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Three honored as Ridge history makers
Tue  Apr 14 2015 12:24PM
The golden glow which poured through the majestic windows of The Church of the Good Shepherd could only compare to the glow inside as three women were honored by the … read more.
SR 17 lane closing until June 5
Tue  Apr 14 2015 12:08PM
Enjoy waiting in sweltering heat while traffic moves at a snail’s pace? Scenic Highway 17 through Downtown Lake Wales will be the place for you starting April 20 when road … read more.
Free program helps adults earn high school diploma
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Is it ever to late to do what one might have done earlier in life? Charlotte Silva doesn’t think so. The 55-year-old just earned her GED two weeks ago, and … read more.
A quick lesson on the justice system
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Chief Assistant State Attorney Brian Haas spoke at the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club on Thursday, April 2, and helped Rotarians understand a little about how the State Attorney’s Office … read more.
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Sheriff wins juvenile jail lawsuit
Sat  Apr 18 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office won a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center had filed against it in which it claimed mistreatment and harsh conditions and a lack of rehabilitation by the PCSO for juveniles at the county jail in … read more.

Three honored as Ridge history makers
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
The golden glow which poured through the majestic windows of The Church of the Good Shepherd could only compare to the glow inside as three women were honored by the American Association of University Women as “Women Who Made History … read more.

Relay For Life this weekend
Tue  Apr 14 2015 12:22PM
They’ll be walking in circles on Friday night at Memorial Stadium and raising money to fight cancer as this year’s Relay For Life is held. Held for both the cities of Bartow and Lake Wales, the walk starts at 6 … read more.

New outdoor music festival this weekend
Tue  Apr 14 2015 12:22PM
What started off as a passing thought in a Polk County commissioner’s mind a few months ago, has blossomed into what will be a first for Fort Meade on April 17. The free and open to the public “Moonlight and … read more.

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State, National and World News
Hinckley finds indifference in future home
Sun  Apr 19 2015 01:19AM
The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He likes taking walks, plays guitar and paints, eats at Wendy’s … read more.

Bipartisanship erupts
Sun  Apr 19 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and that’s something rarely seen lately. “It’s great,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said … read more.

Yemen militia says it is besieging rebels at base
Sun  Apr 19 2015 01:19AM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Militiamen loyal to Yemen’s exiled president besieged an air base Saturday once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting al-Qaida militants in the country, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex, a spokesman said. … read more.

Lice eyed as Brazilian pepper tree solution
Sun  Apr 19 2015 01:19AM
MELBOURNE — Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against arguably … read more.

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