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Traviss has come a long way
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
Things have changed, from an agricultural and mechanical focus to today’s high tech world, through it all Traviss Career Center has kept up with the times and Thursday celebrated 50 … read more.
Forum addresses hunger in the county
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
The Polk Vision Quality of Life Task Force held a LEAD (Learn-Engage-Assess-Discuss) forum on hunger in Polk County at the Board of County Commissioner building on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Participating … read more.
Two people honored by City of Lake Wales
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
Two people were recently honored by the City of Lake Wales. On Aug. 13 in Fort Pierce at the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon, Jose … read more.
B Street Center needs funds to restart programs
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
The B Street Center needs your help. In a fundraising challenge to glean at least $10,000, the center is asking for community support from businesses, members of the Green and … read more.
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Check out this stuff
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
Want to see the nicest house that the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland said she ever lived in? You have the opportunity to do so on Saturday as there is an auction going on at 502 N. Crooked Lake Drive in … read more.

Schools facing ‘critical’ shortage of funds
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
From broken down air conditioning units to 50-year-old classrooms, Polk County schools are facing a critical shortage of funds for repair, replacement and rebuilding, according to county officials. Lake Wales High School is one case in point. With temperatures in … read more.

Masonic Lodge Awards presented
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
The Lake Wales Masonic Lodge No. 242 F & AM held its annual awards program Saturday night to honor those in the community they feel “have demonstrated effort that goes above and beyond what we feel is required for service … read more.

Petersen Industries, Parlier Architects honored by chamber
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
Petersen Industries on State Road 60 and Parlier Architects on Park Avenue in Lake Wales were presented the annual Carl F. Durso Excellence in Business Awards for 2014 by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce at the annual Durso … read more.

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Afghan president sworn in
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United … read more.

US stocks head lower, following drops overseas
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial … read more.

Warming clues mount
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat … read more.

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias sentencing trial
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:19AM
PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 200 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial … read more.

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