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Supervisor of Elections leaving town
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
The Polk County Commission side stepped protests from a Bartow contingent Tuesday to OK the purchase of a piece of land near Auburndale to move the county Supervisor of Elections … read more.
‘Catch’ing up with Pat Borders
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
It is 3 p.m. on a bright day in Batavia, N.Y., but the hands on the cockeyed clock on the cinderblock wall in the visiting manager’s office are stuck on … read more.
Medical clinic planned at empty day care building
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
Lake Wales will be getting a new medical clinic in the coming months, owned by a firm that already is offering services in the city. Central Florida Health Care Inc., … read more.
Tax-free shopping 10 days
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
The time to shop ‘til you drop for those back to school necessities this year is from Aug. 7-16, which more than doubles the tax free shopping time for everything … read more.
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Local ag students are on the move
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
Yungmann interns in LWMC marketing department University of Florida senior Madison Yungmann is interning this summer in the marketing department at Lake Wales Medical Center. Yungmann, a 2011 graduate of Frostproof High School, is majoring in Public Relations at UF … read more.

Animal group holding fundraiser
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
A local animal group will be holding a major fundraiser this weekend. The Hidden Creek Farms Animal Rescue at 519 W. Frostproof Road will be hosting the event from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. The event will feature many … read more.

Lake Wales, Frostproof chambers set August events
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
The Frostproof and Lake Wales chambers of commerce have scheduled special events for August. Frostproof will host always popular Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. Frostproof is one of the municipalities that contracts with the sheriff’s office for their police protection, … read more.

Heritage forum to highlight phosphate during August
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
A Heritage Forum meeting on Aug 19 will feature Jennifer Snyder, Ph.D., speaking on Digital Initiatives, The Florida Humanities Council. Also attendees will be shown a phone app known as “Florida Stories.” People are invited to bring their lunch to … read more.

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10 chosen for GOP debate
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:19AM
CLEVELAND — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night’s leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other Republican contenders who made the … read more.

Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on Calif. vacation spot
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:19AM
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California’s largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly … read more.

Wall Street stocks move lower
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell for a third straight day Tuesday as investors assessed some disappointing earnings reports. Allstate slumped to its biggest loss in more than five years after reporting a drop in profits that was worse … read more.

Drone drops drugs in prison yard, spurring fight
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:19AM
MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a drone has dropped a package of drugs into an Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles … read more.

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