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Mom who drove kids into ocean coming here
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:04PM
A South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Daytona Beach surf last year is being moved from a state psychiatric center to a program run by a … read more.
Marijuana dispensary would be on State Road 60
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:02PM
TALLAHASSEE — Armored cars ferrying pounds of pot products — with names like “Stinky Purple” — from Pensacola to Miami. Cannabis advertised on billboards throughout the state by companies linked … read more.
Everyone ‘to get a piece of the pie’
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:02PM
It was apparently a successful first year for the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center in Winter Haven, but the significant economic impact for the surrounding area is likely still to … read more.
Farewell, friend
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:49PM
“Giving” was the word repeated most often to describe Sylvia Hitchcock Carson as hundreds of family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate the life of on Saturday, Aug. 29 at … read more.
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LWMC gift shop honors retired long-time volunteers
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:06PM
Martha Carter, Robert Cramer and Barbara Reeves are volunteers who recently retired after many years of service to the hospital gift shop at the Lake Wales Medical Center. The gift shop auxiliary held a luncheon at Lake Ashton Grille on … read more.

Partially deaf pianist performing at Arts Center
Tue  Sep 1 2015 12:54PM
The Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center will present a free concert by pianist Jonathan Reed, who infuses hope into every note he plays — even the ones he can’t hear. Reed began playing the piano 23 years ago. Today, he … read more.

More veterans outreach next week
Tue  Sep 1 2015 12:58PM
Outreach efforts to veterans in east Polk County were so successful last week that two more events are on the calendar next week. Representatives from the Polk County Veterans Service office will be at the Lake Wales VFW post on … read more.

Lunsford: Continue the walk
Tue  Sep 1 2015 12:48PM
Katrina Lunsford, a pastor and bank commercial manager, says she has an understanding of race relations through both her vocations. She has things come a long way since she grew up in the 1970s in Avon Park, but people have … read more.

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US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China’s economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. While the market recovered much … read more.

Grenade mars Ukraine protest
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast … read more.

Titanic menu up for auction
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Titanic’s last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it’s estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000. … read more.

McKinley is now Denali
Tue  Sep 1 2015 01:19AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state’s liquefying glaciers … read more.

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