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Best show ever!
Tue  Mar 3 2015 05:08PM
Artists and art lovers called the Lake Wales Arts Festival the best ever, despite chilly downpours on Saturday, Feb. 28 and warm, muggy weather on Sunday, March 1. “We had … read more.
Chalet Suzanne will rise again, in a book
Tue  Mar 3 2015 07:31PM
A day after an auction that drew more than 1,400 to Chalet Suzanne, the property’s former owners say they plan to write a cookbook featuring recipes from the famed restaurant. … read more.
Bombers opens season this weekend
Thu  Feb 26 2015 12:00PM
The Lake Wales Bombers Baseball City League opens at the Northwest Complex, Frasier Field, this weekend. On Saturday, the following teams will be playing, starting at 9:30 a.m.: Ages 9-11, … read more.
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Clerk’s office earns first accreditation
Tue  Mar 3 2015 05:16PM
Polk County Clerk of Courts Stacy Butterfield reports the Clerk’s Department of Inspector General earned its first accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. The CFA approved the accreditation in its most recent in Daytona Beach last month. … read more.

Mayor Fultz to Mimi: ‘I’m sorry’
Wed  Feb 25 2015 09:12AM
It’s not too often you hear a politician say ‘sorry’ but there are not too many Mimi Hardmans. Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz used the S word at last week’s city commission meeting, telling Hardman, the first lady of Lake … read more.


Tue  Mar 3 2015 05:08PM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Polk State College-Lake Wales will host a lunchtime concert by Corrine Olivia at 12:30 p.m., March 4 at the Polk State JD Alexander Center, 152 E. Central Ave. Event is free and open to the public. Italian buffet with … read more.

Mayor will face opposition in April election
Wed  Feb 25 2015 09:10AM
Mayor Eugene Fultz will face an opponent in the upcoming city election. Curtis Gibson of Grove Avenue had his required paperwork and signatures in by today’s noon deadline for the April 7 election. Two other candidates, including Mimi Hardman, had taken … read more.

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Legislature launches 2015 session
Tue  Mar 3 2015 10:44PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Republican-led Florida Legislature kicked off its annual session Tuesday with the usual pomp, but the celebratory nature was overshadowed by lingering questions about the state budget, tax cuts and health care. The two GOP legislators in … read more.

US stocks fall broadly
Tue  Mar 3 2015 10:44PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were modest but … read more.

‘A very bad deal’
Tue  Mar 3 2015 10:44PM
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily … read more.

Congress OKs Homeland funding
Tue  Mar 3 2015 10:44PM
WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as … read more.

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