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Two people honored by City of Lake Wales
Tue  Sep 23 2014 03:55PM
Two people were recently honored by the City of Lake Wales. On Aug. 13 in Fort Pierce at the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon, Jose … read more.
B Street Center needs funds to restart programs
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:35PM
The B Street Center needs your help. In a fundraising challenge to glean at least $10,000, the center is asking for community support from businesses, members of the Green and … read more.
Schools facing ‘critical’ shortage of funds
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:35PM
From broken down air conditioning units to 50-year-old classrooms, Polk County schools are facing a critical shortage of funds for repair, replacement and rebuilding, according to county officials. Lake Wales … read more.
Petersen Industries, Parlier Architects honored by chamber
Tue  Sep 23 2014 03:34PM
Petersen Industries on State Road 60 and Parlier Architects on Park Avenue in Lake Wales were presented the annual Carl F. Durso Excellence in Business Awards for 2014 by the … read more.
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September National Recovery Month
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:14PM
Mention of the word “recovery” often evokes thoughts and images of people struggling with a habit, often a drug- or alcohol-related habit. While there is truth to that, recovery has a far wider meaning and inclusion. Webster’s Dictionary defines recovery … read more.

Florida’s Natural commits $10 million to tree program
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:22PM
Amid the ever growing bank of dark clouds that continues to hang over Florida’s citrus industry, a couple of rays of sunshine broke through last week. Locally, Citrus World, parent to the juice brand Florida’s Natural based in Lake Wales, … read more.

Citrus Commission proposes tax break for growers
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:10PM
The Florida Citrus Commission has decided its rainy day has arrived. The group will make a final decision next month, but a plan announced last week will lower taxes on citrus for the upcoming season to help growers deal with … read more.

Wolfe roars to victory
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:04PM
Diaphanous — an adjective describing light, delicate and translucent, especially fabric — was the winning spelling word Sept. 18 for Cynthia Wolfe for the Publix Super Markets Charities at the READ Polk corporate spelling bee. She won over her teammate … read more.

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US stocks drop as China, oil weigh on markets
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday. Investors are nervous about China following a … read more.

Refugees storm Turkey
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
SURUC, Turkey — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for … read more.

3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
BOSTON — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. Massachusetts state police were notified that the three … read more.

US spacecraft enters Mars orbit
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — Next up, India. With NASA’s Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India’s first mission to the red planet. The Indian spacecraft is due to slip into Martian orbit Tuesday night (Wednesday morning … read more.

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