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First ‘Heritage Days’ event this weekend
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
It’s all about finding solutions than it is finding problems, said Carlos Williams. He’s the president of the Black Entrepreneurs and Leaders Coalition, located in Lake Wales and the surrounding … read more.
Fire fee vote petitions approved
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
Petitions that would force the city’s controversial fire fee assessment to a public vote have been approved by the Polk County Supervisor of Elections, according to the man who circulated … read more.
City eyeing airport takeover
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
Lake Wales looks like it is about to get into the flying business. City Manager Ken Fields is proposing the city operate its airport in the future, instead of contracting … read more.
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Chalkboard special
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
Pizza, green beans, applesauce, the lunch menu at Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary School was pretty routine last Friday. But the school helped cook up something super special for third-grader Jayda Miller. It was a normal day for the youngster, … read more.

Church fundraises for malaria effort
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
The First United Methodist Church of Lake Wales employed a number of clever methods to reach its goal for fundraising for the Imagine No Malaria campaign for of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and then exceeded that … read more.

Hope Now trying to salvage itself
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
Hope Now is busy this week trying to find programs for its remaining clients and hoping to ward off complete closure after the Polk County Commission canceled its contract last week. The Hope Now board of directors was expected to … read more.

Ice cream social Feb. 20
Wed  Feb 10 2016 08:30AM
Lake of the Hills Community Club will host its 52nd annual ice cream social from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 20, at the historic Lake Of The Hills Community Clubhouse Located at 47 E. Starr Ave., Lake Wales. Cost is $5 for adults … read more.

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Next up for the GOP presidential candidates: South Carolina
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential nominating has moved into the South, where seven states — Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas — will anchor the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1. But first comes South Carolina … read more.

Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
Wed  Feb 10 2016 11:19PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean … read more.

2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:30PM
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man shot a sheriff’s deputy in the head inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and wounded another deputy during a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed and, remarkably no bystanders were … read more.

Florida Gov. remains mum on how to fix state’s death penalty
Wed  Feb 10 2016 10:28PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Despite an ongoing emotional debate, Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to say how Florida should fix the state’s death penalty law. The Florida Legislature is currently divided over how to rewrite the law after the U.S. Supreme … read more.

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