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Cross burned on lesbians’ lawn
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:00AM
Detectives are investigating an incident in which a burnt cross was found in a lesbian couple’s yard in Saddlebag Lake Resort. “What it amounts to is, they don’t want us … read more.
Postal carrier delivers ... lifesaving measure
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:00AM
It started as an ordinary day for Nicholas “Nick” Torinese, who has been with the U.S. Postal Service in Bartow the past eight years. That all changed in a matter … read more.
Wabash to get new wastewater line
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:00AM
City Commissioners had three options from which to choose deciding how it would proceed replacing the wastewater pipeline that runs the length of Wabash Street, from L.B. Brown Avenue to … read more.
Chalet Suzanne will rise again, in a book
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:00AM
A day after an auction that drew more than 1,400 to Chalet Suzanne, the property’s former owners say they plan to write a cookbook featuring recipes from the famed restaurant. … read more.
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Schools the winner at Lake Ashton Casino Night
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:00AM
A good night was had by all at last week’s Lake Ashton Casino Night. The event supports local school teachers through grants for classroom equipment and support for music and art programs not funded through the school system. Every penny … read more.

Marilyn on Main
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:00AM

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Legislature launches 2015 session
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Republican-led Florida Legislature kicked off its annual session Tuesday with the usual pomp, but the celebratory nature was overshadowed by lingering questions about the state budget, tax cuts and health care. The two GOP legislators in … read more.

US stocks fall broadly
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were modest but … read more.

‘A very bad deal’
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily … read more.

Congress OKs Homeland funding
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as … read more.

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