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Sellers keeps seat on School Board
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:05AM
With most of Polk County’s election results in hand, it appeared late Tuesday that veteran Polk School Board Member Hazel Sellers would retain her District 3 seat on the School … read more.
Incumbent Harris wins District 7 school board seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Incumbent Tim Harris of Lakeland, Polk County School board member running for the District 7 school board seat, won his third term with 53.75 percent of the vote in 162 … read more.
Third time is a charm for Wilson
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Lynn Wilson beat incumbent Debra Wright in a close race for the four-year Polk County School Board District 6. Serving southeast Polk County including Lake Wales, Frostproof and Eagle Lake, … read more.
LWCS receive backpacks for students in need
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
The Lake Wales Medical Center employees donated 89 backpacks to the Lake Wales Charter Schools for children in need for the upcoming school year. “Every department participated,” said Paula Alford, … read more.
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LWCS, LWFD conduct practice bus fire drill
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
Yes, it was a fire drill. Of a bus, actually. Last Tuesday, white smoke filled the Lake Wales Charter School bus in seconds, creeping along the windows in a blinding cloud while firefighter/paramedics boarded the bus to make sure all … read more.

Veterans Outreach Center to open in Lake Wales
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
A veterans outreach center has been established at the Lake Wales American Legion Post 71 to service all veterans of East Polk County. The Veterans Administration funds the money for the outreach in Lake Wales to serve the veterans in … read more.


Wed  Aug 27 2014 01:19AM

10 things to know

A disease called greening is threatening to wipe out a vital part of Florida’s economy and identity: the state’s $9 billion citrus industry. Here are 10 things to know about Florida citrus, its history and the …

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Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:58PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS … read more.

S&P 500 closes above 2,000
Wed  Aug 27 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — It was a big round-number day for the stock market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it closed above 1,000 points for the first time. The … read more.

Putin, Poroshenko extend talks
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:58PM
MINSK — The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday on the need to “de-escalate” the conflict in eastern Ukraine but fundamental differences remain, the Belarussian president who hosted the talks said. After about six hours of negotiations with … read more.

UPDATE 1-Demonstrations resume in Missouri over shooting death of black teen
Tue  Aug 26 2014 08:57PM
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 100 demonstrators marched in St. Louis on Tuesday demanding the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The death of Michael Brown, 18, focused global … read more.

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