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PCSO looking for wanted person
Mon  Oct 20 2014 02:12PM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted person. According to PCSO reports, 34-year-old Christopher Eismon, last known address of 4801 Benton … read more.
Why doing the right thing really matters
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:20PM
A couple of weeks ago I was on a bus with a full load of fifth-graders. My son’s class was visiting the Orlando Science Center and we were on the … read more.
Farm Tour includes look at Roosevelt Farm
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Roosevelt Farm, the agricultural portion of the Roosevelt Academy in Lake Wales, was honored by being on the list of visits for the Polk County Farm Tour 2014 on Friday. … read more.
Lake Wales sees mini business boom
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:56AM
Lake Wales appears to be having a mini business boom as ground has been cleared and new buildings are up for several new businesses in the area. The former Perkins … read more.
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Alternative path to graduation erased for ESE students
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Florida state legislators have decided the Florida Department of Education does not need a set of two diplomas — standard and special — so the special diploma has been dropped. Senate Bill 1512, called Students with Disabilities, eliminates the special … read more.

‘That was my baby,’ aunt says
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
To the world, Latandra Ellington is a photo in the paper, the story of a prisoner whose death at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala is under investigation. But in Lake Wales, to her aunt Algerene Jennings, “That was my baby.” … read more.

JROTC chooses staff members
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
There are some new faces running the Lake Wales High School JROTC Highlander Battalion. Eight highly skilled cadets were selected to run the Highlander Battalion. Among the newly selected staff members, cadets who are holding the Battalion Commander, Executive Officer, … read more.

How did Latandra Ellington die?
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating the death of a Lake Wales woman who died in a north Florida prison only days after writing a letter saying she feared a corrections officer might kill her. “Our agents … read more.

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Canada parliament attack
Wed  Oct 22 2014 10:56PM
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually … read more.

Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower
Wed  Oct 22 2014 10:56PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A slide in the price … read more.

‘Slender Man’ case at standstill
Wed  Oct 22 2014 10:56PM
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. A state … read more.

Girls made possible bid to join jihadis
Wed  Oct 22 2014 10:56PM
DENVER — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official … read more.

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