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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
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.
New Depot Museum will debut May 31
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
A re-purposed and renamed Lake Wales Depot Museum will reopen to the public May 31, some 15 months after it was abruptly shut down. The facility will be known as the … read more.
Legislation may help Frostproof get grocery store
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Of all places, Frostproof is looking to Tallahassee in its quest to bring a grocery store to the city. While the bad news is that Frostproof isn’t going to be … read more.
Streamsong hopes USGA event is just the first
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
When the United States Golf Association brings one of its national amateur tournaments to Streamsong next month, the resort just west of Fort Meade is hoping it marks the beginning … read more.
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Relay For Life dedicated to Simpson
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
Billy Simpson has served on many boards, been elected to positions to represent the public, but on Friday he was the chairman of a new one: The Bartow-Lake Wales Relay For Life. “To qualify for this job, you have to … 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 it’s ever been,” said Samantha Lane, Director of Public Relations … 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.

Yard of the Month
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
The Lake Wales Association of Realtors has announced the Yard of the Month at the residence of Anthony and Jennifer Staiano. This 1927 Mediterranean home is located at 944 Campbell Avenue, where they have made their residence over the last … read more.

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State, National and World News
Girls use pillows as decoys to flee Florida foster facility
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Four girls placed pillows under their sheets to make it appear they were sleeping before apparently climbing out a window and scaling a 6-foot fence to flee a facility for foster children near Tampa, officials said … read more.

After several tries Florida finally gets new insurance chief
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida’s top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season. During an emergency meeting on Friday, … read more.

Pilot says he saw 1 of 2 missing teen fishermen
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A pilot who was part of a massive search to find two missing teen fishermen told investigators he’s positive he saw one floating on debris two days after their boat capsized. According to a report … read more.

Lawsuit: Tampa strip club owes dancers $3.7 million
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dancers and “door girls” have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they’re owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages. The lawsuit, filed April 20 in Hillsborough County Circuit Court, names … read more.

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