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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Voters to be asked to renew indigent health tax
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
In November, Polk County residents will go to the polls not only to elect a president and a host of other officials, but to solidify health care for the county’s … read more.
Storm brings wind, rain and trees in road
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
The calls started coming at approximately 3 p.m., Sunday, June 26, as a storm with lightning, wind gusts as high as 60 mph, plus hail, dumped approximately 3½ inches of rain … read more.
Lake Ashton stars on CNN
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Lights, camera, action! Lake Ashton hits a hole in one on national TV as the focus of CNN’s “United Shades of America.” Although the segment on the private golf community … read more.
Integrity, character, trust necessary in order to succeed
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Every year a special scholarship program takes place, sponsored by the Bartow Deacons and Stewards Alliance Inc., a church-based organization, and this year’s event took place this past Saturday, June … read more.
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Tea Party highlights Woman’s Care Center work
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
For Rusty Music, it was the first Tea Party he’d ever been to Saturday, but it probably won’t be his last as he and his wife are awaiting their first born. “This is my first Tea Party, but with a … read more.

After 43 years, look what Cash has left behind
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Very rarely does an individual such as Polk County Fire Chief David Cash dedicate nearly half of his life to a single career, let alone becomes so instrumental in innovating that career, which makes a retirement such as his all … read more.

County tabs Stravino to step in as new fire chief
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
While no one can replace a seasoned fire chief like David Cash, who had invested more than 40 years of service, the newly-appointed county fire chief has more than enough experience to continue his legacy. Anthony “Tony” P. Stravino was … read more.

City to take out loan to give parks facelift
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
The Winter Haven City Commission is going into hock to the tune of as much as $7 million to provide upgrades to three parks and improve about three-quarters of a mile of Seventh Street. The loan will make up the difference … read more.

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State, National and World News
Wisconsin man accused of killing mother with sword committed
Wed  Jun 29 2016 10:42PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of decapitating his mother with a sword last year has been committed to a state mental hospital. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed with a psychiatrist’s report Wednesday that 41-year-old Matthew Skalitzky was … read more.

Woman shot by husband at Denver office building dies
Wed  Jun 29 2016 10:42PM
DENVER (AP) — A man who killed his estranged wife and himself at a busy downtown Denver office building had become increasingly mentally unstable and was banned from a local airport after he threatened to fly a plane into a … read more.

US stocks claw back half of ground lost post-British vote
Wed  Jun 29 2016 10:40PM
Banks and other financial companies led another broad surge in U.S. stocks Wednesday, turning the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index slightly positive for the year. It was the second rally in two days for … read more.

Sheriff: Texas woman shot daughters to make husband ‘suffer’
Wed  Jun 29 2016 10:40PM
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman who fatally shot her two daughters did not target her estranged husband because she “wanted him to suffer” the memory of their deaths, a sheriff said Wednesday. Christy Sheats, 42, “had ample time” on … read more.

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