lady of Lake … read more.


Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:30AM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Polk State College-Lake Wales will host a lunchtime concert by Corrine Olivia at 12:30 p.m., March 4 at the Polk State JD Alexander Center, 152 E. Central Ave. Event is free and open to the public. Italian buffet with … read more.

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Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The military commander of al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters. State-run news agency SANA said … read more.

Envelopes with white powder found at Canadian offices
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — Authorities in Quebec launched an investigation after envelopes containing a suspicious white powder were found Thursday in the district offices of at least two Conservative Canadian cabinet ministers. A government official later said the powder sent to … read more.

Cardinal Egan, retired NY archbishop, dies at age 82
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died … read more.

Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast
Fri  Mar 6 2015 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia. By midday Thursday, a strong … read more.

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