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Sellers keeps seat on School Board
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:05AM
With most of Polk County’s election results in hand, it appeared late Tuesday that veteran Polk School Board Member Hazel Sellers would retain her District 3 seat on the School … read more.
Incumbent Harris wins District 7 school board seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Incumbent Tim Harris of Lakeland, Polk County School board member running for the District 7 school board seat, won his third term with 53.75 percent of the vote in 162 … read more.
Third time is a charm for Wilson
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
Lynn Wilson beat incumbent Debra Wright in a close race for the four-year Polk County School Board District 6. Serving southeast Polk County including Lake Wales, Frostproof and Eagle Lake, … read more.
LWCS receive backpacks for students in need
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
The Lake Wales Medical Center employees donated 89 backpacks to the Lake Wales Charter Schools for children in need for the upcoming school year. “Every department participated,” said Paula Alford, … read more.
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LWCS, LWFD conduct practice bus fire drill
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
Yes, it was a fire drill. Of a bus, actually. Last Tuesday, white smoke filled the Lake Wales Charter School bus in seconds, creeping along the windows in a blinding cloud while firefighter/paramedics boarded the bus to make sure all … read more.

Veterans Outreach Center to open in Lake Wales
Thu  Aug 21 2014 09:10AM
A veterans outreach center has been established at the Lake Wales American Legion Post 71 to service all veterans of East Polk County. The Veterans Administration funds the money for the outreach in Lake Wales to serve the veterans in … read more.


Wed  Aug 27 2014 01:19AM

10 things to know

A disease called greening is threatening to wipe out a vital part of Florida’s economy and identity: the state’s $9 billion citrus industry. Here are 10 things to know about Florida citrus, its history and the …

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Police confirm quota at Waldo speed trap
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:12PM
ORLANDO (Reuters) — Police officers who run a notorious speed trap in north central Florida have confirmed what frustrated motorists have suspected for more than 50 years. Five police told a Waldo city council meeting late on Tuesday that officers … read more.

Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of incursion
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:10PM
KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) — Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday’s talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a 5-month-old crisis. Accusations … read more.

Writer held hostage goes home
Thu  Aug 28 2014 08:00AM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A U.S. writer freed this week after being held captive for two years by Syrian insurgents on Wednesday thanked those who had worked for his release and said he was emotionally overwhelmed by his welcome home. Peter … read more.

Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD
Wed  Aug 27 2014 11:10PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain … read more.

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