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Mom who drove kids into ocean coming here
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
A South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Daytona Beach surf last year is being moved from a state psychiatric center to a program run by a … read more.
Marijuana dispensary would be on State Road 60
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Armored cars ferrying pounds of pot products — with names like “Stinky Purple” — from Pensacola to Miami. Cannabis advertised on billboards throughout the state by companies linked … read more.
Everyone ‘to get a piece of the pie’
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
It was apparently a successful first year for the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center in Winter Haven, but the significant economic impact for the surrounding area is likely still to … read more.
Farewell, friend
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
“Giving” was the word repeated most often to describe Sylvia Hitchcock Carson as hundreds of family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate the life of on Saturday, Aug. 29 at … read more.
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LWMC gift shop honors retired long-time volunteers
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Martha Carter, Robert Cramer and Barbara Reeves are volunteers who recently retired after many years of service to the hospital gift shop at the Lake Wales Medical Center. The gift shop auxiliary held a luncheon at Lake Ashton Grille on … read more.

Partially deaf pianist performing at Arts Center
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center will present a free concert by pianist Jonathan Reed, who infuses hope into every note he plays — even the ones he can’t hear. Reed began playing the piano 23 years ago. Today, he … read more.

More veterans outreach next week
Tue  Sep 1 2015 12:58PM
Outreach efforts to veterans in east Polk County were so successful last week that two more events are on the calendar next week. Representatives from the Polk County Veterans Service office will be at the Lake Wales VFW post on … read more.

Lunsford: Continue the walk
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Katrina Lunsford, a pastor and bank commercial manager, says she has an understanding of race relations through both her vocations. She has things come a long way since she grew up in the 1970s in Avon Park, but people have … read more.

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Photographer describes ‘scream’ of migrant boy’s ‘silent body’
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
(CNN) — Nilufer Demir was crossing a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, on Wednesday when she saw him: a small boy in a red T-shirt, blue pants and black shoes, lying face-down in the sand. Waves lapped at his lifeless face. … read more.

Theater shooter received supportive letters, money in jail
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
DENVER (AP) — Strangers from across the world sent Colorado theater shooter James Holmes money, photos and supportive letters during his three years in a county jail. Prosecutors this week released 200 pages worth of mail sent to Holmes in … read more.

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law … read more.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous … read more.

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