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10 from cheerleading commit
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
BARTOW — It was a high energy event, no question about it. For on Thursday, May 19, inside the Bartow High School cafeteria, 10 graduating seniors on the Coed Cheerleading … read more.
Home of Champions
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
• Cheerleaders sign scholarship, Page 46 The Bartow High School gym was rocking Monday as virtually the student body turned out to cheer and celebrate what the school definitely is … read more.
Onward and upward for Pudge
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
After an illustrious career with the Bartow Police Department, it came as a shock to many when David Aaron Wyant, best known as “Pudge,” announced he was leaving the force … read more.
‘Millennial Moms’ still key for citrus marketing efforts
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
BARTOW — The Florida Department of Citrus will be giving up a lot of things in its next budget year, but ‘millennial moms’ won’t be one of them, it hopes. … read more.
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Lindsey: More precautions needed
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
In a week and a day after it was proposed by a Polk County Commissioner at a regular board meeting, a street light was installed at the intersection on Clubhouse Road and Andros Boulevard in South Lakeland where a George … read more.

County plans to improve, speed up P&D department
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
The Polk County Commission last Tuesday agreed to implement a series of changes that are expected to improve and speed up the way the board’s planning and development department does business. The county will be following a strategic plan drawn … read more.

18 to fight the road ahead
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Eighteen people on Friday graduated from the Polk County Problem Solving overcoming alcohol and drug addictions and they were told at the ceremony at the Polk County Courthouse that a lot still lies ahead of them. “This is our 16th … read more.

Stimulating minds via the senses marks third Take the Lead
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
(Editor’s note: This is the next installment in an ongoing series about Take the Lead, a program for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments, yet who are still able to live at home; it is a partnership … read more.

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State, National and World News
Ex-husband charged with murder of missing Florida woman
Wed  May 25 2016 10:00PM
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The ex-husband of a missing Florida woman has been arrested on second-degree murder and child neglect charges. During a news conference Wednesday morning, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said 30-year-old Steven Williams confessed to killing … read more.

Gov. Scott wants more college students to graduate on time
Wed  May 25 2016 10:00PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the state’s colleges and universities to do more to help students graduate within four years. Scott on Wednesday called for several changes designed to help students to get out of school sooner. … read more.

Florida insurers request rate hikes under federal health law
Wed  May 25 2016 09:58PM
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama’s health care law, but that won’t necessarily mean big consumer price … read more.

South Carolina Gov. signs 20-week abortion ban
Wed  May 25 2016 09:58PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The law took effect Wednesday with the Republican governor’s signature. The only exceptions are if the mother’s life is in … read more.

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