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Mobile home park resident not happy with answers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
A Fort Meade City Mobile Home Park resident, who is tired of waiting for answers, plans on putting pressure on city commissioners to address the issues concerning the park’s rent … read more.
One optimist among the citrus doomsayers
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
Amid the doom and gloom currently gripping Florida’s citrus industry, there’s at least one key player who remains bullish on agriculture in the state. Ben Albritton, representative to the Florida … read more.
Another All-Star effort
Mon  Jul 28 2014 02:16PM
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Pelly benefit to wrap up career
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
The poster reads, “Elvis has not left the building … yet,” but unless one marks down Saturday, Aug. 16, it will be too late to catch the king of Elvis tribute artists, Monk Pelly, unless one is willing to travel … read more.

The Fourth in Polk
Thu  Jul 10 2014 07:35PM
Thousands of people from all over Central Florida will toss a few lawn chairs, a cooler and the kids in the car and head to Haines City’s Lake Eva Park for the area’s premier Fourth of July event, Thunder on … read more.

Polk newspapers earn 17 awards in state contest
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
The Polk County community newspapers of the Sun Coast Media Group won 17 awards in the Florida Press Association Better Weekly newspaper contest. The papers won four first places for community service, column writing, sports writing and obituary writing. S.L. … read more.

Albritton gung-ho promoting Florida
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
According to Ben Albritton, who was this month’s guest speaker at the July 15 Tiger Bay of Polk County gathering, the legislature this year did not do very much, which he said was a good thing. “There were very few … read more.

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Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week … read more.

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The curiously oval-shaped structure at the new Florida Polytechnic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a symbol of the state’s latest higher-education experiment. It is the centerpiece of what will soon-be Florida’s 12th … read more.

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder
Mon  Jul 28 2014 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday at his hospital … read more.

Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination
Sun  Jul 27 2014 10:01PM
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by winds, the ship was eased into the port in this northwestern … read more.

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