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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Mosaic: Water is safe
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
While it seems there may be no danger to residents because of a sinkhole that formed under one of Mosaic’s gypstacks, the news gotten the attention of Democratic candidate Hillary … read more.
County, DEP talk about sinkhole
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Polk officials Friday did a Tallahassee-turnaround trip to talk with the state environmental agency about why nearby homeowners and why the public weren’t immediately clued in on a Mosaic tainted-water … read more.
Resident: They should have told us something
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
David Fontana said he stopped cooking with well water from his tap after a sinkhole opened under a Mosaic Fertilizer operation and sent millions of gallons of contaminated water into … read more.
Trailer is Nicaragua bound
Tue  Sep 27 2016 03:59PM
Fort Meade churches received enough clothes, food, toys, and other donated items to fill a trailer and ship it to needy villagers in Nicaragua. For the past week, a 45-foot … read more.
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Vanguard celebrating 50 years of innovative teaching
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
For 50 years, Vanguard School has been facilitating both local and international students with learning disabilities, allowing them to receive a quality education that they otherwise would not have. The boarding school would not be where it is today had … read more.

Charter teachers get raise
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Most teachers prefer an apple on their desk during the start of the school year. However, many teachers within the Lake Wales Charter Schools will receive a sweeter treat with a raise in their salaries as soon as this Friday. … read more.

Summerlin Academy to spread its wings
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Their footsteps echoed in the multipurpose room, but they didn’t have the quick-step, perfect harmony that their big brothers’ do. These were fledgling cadets for what isn’t really a school yet, and they were still learning the cadence and how … read more.

Riley, BPD win diversity awards
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
A former NFL superstar who returned home and started a second career helping youth and the Bartow Police Department were the winners of the annual C.C. Corbett Diversity Awards at Wednesday’s Diversity Luncheon. Richard Dreyer, the co-chairman of the Community … read more.

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State, National and World News
Pies raise $6,000 for Links2Success
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
For the third year in a row, Links2Success participated in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge. The online fundraising campaign lasted exactly 24 hours. The Giving Challenge is an initiative that strives to spotlight non-profit organizations and demonstrate … read more.

Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

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