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YMCA receives grant funds from Duke Energy
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
Duke Energy, through conversations with and help from the The Business, Civic and Ministry Coalition of Lake Wales, presented an $8,000 grant to the Lake Wales YMCA after school program … read more.
Greenfields have green thumbs, grow veggies
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
Perhaps it is just a coincidence, or was just meant to be, but Faye and Lynn Greenfield have been gardening and growing vegetables since the 1970s on their homestead beside … read more.
Easter Bunny comes to breakfast at Eagle Ridge Mall
Wed  Apr 9 2014 10:12AM
The Easter Bunny will be taking pictures with local children until April 19 at Eagle Ridge Mall. Easter Bunny photo hours can be found at eagleridgemall.com. Eagle Ridge Mall is celebrating … read more.
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Four hospitalized following 3-vehicle crash
Tue  Apr 15 2014 03:33PM
An early morning crash sent four people to the hospital today. According to Lake Wales Police reports, at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the vicinity of U.S. 27 and Owens Road, a bus carrying fruit workers was traveling in the outside … read more.

Getting ready for the future
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
For two Wednesday afternoons a month the second floor of the Bartow Public Library has a full house for five hours. It’s students from the Professional Opportunity Program for Students learning a little something more than they ever could at … read more.

Ross: Party cooperation among state reps good
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Where it concerns Polk County, its four representatives — three Republicans and one Democrat — reach across the aisle and work together, claimed U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, in his opening remarks to the Polk County Tiger Bay Club on … read more.

Florida Polytechnic selects first president
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
A North Carolina State administrator is set to become Florida Polytechnic University’s first president. The school announced Monday that its presidential search committee has selected Randy K. Avent, who currently serves as associate vice chancellor of research development at North … read more.

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Stocks close higher
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched their third day of gains … read more.

Pro-Russian gunmen advance in Ukraine
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:19AM
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero’s welcome. Responding to what it sees … read more.

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour. Those exclusions, … read more.

Armed robber was never told to report to prison, so he didn’t
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:19AM
ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and was told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. … read more.

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