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On to Singapore
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:32AM
It isn’t “America’s Got Talent,” but for Bartowan Jeff Edwards, winning the Karaoke World Championship competition, first in a preliminary competition in Plant City, then the Nationals, which was held … read more.
Feds reach $2B settlement with Mosaic
Sat  Oct 3 2015 01:19AM
GAINESVILLE — After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world’s largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive … read more.
Reception unveils new exhibit
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
When Myrtice Young, Historical Preservation Manager of the Polk County History Center, came across a memoir written by the now-late Honorable John H. Dewell, she reached out to the Hon. … read more.
Woman escapes murder attempt
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
A Gordonville woman successfully fought off being killed when a man fired at her at least three times while playing “cat and mouse” around her car on Thursday as she … read more.
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Heath drops out of race for BOCC
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Rennie Heath has dropped out of the race for the seat County Commissioner Edwin V. Smith holds but and will term out at the end of this year. That leaves only one candidate thus far, J.C. Martin, in the race … read more.

City to lease parking to county
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
By Tuesday afternoon, county employees will have a temporary parking situation ironed out as the both the Bartow City Commission and the Polk County Commission have agreements on their upcoming agendas for the county to lease parking spots while a … read more.

Students get preview at academies
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
Hundreds of Bartow area middle and high school students will be heading to Bartow High School on Thursday, Oct. 8, to get a close-up and personal look at the school’s other schools-in-a-school and the nine academies based there. Starting during … read more.

Kiwanis welcomes new, but former, president
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
As the Bartow Kiwanis Club closed in on its 94th year, it started a course it had not traveled before now. For the first time in its existence, a former president takes the helm as the incoming president, longtime member … read more.

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Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:16PM
By ALBERT AJI and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault … read more.

EU to crack down on people refused asylum
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:14PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries are closing in on an agreement Thursday to crack down on migrants who have been refused entry into the bloc so they can be swiftly sent home. A key issue will be to ensure … read more.

Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:14PM
By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Along South Carolina’s coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic. And in the Columbia … read more.

Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:12PM
By MARLEY JAY AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming music company Pandora said Wednesday it is buying ticket seller Ticketfly for $450 million in a deal the two see changing the way fans find new music and learn … read more.

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