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Economic initiative publicly funded
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
When the Community Redevelopment Agency OK’d $1.006 million budget last week, there was a new expenditure of $45,000 it may not use, but it is a step in setting up … read more.
‘Quite a guy’
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Guy Bostick was remembered by his friends and colleagues for his wit, his intelligence and how he gave back to the community. “He was quite a guy,” Billy Simpson said … read more.
Lunsford: Continue the walk
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Katrina Lunsford, a pastor and bank commercial manager, says she has an understanding of race relations through both her vocations. She has things come a long way since she grew … read more.
Home opener set for Friday
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The friendly confines of Bartow Memorial Stadium will be a welcome sight for the players and fans of Bartow High School football. The Jackets opened the regular season last week … read more.
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Front Porch helping Keystone
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
In passing a budget last week, the Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency brought on a new partner to help it head in one solid direction as it said it wanted to do next year. The Keystone Challenge Fund got $30,000 to … read more.

A look at the Ladies
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
You don’t have to be a New York or Milan diva to know that fashion is everywhere … especially now as the fall season approaches and designers are preparing for the fall shows that will tell us what we’re expected … read more.

Night in White
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM

Holiday closings
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The following places are closed for Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day City of Bartow: Closed Bartow Public Library: Closed Sept. 5-Sept. 7 Bartow Garbage: Closed. Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday. Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Thursday’s and … read more.

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Abortion forgiveness
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and … read more.

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what … read more.

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a … read more.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Wed  Sep 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack … read more.

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