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Speaker: Many should be remembered
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:00AM
WINTER HAVEN — Keynote speaker at the 14th Annual life of Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Polk State College Jan. 10 was Dr. Alzo J. Reddick Sr. Like many … read more.
Polk Regional Water Coop seeks to dig deeper
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:00AM
AUBURNDALE – Some members of the Polk Regional Water Cooperative board, who meet again today, appear to be trying to convince the public that it is not possible to solve … read more.
‘Renaissance’ breaks ground in Lake Wales
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:00AM
LAKE WALES – Construction of a $678,243 trail connecting the downtown area to Lake Wailes Park began last week with a groundbreaking ceremony. The project is currently scheduled to be … read more.
The Mission founder passes at 76
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:00AM
WINTER HAVEN – The founder of The Mission, a non-profit at 180 Central Ave. whose volunteers help the homeless and other struggling local residents, passed away Thursday afternoon after a … read more.
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Goal: Keep airport running smoothly through change
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:00AM
WINTER HAVEN – Winter Haven Regional Airport is in a transition right now and it is the goal of the city to keep it running in a smooth manner until it secures a new airport director. The airport advisory board … read more.

ART is deputy’s eye in the sky
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:00AM
WINTER HAVEN – Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd calls it a “deputy’s eye in the air,” otherwise known as ART, Aerial Response Team. The aerial device is deployed, Judd said, only during a priority one call – emergencies such as … read more.

Man shot on morning walk
Mon  Jan 15 2018 01:20PM
At 5:29 a.m. Monday, a 69-year-old man taking a morning walk was shot in the leg in Bartow, the police department reported. The unidentified victim was walking int eh 1900 block of South Floral Avenue across from the Polk County … read more.

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House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday in a showdown over whether he could be forced to testify in the panel’s Russia investigation. Bannon walked into a closed-door meeting with House … read more.

Dems accuse GOP official of ‘amnesia’ on Trump vulgarity
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks … read more.

Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:19AM
PERRIS, Calif. — From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. The couple who owned it had purchased the house new in 2014 and soon arrived in the Los Angeles suburb of Perris with their 12 children. They … read more.

Frozen eyelashes: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F
Wed  Jan 17 2018 01:19AM
MOSCOW — Even thermometers can’t keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia’s remote Yakutia region, which hit minus minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas Tuesday. In Yakutia — a region of 1 million people about 3,300 miles east … read more.

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