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Church gives in to pressure
Tue  Sep 9 2014 09:23AM
The medical marijuana production plant will not be a reality in Lake Wales. The congregation of Bethel Baptist Church took a second vote Sept. 7, resulting in a 5-3 vote … read more.
Check out what’s happening on S.R. 60
Thu  Sep 4 2014 09:22AM
Thursday, Lake Wales residents, motorists and trucking concerns will get their first look at the roundabout proposed by the Florida Department of Transportation for the intersection of State Road 60 … read more.
An Icy Challenge
Thu  Sep 4 2014 09:22AM
Ridge Organic Gardening meets
Thu  Sep 4 2014 09:22AM
The next meeting of the Ridge Organic Gardening council will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 at the Care Center Youth Coffee House in downtown Lake Wales. The address … read more.
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Central Avenue in Lake Wales closed after fatal accident
Mon  Sep 15 2014 03:45PM
The Lake Wales Police Department is working a fatal single car accident on Central Avenue in Lake Wales between U.S. Highway 27 and U.S. Highway 60. Investigators from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene to investigate. Central … read more.

Highlanders down Jenkins 47-10
Sat  Sep 6 2014 08:00AM
LAKELAND – The Lake Wales Highlanders improved to 2-0 with 47-10 win over George Jenkins Friday night. LWHS dominated the game though it gave up a rare pair of safeties. Most of the fourth quarter was run under the mercy … read more.


P5X employment event planned Thursday
Wed  Sep 10 2014 08:00AM
According to the Help Wanted OnLine Ads report released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on Friday, Polk County saw an increase of 11.2 percent in job postings in August 2014 from August 2013. This increase in demand for … 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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