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Central Polk Parkway 1, Bartow Northern Connector 0
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:16AM
POLK COUNTY – The Polk Transportation Planning Organization Board met June 14 to set the priority of “billions of dollars” in road project funding over the next five years. Made … read more.
LW eyeing annual stormwater fee on residents
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES – City residents could be facing a new assessment which could add as much as $72 to their yearly tax bill. City Manager Ken Fields told commissioners that … read more.
Impacts of U.S. 27, SR 60 interchange work
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES – A seemingly minor intersection change close to Eagle Ridge Mall that sparked outrage from nearby residents is likely just the tip of the iceberg when it comes … read more.
‘Y’ purchase, rec center still on LW wish list
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:24AM
LAKE WALES – Significant potential recreation upgrades continue to be front and center as city commissioners continue to zero in on a 2018-19 spending plan. City Manager Ken Fields said … read more.
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Check out these July 4 options
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:22AM
POLK COUNTY – With July 4 right around the corner, now is the time to start planning how to celebrate with your family and friends. On Tuesday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., City of Winter Haven staff … read more.

Landfill gas, term limits, alcohol sales discussed by BoCC
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:22AM
POLK COUNTY – The Polk County Commission met June 15 to discuss multiple topics of interest. The Polk County Charter Review Committee recently recommended that county commissioners should have term limits of 12 years instead of eight. Commissioner George Lindsey … read more.

We stand corrected Chairman Dantzler
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:20AM
POLK COUNTY – Last week the Winter Haven Sun published a story with the headline, “Commissioners voting for $150M in new taxes over 10 years.” The story included a photo cutline that read, in part, “county commissioners will be voting … read more.

Shop owner complains of parking woes
Wed  Jun 20 2018 09:20AM
BARTOW – Downtown parking came up again at the Bartow City Commission meeting on Monday, June 18, and after public comment by a downtown shop owner and downtown resident spoke, commissioners discussed what can be done not only for the … read more.

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State, National and World News
Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:19AM
TORONTO — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage … read more.

People donate millions to help separated families
Wed  Jun 20 2018 10:48PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. … read more.

Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar
Wed  Jun 20 2018 10:48PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump’s decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy made … read more.

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule
Wed  Jun 20 2018 10:48PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. … read more.

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