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Tampa Bay Times buys the Tampa Tribune
Tue  May 3 2016 04:35PM
ST. PETERSBURG — Florida’s largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry. Times chairman and CEO … read more.
Charter system adopts investment policy
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
LAKE WALES — The Lake Wales Charter Schools Board of Trustees approved an investment policy during its meeting last week. Chief Financial Officer Brian Fisher said an advisory committee was … read more.
Citrus group still figuring out spending options
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
BARTOW — The Florida Citrus Commission will likely have more money to spend in the coming growing season than they thought just a few months ago, but figuring out exactly … read more.
New deal, new day at Lake Wales Airport
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
LAKE WALES — For the first time in more than two decades, the operation of the Lake Wales Municipal Airport isn’t in the hands of Betty Hill. The city and … read more.
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City hopes well proves to be good investment
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
LAKE WALES — Officials are hopeful that a deep well drilled on city property will enable Lake Wales to have a plentiful and cost-effective water source decades from now. City Commissioners gave the go-ahead last week to the Southwest Florida … read more.

Mullenax legacy: Listening and budget
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
BARTOW — After serving two terms on the Polk County School Board and 46 years in the school district, Dick Mullenax decided he will not run for re-election. He cited health reasons he is not seeking re-election to his District … read more.

Request leads to sidewalk improvements for shoppers
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
LAKE WALES — A citizen’s request to improve sidewalk accessibility for disabled persons needing to reach shopping destinations is leading to some action. City Commissioners were expected to consider a measure during its regularly scheduled meeting last night to spend … read more.

A career comes to a happy end
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
BARTOW — “Take off your shirt,” someone shouted at Pablo Martinez on Friday, April 29. But no, it wasn’t at a club and no, Martinez is not a Chippendale dancer, although according to several, the ladies love him. No, this … read more.

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Eyeing national race, Trump moves on fundraising, expansion
Thu  May 5 2016 02:08PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is taking his first quick steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race, aiming to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the … read more.

Thousands pay homage to Holocaust victims in Auschwitz march
Thu  May 5 2016 02:08PM
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world, many draped in Israeli flags, paid homage to the victims of the Holocaust on Thursday with a somber march from the barracks of Auschwitz to nearby Birkenau. Organizers of … read more.

FDA announces rules that could upend e-cigarette industry
Thu  May 5 2016 02:08PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a safety review. Before brands are … read more.

Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday
Thu  May 5 2016 02:08PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun. The solar system’s smallest, innermost planet will resemble a black round dot as it passes in front of … read more.

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