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Salary limit threat already causing problem
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The threat of a cap on municipal worker salaries is already causing problems, according to Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields. The city is currently looking to fill one of … read more.
The Wa-Wait is over
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The Wawa wait is apparently over. The popular convenience store and gas station chain has for the second time in three years submitted preliminary site plans for a store located … read more.
Cut your own tree
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The weather should be perfect on Saturday for the hardy and adventurous souls who will be trekking through the Lake Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on the … read more.
Business leaders laud city
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Although a number of residents have complained to the Lake Wales City Commission this summer and fall, particularly over a new fire fee, one local constituency is indicating they are … read more.
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Holiday closings
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales: City Hall and the public library is closed Thursday and Friday. Frostproof: City Hall and the public library is closed on Thursday and Friday. Lake Wales, residents, Wednesday, Nov. 25, garbage, recycle, yard waste and bulk will remain … read more.

Lions receive Centennial Service Challenge award
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales Lions Club received a patch and two charms for the 2014-2015 year at the meeting on Nov. 10, presented by District Governor David Skillin. The club received the Centennial Service Challenge Award for their service to the community. … read more.

Symphony, Pinewood Estate highlight Bok Christmas
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration for all ages and one of the best times of year to visit the National Historic Landmarks. Events and festivities take place daily Nov 27 through January 3 from 10 a.m. to … read more.

Cities plan Christmas events
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales and Frostproof are gearing up for holiday celebrations. On Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m., the City of Lake Wales will have a tree lighting ceremony before the city commission meeting where the mayor will light up the Christmas tree in … read more.

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Suspected robber sorry about holiday heist
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
DELAND (AP) — Police say a Florida man charged with robbery told a convenience store clerk he was sorry about committing the alleged crime around the Thanksgiving holiday. WESH 2 News in Orlando reported that Brian McCoy, 27, of Deltona, … read more.

Records: New university pays $200K for public relations firm
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND (AP) — Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 — 16 months before the school opened. Bills obtained by The Lakeland Ledger in … read more.

Jacksonville zoo gets new elephant
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A new female African elephant has joined the herd at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The zoo announced that Thandi, who is about 34 years old, arrived earlier this month from The National Elephant Center in central … read more.

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