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PCSO looking for wanted person
Mon  Oct 20 2014 02:12PM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted person. According to PCSO reports, 34-year-old Christopher Eismon, last known address of 4801 Benton … read more.
Why doing the right thing really matters
Thu  Oct 16 2014 04:20PM
A couple of weeks ago I was on a bus with a full load of fifth-graders. My son’s class was visiting the Orlando Science Center and we were on the … read more.
Farm Tour includes look at Roosevelt Farm
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Roosevelt Farm, the agricultural portion of the Roosevelt Academy in Lake Wales, was honored by being on the list of visits for the Polk County Farm Tour 2014 on Friday. … read more.
Lake Wales sees mini business boom
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:56AM
Lake Wales appears to be having a mini business boom as ground has been cleared and new buildings are up for several new businesses in the area. The former Perkins … read more.
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Alternative path to graduation erased for ESE students
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
Florida state legislators have decided the Florida Department of Education does not need a set of two diplomas — standard and special — so the special diploma has been dropped. Senate Bill 1512, called Students with Disabilities, eliminates the special … read more.

‘That was my baby,’ aunt says
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
To the world, Latandra Ellington is a photo in the paper, the story of a prisoner whose death at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala is under investigation. But in Lake Wales, to her aunt Algerene Jennings, “That was my baby.” … read more.

JROTC chooses staff members
Wed  Oct 22 2014 09:50AM
There are some new faces running the Lake Wales High School JROTC Highlander Battalion. Eight highly skilled cadets were selected to run the Highlander Battalion. Among the newly selected staff members, cadets who are holding the Battalion Commander, Executive Officer, … read more.

How did Latandra Ellington die?
Wed  Oct 15 2014 09:10AM
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating the death of a Lake Wales woman who died in a north Florida prison only days after writing a letter saying she feared a corrections officer might kill her. “Our agents … read more.

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Crist, Scott do Debate 3
Wed  Oct 22 2014 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE — Florida’s leading candidates for governor clashed fiercely during their final debate on Tuesday night, sniping at each over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty. Both Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick … read more.

Rally cry heard on Wall Street
Wed  Oct 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results … read more.

Militants seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
Wed  Oct 22 2014 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of … read more.

Unaffiliated voters in Florida say no to political parties
Wed  Oct 22 2014 01:19AM
ORLANDO — Signing up new voters at high schools and job fairs, Carol Davis has noticed that the registrants, especially younger ones, are increasingly choosing neither the Democratic or Republican parties. They instead are picking “No Party Affiliation,” and they … read more.

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