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Residents oppose Family Dollar near Chalet Suzanne
Wed  Aug 20 2014 04:52PM
Some Lake Wales citizens residing along Chalet Suzanne Road don’t want a proposed Family Dollar store that would be “grossly wrong.” The large group of residents banded together with a … read more.
Hey, Preacher Man
Wed  Aug 20 2014 01:11PM
Mike Massey is only 20 years old and pretty much has an idea of what he wants to do with his life. He wants to be a preacher. Not that … read more.
Community Calendar
Wed  Aug 13 2014 03:44PM
YOUTH EVENT Bible Church of God, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Aug. 13-15. Youth Explosion Event. Church is at 49 Seaboard Ave. Call 863-236-8644 for details. SUN N’ FUN DATES … read more.
Lake of the Hills news
Wed  Aug 13 2014 03:42PM
Lake of the Hills Community will hold their final summer get-together on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6:15 p.m. at the Starr Lake Clubhouse. Call Homer Wickman at 863-679-6511 for more … read more.
More Local News
Saving the Depot: Historic Society speaks
Mon  Aug 18 2014 02:54PM
The room at the Lake Wales City Commission meeting last week got a little restless when Nick Smith spoke on behalf of the Historic Society and the Depot Museum, telling commissioners that if they did not allow the museum to … read more.

Birthday dinner ends in catastrophe
Mon  Aug 18 2014 02:54PM
Genevieve Sheldon and her husband, Carl, 81, were celebrating her 95th birthday with a dinner at the L’incontro Italian Restaurant in Lake Wales, when tragedy struck, Monday. According to Lake Wales Police reports, at approximately 4:19 p.m., their meal was … read more.

Students may skip a grade more easily
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
For parents who want their kids to skip a grade in school or take accelerated classes, the Polk County School Board recently made it a little easier when it OK’d a rewrite of the student progression plan. Approved unanimously at … read more.

Shirah, Shoemaker present candidacy to Tiger Bay
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Why are Ricky Shirah and Ed Shoemaker running for the District 40 Florida House Seat? Because they care and each of them wants to make a difference, so said each as they answered the first question posed at the Monday, … read more.

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State, National and World News
Beheading spurs attacks
Wed  Aug 20 2014 10:02PM
WASHINGTON — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an … read more.

Stocks advance for third day, despite Fed minutes
Wed  Aug 20 2014 10:00PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later. In … read more.

Holder says he understands mistrust of police
Wed  Aug 20 2014 10:02PM
ST. LOUIS — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped … read more.

Partisan clash over Florida map
Wed  Aug 20 2014 10:02PM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge is once again considering what to do in the next round of a lengthy and partisan-tinged battle over Florida’s congressional districts. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis held a three-hour hearing Wednesday over whether to approve a … read more.

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