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Grace period allowed for golf cart ordinance
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Fort Meade residents living within the northeast part of town will be able to start registering and driving their golf carts, and soon, the whole town will be able to … read more.
Retired judge held in high regard by peers
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
A pall was cast over the 10th Judicial Circuit Court when word spread that retired Judge William Arthur Norris Jr., had passed away on April 15 following a long battle … read more.
83-year-old freefall
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
There are hardly many 83-year-old women who want to get on a plane, let alone jump out of one. However, one 83-year-old staff member from Vanguard School managed to do … read more.
New approaches developed promoting OJ, citrus
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Citrus is all-too-aware sales of orange juice and other citrus beverages are on the decline and have been the past several years. “Production is the lowest … read more.
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Highland Homes has grand opening this weekend
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Explore this gated community of new homes in Bartow, Florida on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1. Highland Homes has planned a grand opening for the gated estate in Bartow on Saturday and Sunday. It is set from 10 a.m. to 5 … read more.

McManus: ‘Outsiders’ prosper due to economy
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
One of the more — if perhaps, most — popular guest speakers invited to the Tiger Bay Club of Polk County is Susan McManus, who has been the invited speaker the past several years. McManus is a Distinguished University Professor, … read more.

Hundreds preserve, show history at Good Ol’ Days
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
At the annual Good Ol’ Days festival in Homeland Saturday, history was brought to life and it also offered a kids zone, live pioneer reenactments, pioneer games, live music, and a Victorian Tea experience. “Good Ol’ Days has been planned … read more.

Bartow’s Girl’s Inc.’s open house coming
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Next Saturday, Girls, Inc. of Bartow has planned an open house at its Main Street location to let girls of all ages know what sort of programs are available that will help them become “strong, smart and bold.” Girls, Inc. … read more.

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Orlando cops on leave during investigations
Tue  May 3 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man carrying an imitation firearm have been placed on customary administrative leave during an investigation, authorities said Monday. Officers repeatedly told Charlin Charles to put down the gun, but … read more.

Officials: FBI thwarts plot against Florida Jewish center
Tue  May 3 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI — The FBI has thwarted a plot to detonate an explosive device at a South Florida Jewish center and arrested one man on federal charges, authorities said Monday. The suspect is identified in court records as James Medina, 40, … read more.

The might of Mickey: Orlando still top US destination
Tue  May 3 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — It’s a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando’s hotels and theme parks. Tourism officials announced Monday that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5.5 percent to more than 66 million visitors. … read more.

Derailment affects commuter train service into Washington
Tue  May 3 2016 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A total of 16 cars were involved in a freight train derailment in the nation’s capital over the weekend, CSX said Monday, not the 15 previously reported. CSX updated the number following an assessment of the site. Florida-based … read more.

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