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Jackson speaks highly of strategic plan
Fri  May 29 2015 03:36PM
Although most of the conversations brought to the table at the fifth Mayors Roundtable did not delve deeply into matters of importance, nevertheless there were some “hot button” items the … read more.
Fire assessment fee a ‘burning’ issue
Fri  May 29 2015 03:36PM
One of the key issues discussed at length during the Fifth Annual Mayors Council was the topic of fire assessment fees. While Bartow has a fee, in which it charges … read more.
Saluting the Fallen
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales saluted those who gave the ultimate sacrifice Monday, May 25, with Memorial Day ceremonies across town that included both the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2420 and American … read more.
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Impact fee moratorium extended in Frostproof
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Frostproof residents and commercial property owners can expect to continue not paying impact fees, along with the rest of the county, for another six months. Frostproof City Council members reached a consensus to follow suite with the county and maintain … read more.

Take a look at the Leader in Me
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Polk Avenue Elementary Principal Gail Quam couldn’t have been more happy when the school held their Leadership Day, a culmination of what the students are doing in their leadership development journey, “Leader in Me,” based on their adaptation of Steven … read more.

Organizers want to raise bar after Relay nets $38,562
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
This year’s Relay For Life in Bartow raised $38,562, tens of thousands of dollars less than what is usually raised. But for those participating it wasn’t that discouraging. “We succeeded in what we wanted to accomplish,” said Sylvia Barker. “But … read more.

Downtown roadway closed this weekend
Wed  May 27 2015 08:30AM
Scenic Highway 17 through Downtown Lake Wales at Osceola Avenue will closed this weekend, from 6 p.m. May 29 to 6 a.m. June 1, as workers install pipes than will improve drainage in the area. The roadwork is expected to begin early Saturday morning. … read more.

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State, National and World News
Census: No. of Americans on assistance may be leveling off
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately 52.2 million Americans — or 21.3 percent — … read more.

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Wednesday makes it a state secret … read more.

Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada … read more.

Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
Fri  May 29 2015 01:19AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free. The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google’s desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually … read more.

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