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Volunteers honored at lunch
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
Perhaps Bartow Mayor James F. Clements put into view Wednesday at the annual luncheon of the Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (NIC) what the L.B. Brown house and museum means the community. … read more.
Putnam: Citrus greening ‘has reached a crisis point’
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
ST. PETERSBURG — This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that’s infecting the trees is to blame. The … read more.
Build or not to build
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
Airport Authority commissioners were asked to consider a proposal by Verizon at its Monday, April 14 meeting. The telecommunications company wants to build — at its own expense — a … read more.
Principal pushes business-school partnerships
Sat  Apr 19 2014 08:00AM
Brenda Kay Hardman made her appeal to Bartow businesspeople last week when she spoke at the Committee of 100 and told them how important it is for the schools, community … read more.
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Cross Walk Friday
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
On Good Friday, April 18, ministers and church members from Bartow area churches will commemorate the biblical sacrifice of Simon of Cyrene and lift up the cross of Christ for all to see as part of the Bartow Ministerial Association’s … read more.

Airport eyes new restaurant
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
Rod Hamlet, who runs Pappy’s Grill at the Winter Haven Municipal Airport, is considering opening up Pappy’s Canteen inside the Bartow Municipal Airport terminal. He made his intentions known at the Monday, April 14 Airport Authority meeting. Hamlet, who also … read more.

Walkway now connects two neighborhoods
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
It no longer is necessary for children and adults to have to wade through a broken glass and debris-strewn narrow pathway and then navigate down a steep embankment in order to reach Gordon Heights Park from the cul-de-sac at the … read more.

Getting ready for the future
Fri  Apr 18 2014 10:54AM
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.

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Mt. Everest avalanche kills 12
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa … read more.

Scott and Bush want in-state tuition bill passed
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, made an urgent last-minute plea for legislators to pass a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally. The push from Scott — and … read more.

Eyewitness testimony not gold standard
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
PORTLAND, Ore. — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only … read more.

Diplomacy doesn’t move insurgents in Ukraine
Sat  Apr 19 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed … read more.

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