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Florida mandates monitoring of all returning from Ebola areas
Wed  Oct 29 2014 09:44AM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order on Saturday mandating that anyone returning to Florida from Ebola-affected countries receive twice-daily monitoring for 21 days. The Florida Department of Health … read more.
GOP sets sights on House supermajority
Wed  Oct 29 2014 09:40AM
TALLAHASSEE — For Republicans in the Florida House, five is the magic number. That’s how many seats the GOP needs to flip to have a veto-proof majority in the lower … read more.
Forum gets discussion going
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
It seems it may have been a good thing for the mayor of Lake Wales, Gene Fultz, to call a forum in which the Lake Wales Charter School system and … read more.

Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
TODAY Italian Night Dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday beginning at the American Legion Post 71 at 43 W. Park St., in Lake Wales. The $10 per person … read more.
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Republic Services “FALL’ curbside cleanup schedule
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
The following schedule lists the date in “only” the municipalities listed. The Fall curbside cleanups are contracted by the municipality. Curbside cleanups are within the city limits of each City or Town. Mulberry – Saturday – November 1, 2014 Polk … read more.

Thieves targeting utility trailers in Polk County
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Forget your wallet or cell phone Polk County thieves have their eye on something bigger: utility trailers. Eleven trailers have been stolen in the last two months in eastern Polk for resale or parts. The trailers, which can cost between … read more.

Maggard is Pioneer of the Year
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
The Pioneer of the Year for 2014 is Jim Maggard, a local business owner, who has organized the Antique Car Parade and Show for Pioneer Days for 39 years. Maggard moved to Lake Wales with his wife Sue and a … read more.


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Walmart tests matching prices with online rivals
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors … read more.

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers. The order sent Thursday makes 36 separate requests for information … read more.

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said. The development followed heavy overnight clashes … read more.

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
Fri  Oct 31 2014 01:19AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. Back when the extremists took over the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, police Col. Mohammed Hassan was among … read more.

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