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Grenier highlights those not in the spotlight
Sat  May 2 2015 08:30AM
Who could predict that a Chicago transplant who made central Florida his home 30 years ago would become an author who memorialized some of the everyday people who risked it … read more.
The hurt left behind
Sun  May 3 2015 03:15PM
Kenneth Stephens was raised without his biological father. Despite that, he has led a successful life. Still, the pain of not having his father in his life has had a … read more.
Board applauds state lowering testing standards
Wed  Apr 22 2015 12:29PM
The Polk County School Board joined the state’s other 66 counties Tuesday in lauding the state legislature for adopting a bill that limits state standardized testing, which lowers the impact … read more.
$5 million grant to fund alternative discipline
Sat  May 2 2015 08:30AM
The Polk County School board learned Tuesday that the district had received $5 million in grant funds to research the effectiveness of and implement alternative means of discipline. In the … read more.
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Spring is in the air: Watch your pet
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
Spring in Florida is full of sun and beautiful, warm weather. It’s the perfect season to be outside. Unfortunately, it’s also the perfect season for allergen-producing foliage and pollens. Florida’s allergy season is longer and stronger than most of the … read more.

Concert to help cancer victim
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
There will be a benefit concert Saturday for Robert Mosier, who is suffering from cancer. Among the performers participating will be The Bobbitts. They are fixing up a bus to make the trip from Arkansas and then immediately driving back … read more.

Adult Day Care Center to go up for sale
Wed  Mar 25 2015 08:30AM
In the hope of trying to get some money out of it, Polk County has decided to sell the Adult Day Care Center in Lake Wales. It will be using a real estate agent, but there is a time limit … read more.

Itemize, sort, pack and stuff
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
It was not the usual Monday for some employees of the Polk School District’s Support Services. For some it was itemize, sort, pack and stuff. It was the last step in the preparations that will help some 138 Polk County … read more.

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A mower that’s still working in 15 years
Wed  May 6 2015 09:57PM
Whatever kind of lawn mower you have, proper maintenance should help keep it going a decade or more. Consumer Reports, working to improve the lives of consumers by driving marketplace change, offers the most common ways to have your machine … read more.

For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away
Thu  May 7 2015 12:40AM
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it’s as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it. The … read more.

Travel agency to begin flights from Orlando to Cuba
Wed  May 6 2015 09:57PM
ORLANDO (AP) — A Florida travel agency will soon be offering twice-weekly flights between Orlando and Cuba. Island Travel and Tours says it will be begin nonstop service between Orlando and Havana on July 8. The charter flights will take … read more.

Body of student trying to sell car on Craigslist found
Wed  May 6 2015 09:57PM
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in two states on Wednesday were investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist. Taylor Clark’s body was found Tuesday night near … read more.

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