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Unknown Perez trying to topple former mayor Van Sickle
Wed  Mar 25 2015 09:26AM
The only contest race for a seat on the Lake City Commission pits one candidate with little political experience, Pedro “Pete” Perez, against a former mayor, Jack Van Sickle, still … read more.
Marion Nelson, Johnson funeral homes merge
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
The Marion Nelson Funeral Home is taking over Johnson Funeral Home. The new funeral home will be called the Johnson Barrett Gill Funeral Home. After the death of original owner … read more.
Test prepares LW students for college
Tue  Mar 24 2015 03:18PM
Nary a peep was heard between 2:30-5 p.m., on the upper floor of the Bartow Public Library, despite the presence of 65 high school students (12 of them from Lake … read more.
Teaching a labor of love for Nicole Sealey
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
Teaching for Nicole Sealey, 35, is the culmination of a lifelong ambition but no matter the kudos from her peers, she doesn’t rest on her laurels. Nor does she let … read more.
More Local News
Medalist strikes again
Thu  Mar 26 2015 04:03PM

Driver crosses 4 lanes of SR 60, dies in crash
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
An accident in Lake Wales claimed a Winter Haven man’s life this weekend. According to Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports, around 12:45 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, 68-year-old Frank Norval Haas of Winter Haven, driving a white, 2015 Toyota 4Runner, … read more.

School briefs
Tue  Mar 24 2015 03:16PM
Highlanders attend Orlando Beauty Explosion Students from Lake Wales High School attended a “student focused” hair and beauty expo in Orlando recently. Students that attended the event expo are some of the many who are interested in Cosmetology and Barbering … read more.

Bok Academy students rock, on land and water
Wed  Mar 25 2015 10:26AM
Ria Patel, age 12 and in the sixth grade at Bok Academy in Lake Wales, was the proud winner of the Lake Wales Mardi Gras parade T-shirt design contest. She is the daughter of Ron and Mital Patel. Ms. Patel … read more.

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State, National and World News
Delete, erase, shred
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Before delete keys on computers, there were paper shredders, erase buttons on tape recorders and trash cans. Think Oliver North … read more.

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation’s history. All the … read more.

Signs of discord at Iran nuke talks as deadline looms
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran’s top diplomat ahead of an … read more.

Who claims what in Cuba?
Sun  Mar 29 2015 01:19AM
Soon after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island’s economy. But a look at long- unsettled claims for what was … read more.

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