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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
July 4 celebration starts at 2, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
City celebration starts at 2 p.m. Saturday The City of Lake Wales is hosting an Independence Day Celebration from 2-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 on the shores of Lake Wailes. The fireworks will … read more.
Florida DOH encourages healthy and safe swimming
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
Residents are encouraged to practice healthy and safe swimming this summer, the Florida Department of Health said, adding while playing in the pool can be fun, injuries and illnesses due … read more.
Gold Star Mother to receive recognition July 4
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:26PM
Karen Vaughn, Gold Star Mother, national speaker, Florida local director for Concerned Veterans for America, will be receiving the Honor and Remember Flag at 11 a.m. on July 4 at … read more.
In a flash
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but for one local, once was more than enough for her and her neighbor. Hillside Avenue resident Sophia Partain was home … read more.
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SunPass rates going up on toll roads
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
SunPass users will see an increase in tolls when traveling on Florida’s Turnpike starting Wednesday. The 1.6 percent will go into effect due to a 2007 state law that allows state officials to adjust SunPass and toll-by-plate rates every year … read more.


Night lane closures on Scenic
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
Nighttime drivers in Lake Wales who use Scenic Highway might be in for some delays staring next week, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. A long project on 3.5 mile stretch of State Road 17, from near Mountain Lake … read more.

Circle B trail to get new look point
Wed  Jul 1 2015 03:24PM
The construction of an observation area along Marsh Rabbit Run at Circle B Bar Reserve is in the works. Work on the observation area will begin on Monday and the trail will be closed to hikers during that time. The … read more.

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State, National and World News
Man who saved hundreds from Holocaust dies
Wed  Jul 1 2015 10:10PM
LONDON—Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106, British media reported. Winston organized the rescue of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in the months before World War II broke out … read more.

US, Cuba turn the page
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For … read more.

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida, Macy’s dump Donald Trump
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They’re the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants. … read more.

Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after campaign
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire former businessman who dipped into his own fortune last year to help his re-election campaign, continues to get wealthier. Scott filed annual financial disclosure forms with the state late Tuesday showing his … read more.

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