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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Biosolids case set for hearing May 25
Thu  May 26 2016 10:21AM
Fort Meade will not allow Biosolids to continue paying lower wastewater rates while dumping more wastewater into the city’s system, City Attorney Tom Cloud stated at last week’s city commission … read more.
Byrd takes on the tiger
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
In perhaps the issue that affects the public school students the most, new Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd told people at the Tiger Bay meeting last week the weight of the end … read more.
VIPs honored by the Fort Meade Historical Museum
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
The Fort Meade Historical Museum honored some people last Thursday, their volunteers. Those volunteers having birthdays in the months of May, June and July were recognized for their service to … read more.
Streamsong a winner too with USGA event
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
The United States Golf Association will crown two new national champions today at Mosaic’s Streamsong Resort. But the winning team in the USGA’s second-ever national women’s amateur four-ball championship won’t … read more.
More Local News
Lindsey: More precautions needed
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
In a week and a day after it was proposed by a Polk County Commissioner at a regular board meeting, a street light was installed at the intersection on Clubhouse Road and Andros Boulevard in South Lakeland where a George … read more.

18 to fight the road ahead
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Eighteen people on Friday graduated from the Polk County Problem Solving overcoming alcohol and drug addictions and they were told at the ceremony at the Polk County Courthouse that a lot still lies ahead of them. “This is our 16th … read more.


Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM

holiday closings

Bartow City Hall and public library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The library will also be closed on Saturday, May 28.

Lake Wales City Hall is closed Monday, May 30. The library is closed Saturday, May 28 …

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Looking to fight obesity
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
If you want to drop weight and encourage others to join in the fight, all you have to do is follow the orange bag. Formeka John is tired of being overweight — obese actually — and she believes it has … read more.

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State, National and World News
Ex-husband charged with murder of missing Florida woman
Thu  May 26 2016 01:19AM
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The ex-husband of a missing Florida woman has been arrested on second-degree murder and child neglect charges. During a news conference Wednesday morning, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said 30-year-old Steven Williams confessed to killing … read more.

Gov. Scott wants more college students to graduate on time
Thu  May 26 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the state’s colleges and universities to do more to help students graduate within four years. Scott on Wednesday called for several changes designed to help students to get out of school sooner. … read more.

Florida insurers request rate hikes under federal health law
Thu  May 26 2016 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama’s health care law, but that won’t necessarily mean big consumer price … read more.

South Carolina Gov. signs 20-week abortion ban
Wed  May 25 2016 09:58PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The law took effect Wednesday with the Republican governor’s signature. The only exceptions are if the mother’s life is in … read more.

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