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Despite the odds
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
When 19-year-old Miguel Carter went to Lake Wales High School back in March, he had no idea what he was facing. He was called to the guidance counselor’s office and … read more.
City embracing solar power
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
Florida is the Sunshine State. Everybody knows that. But did you know that the sunshine we take for granted may soon be turning on your lights? Running your air conditioner? … read more.
Public housing going smoke free
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
In looking to people’s health and maintenance of standardized housing, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said last week that public housing under his department will be a smoke-free zone sometime next … read more.
Church kicks off Sounds and Silences Dec. 2
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
Bartow First United Methodist Church will be continuing their Sounds and Silences tradition of offering free noon Advent Christmas concerts. The concerts will be from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 … read more.
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A Splash of Citrus is here …
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
It was more than a year in the making, but “A Splash of Citrus” is here … just in time for Christmas giving! What is it? Well, it’s a lot of long hours, laughs, tasting and testing and the slick, … read more.

Tour Lakeland’s oldest home
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
On Dec. 12, Lakeland’s oldest standing home (built in 1904) will open its doors to the community to share its history and holiday cheer. The community is invited to explore Mosswood Manor, warmed with candlelight and filled with music, during … read more.

India changed her life
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
The Bartow Rotary Club raised money to send Anugraha Jones to India and in less than two months there she said the experience changed her life. She spent her time with young children who were born to prostitutes and raised … read more.

Tag Art sales opens Tuesday
Sat  Nov 28 2015 08:30AM
Can’t think of the right gift for your teacher this year? What about a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for his or her front car bumper? With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” said Joe Tedder, Tax Collector … read more.

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Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:22PM
The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. At noon, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported the level … read more.

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:18PM
By NOUR YOUSSEF Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old … read more.

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:18PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD and RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda’s 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out … read more.

Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood
Sat  Nov 28 2015 12:00PM
By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside … read more.

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