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Florida mandates monitoring of all returning from Ebola areas
Wed  Oct 29 2014 09:44AM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order on Saturday mandating that anyone returning to Florida from Ebola-affected countries receive twice-daily monitoring for 21 days. The Florida Department of Health … read more.
GOP sets sights on House supermajority
Wed  Oct 29 2014 09:40AM
TALLAHASSEE — For Republicans in the Florida House, five is the magic number. That’s how many seats the GOP needs to flip to have a veto-proof majority in the lower … read more.
Forum gets discussion going
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
It seems it may have been a good thing for the mayor of Lake Wales, Gene Fultz, to call a forum in which the Lake Wales Charter School system and … read more.

Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
TODAY Italian Night Dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday beginning at the American Legion Post 71 at 43 W. Park St., in Lake Wales. The $10 per person … read more.
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Republic Services “FALL’ curbside cleanup schedule
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
The following schedule lists the date in “only” the municipalities listed. The Fall curbside cleanups are contracted by the municipality. Curbside cleanups are within the city limits of each City or Town. Mulberry – Saturday – November 1, 2014 Polk … read more.

Thieves targeting utility trailers in Polk County
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Forget your wallet or cell phone Polk County thieves have their eye on something bigger: utility trailers. Eleven trailers have been stolen in the last two months in eastern Polk for resale or parts. The trailers, which can cost between … read more.

Maggard is Pioneer of the Year
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
The Pioneer of the Year for 2014 is Jim Maggard, a local business owner, who has organized the Antique Car Parade and Show for Pioneer Days for 39 years. Maggard moved to Lake Wales with his wife Sue and a … read more.


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Stocks cap wild month with rally
Fri  Oct 31 2014 10:00PM
NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, … read more.

Tourist rocket explodes
Fri  Oct 31 2014 10:32PM
MOJAVE, Calif. — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth’s atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than … read more.

Gov. Scott distances self from scandals
Fri  Oct 31 2014 10:32PM
TALLAHASSEE — As Florida slowly recovers from the Great Recession, Gov. Rick Scott has asked voters to judge him on his handling of the state’s economy and his ability to bring jobs to the Sunshine State. But in an election … read more.

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
Fri  Oct 31 2014 10:32PM
JOHANNESBURG — The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely … read more.

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