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Ace hardware opens in Frostproof
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
The first major retailer to locate in Frostproof in several years is now open. Ace Hardware has launched a “soft opening” this week, store officials confirmed. The full-service store is … read more.
Marijuana dispensary would be on State Road 60
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Armored cars ferrying pounds of pot products — with names like “Stinky Purple” — from Pensacola to Miami. Cannabis advertised on billboards throughout the state by companies linked … read more.
Everyone ‘to get a piece of the pie’
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
It was apparently a successful first year for the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center in Winter Haven, but the significant economic impact for the surrounding area is likely still to … read more.
Farewell, friend
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
“Giving” was the word repeated most often to describe Sylvia Hitchcock Carson as hundreds of family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate the life of on Saturday, Aug. 29 at … read more.
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The day she made it rain in Frostproof
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
The date was February 1939. Central Florida had been experiencing drought conditions for the past four months. Most areas hadn’t received any rain since the previous October. A woman by the name of Lillie Stoate arrived from Mississippi after writing … read more.

Tax Collector’s Office wins Sterling Award
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County was recently named a Governor’s Sterling Award recipient. For 23 years, the Sterling Award has recognized organizations and businesses in Florida that have successfully achieved performance excellence within their management and operations. The … read more.

City roadwork planned in Frostproof
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Frostproof residents can expect their infrastructure to get a boost in the near future now that the city has approved a bid for proposed street paving projects for next year. Frostpoof City Council members voted unanimously at their regular council … 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 up in the 1970s in Avon Park, but people have … 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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