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Seniors with golden guns
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
It wasn’t the OK Corral, but it was definitely a shoot-out ... For the first time, nearly four dozen shooters took aim at a medal, gold, silver or bronze at … read more.
School Board reluctantly addresses issue
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Nathaly Encarnacion went to last week’s Polk County School Board meeting seeking for members to acknowledge support for the gay community and for disciplinary action against a bus driver who … read more.
Un-parade’s reputation continues growing
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW — The reputation of Bartow’s St. Patrick’s Day “Un-parade” now stretches beyond its borders, as it has for quite some time and this year was not any different in … read more.
Impasse continues between teachers, district
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
School Board Member Billy Townsend said at the March 14 meeting to lock in place the contract the District and the Polk Education Association has in place now, except for … read more.
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Fultz seeking third term
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Lake Wales Mayor Seat 1 Mission Having served as the Mayor of Lake Wales for four years, Eugene Fultz has overseen much economic growth and development, and he hopes to oversee even more with a third term. Under his past … read more.

Bowlin wants to drain the swamp
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Lake Wales Mayor Seat 1 Mission While the current mayor claims the city is doing fine, his opponent, Ed Bowlin, claims otherwise, and feels that he’s the man to steer it in the right direction. As a local political activist, … read more.

City must entice economic growth
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
City Commission Seat 4 Mission When Jack Van Sickle first left the city commission in 2011 after serving four years, he left the city with a well-funded management reserve, control over its debts, and several major projects underway, he said. … read more.

Stewart wants to be the people’s voice
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
City Commission Seat 4 Mission As a lawyer, Flora “Tonya” Stewart has always fought hard for her clients to ensure that their needs are met and that they receive the justice they deserve. Stewart wants to transfer her experience from … read more.

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State, National and World News
Mon  Mar 27 2017 10:03PM
Florida paid law firm for meeting with House speaker TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Newly-released billing records show the law firm of House Speaker Richard Corcoran once charged the state to prepare for a meeting with Corcoran. Corcoran said he did not know … read more.

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir
Mon  Mar 27 2017 10:03PM
(AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the pipeline into service. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners made … read more.

Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money
Mon  Mar 27 2017 10:03PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they … read more.

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sun  Mar 26 2017 07:58PM
BRADENTON (AP) — Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele … read more.

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