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A new kind of school going up
Sat  Jan 24 2015 08:30AM
The newest Polk County school, to be built in the Four Corners area of northeast Polk, will be a departure from most county schools. The new school will be three … read more.
Planners think big for park plan
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
A proposed expansion of Fort Meade’s Outdoor Recreation area has planners thinking big, city officials learned last week. The Historic Fort Meade Outpost, a proposed outdoor recreation area, has been … read more.
Streamsong already on the grow, adding third course
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
If folks wondered how successful Mosaic’s Streamsong Golf resort might be, they can stop wondering. The phosphate giant announced Tuesday that they are getting ready to break ground on a … read more.
‘Cracker Tenor’ to be featured at Bowlegs festival
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Florida’s renowned “Cracker Tenor” will be one of the featured entertainers at next weekend’s Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival at the Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area. “I am often … read more.
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Tournament renamed for Hall of Fame golfer
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
There were 50 players in what will now be known as the Herbert Dixon Charity Golf Tournament Saturday at the Bartow Golf Course, among them the tournament’s namesake, Herbert Dixon who, in most likelihood, may be the person who has … read more.

Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival gearing up for new battle
Mon  Jan 19 2015 01:16PM
Most folks don’t even know that Polk County was the scene of a Civil War Battle. But for those that weren’t around in 1864, the Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce will be commemorating that event with its annual “Battle of … read more.

Fort Meade Chamber starts new year with a goodbye
Wed  Jan 7 2015 08:30AM
Fort Meade may be a small town, but being rich in history and heritage, it is a gem hidden within the rural Florida landscape. Seeing this richness within the city, Priscilla Perry has spent the past five years as executive … read more.

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Central Florida church makes 100,000 meals to ship to Africa
Mon  Jan 26 2015 01:19AM
INDIALANTIC, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers at a central Florida church have pulled off an impressive act of charity: They’re sending 100,000 meals to Africa. The youth ministry at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic spearheaded an … read more.

Uber drivers fined more than $44K in series of Fla. stings
Mon  Jan 26 2015 01:19AM
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County officials have fined the ride-hailing service Uber and six of its drivers more than $44,000. The Palm Beach Post reports the county conducted stings this week in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, … read more.

Florida couple gets wedding surprise from Backstreet Boy
Mon  Jan 26 2015 01:19AM
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple got the wedding crasher of their dreams: A visit from a member of the Backstreet Boys. Florida Today reports Ryan and A’riel Kastovich were married Saturday in Melbourne. A few months back, the … read more.

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
Mon  Jan 26 2015 01:19AM
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On Sunday, several dozen of WHO’s … read more.

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