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Unknown Perez trying to topple former mayor Van Sickle
Wed  Mar 25 2015 09:26AM
The only contest race for a seat on the Lake City Commission pits one candidate with little political experience, Pedro “Pete” Perez, against a former mayor, Jack Van Sickle, still … read more.
Marion Nelson, Johnson funeral homes merge
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
The Marion Nelson Funeral Home is taking over Johnson Funeral Home. The new funeral home will be called the Johnson Barrett Gill Funeral Home. After the death of original owner … read more.
Test prepares LW students for college
Tue  Mar 24 2015 03:18PM
Nary a peep was heard between 2:30-5 p.m., on the upper floor of the Bartow Public Library, despite the presence of 65 high school students (12 of them from Lake … read more.
Teaching a labor of love for Nicole Sealey
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Teaching for Nicole Sealey, 35, is the culmination of a lifelong ambition but no matter the kudos from her peers, she doesn’t rest on her laurels. Nor does she let … read more.
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Medalist strikes again
Thu  Mar 26 2015 04:03PM

Driver crosses 4 lanes of SR 60, dies in crash
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
An accident in Lake Wales claimed a Winter Haven man’s life this weekend. According to Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports, around 12:45 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, 68-year-old Frank Norval Haas of Winter Haven, driving a white, 2015 Toyota 4Runner, … read more.

School briefs
Tue  Mar 24 2015 03:16PM
Highlanders attend Orlando Beauty Explosion Students from Lake Wales High School attended a “student focused” hair and beauty expo in Orlando recently. Students that attended the event expo are some of the many who are interested in Cosmetology and Barbering … read more.

Bok Academy students rock, on land and water
Wed  Mar 25 2015 10:26AM
Ria Patel, age 12 and in the sixth grade at Bok Academy in Lake Wales, was the proud winner of the Lake Wales Mardi Gras parade T-shirt design contest. She is the daughter of Ron and Mital Patel. Ms. Patel … read more.

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State, National and World News
Stocks close with slight gains
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday. Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst week for … read more.

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer … read more.

Suicidal co-pilot may have had hidden illness
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have kept … read more.

University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings
Sat  Mar 28 2015 01:19AM
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity’s national administration, the university’s … read more.

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