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Up in smoke?
Tue  Dec 1 2015 01:00PM
A plan to grow medical marijuana in Lake Wales failed to clear a huge hurdle last week, but the operation’s officials are hoping that doesn’t mean the plan is dead. … read more.
Go fish (and hunt)
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:32PM
Most Floridians don’t think twice about the chance to be outside and hunt, fish or simply enjoy what the state has to offer. But for wounded service veterans, it can … read more.
Friday’s weather forecast: Snow!
Tue  Dec 1 2015 12:28PM
With this year’s theme, “Let it Snow,” snow flurries are in the forecast during the Lake Wales Arts Council’s Fourth Annual Make It Magical holiday shopping extravaganza from 5-9 p.m. … read more.
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.
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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 year. There will be some time for public comment to … read more.

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.

Author’s cookbook has Frostproof roots
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Renia Carsillo always knew she wanted to be a writer. Growing up poor in late 1980’s Frostproof, deep in Florida’s agricultural heartland, Carsillo’s family didn’t entirely understand or support her desire to write. “My parents said, ‘Honey, you better have … read more.

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US warns of ‘imminent’ attack in Afghan capital
Tue  Dec 1 2015 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Monday it has received “credible reports of an imminent attack” in the Afghan capital. A statement on the embassy’s website urged U.S. citizens to exercise “extreme caution” if moving around in Kabul … read more.

South Dakota ghost town up for sale, at reduced price
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
SWETT, S.D. (AP) — The southwestern South Dakota ghost town of Swett is once again for sale, and this time the asking price is a lot cheaper. Swett is home to about 6 acres of land, an empty house reputed … read more.

Ex-Assembly speaker convicted at NY corruption trial
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, formerly one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was convicted Monday of charges that he traded favors to earn $5 million illegally and then lied about it. The Manhattan … read more.

British leader sets Syria airstrikes debate for Wednesday
Mon  Nov 30 2015 09:45PM
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron called for a debate and vote in Parliament on Wednesday on whether Britain should launch airstrikes against militants in Syria, arguing that the nation must stand with its allies in confronting extremism. Cameron’s … read more.

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