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How you can help downtown?
Fri  Dec 19 2014 04:44PM
Lake Wales has one of the most picturesque and historic downtowns in Polk County. But it needs help. There are many empty buildings, fewer restaurants than ever before and at … read more.
Cranking down the radio
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
It was not too loud in the Polk County Commission chambers on Tuesday when commissioners heard citizens complain about loud radios and how it affects their quality of life. In … read more.
Not a happy Christmas
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
What could possible be among the best ideas for Christmas shopping? To two Lake Wales residents with robbery convictions on their records, it is stealing from Walmart. Despite the plan … read more.
Pork and Cash
Wed  Dec 17 2014 12:20PM
Thick hickory smoke and lively country music lingered within the air of Lake Wales during the very first Orange Blossom Revue last weekend. Along the shores of Lake Wailes, underneath … read more.
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Clerk: No same sex marriage license in Polk
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
Until the issue of same sex marriage is resolved, Stacy Butterfield, who heads up Polk County’s Clerk of the Courts and Comptrollers office has stated she will not issue any licenses permitting same sex marriages in Polk County. “I have … read more.

School safety expanded
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
In Polk County, Safe Schools doesn’t just mean grammar and high schools, now it means colleges, too. In a recent expansion of its Safe Schools program and the creation of a new division, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office added contracts … read more.

Holiday closings
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
These places are closed for Christmas and New Year’s: The Polk County Courthouse: Closed Dec. 25 and 26, Jan. 1 The Polk County Public School: Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 4. School opens Jan. 5 Neil Combee Administration Building: Closed Dec. 25, … read more.

Interact with your cat the right way
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
Many cat owners are constantly frustrated by their feline companions, me included. Even though we endlessly clean up after them, feed them, pet, love, and hold them, very few of us know how to listen to our cats. It is … read more.

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State, National and World News
AP sources: Cops’ killer angry over Garner death
Sun  Dec 21 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad … read more.

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000
Sun  Dec 21 2014 01:19AM
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his … read more.

Raul Castro: Detente won’t change Cuban system
Sun  Dec 21 2014 01:19AM
HAVANA (AP) — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba’s parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won’t change the communist system … read more.

Bill Cosby’s silence may be his best defense at this point
Sun  Dec 21 2014 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making … read more.

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