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Pony roams downtown Frostproof, jailed, released
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:42AM
FROSTPROOF – Recently an alligator made its’ way to the campus of Frostproof Middle Senior High School. Last week, a pony took a stroll through the downtown area. On July … read more.
Permanent disaster recovery agency being considered
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:42AM
WINTER HAVEN – Back in 2004, the eyes of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne blew directly over Polk County. Charley was a fast-moving August storm, with 100+ winds and not … read more.
Woman’s Club debt forgiven by city
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:42AM
LAKE WALES – The city will forgive a debt of $6,000 owed by the Lake Wales Woman’s Club which dates back to a 2015 loan used to help repair the … read more.
City takes first step toward new ‘express’ library
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:42AM
LAKE WALES – Lake Wales city commissioners have given the green light for planning to being on a new “express” library on Chalet Suzanne Road. Architectural and civil engineering plans … read more.
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Lake Gwyn: long dead lake being brought back to life
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:44AM
WINTER HAVEN - Around a hundred years ago, some Winter Haven area folks dug a canal allowing storm water to flow into the Peace River and out into the Gulf of Mexico. It exists now as the Wahneta Farms Drainage … read more.

Annual Lakes Report published
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:44AM
WINTER HAVEN – Public Works Director MJ Carnevale presented his first Annual Lakes Report to the City Commission July 9. With help from members of the Lakes Advisory Committee, the report prioritizes goals and objectives aimed at improving the water … read more.

Private builder gets two east side lots
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:44AM
BARTOW – A private home builder from Lake Wales will build two homes in east Bartow, acquiring the lots from city. Square One Property Solutions LLC got a 6-0 vote at the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting to buy for $100 … read more.

Concession stand, airport finally getting hurricane repairs
Wed  Jul 11 2018 09:42AM
LAKE WALES – Lake Wales is finally planning to fix two important city structures damaged during Hurricane Irma last fall. The press box and concession stand at the Larry Linton Little League baseball complex sustained what officials termed “significant damage” … read more.

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’Come on, grandpa,’ deputy says while following tortoise
Mon  Jul 16 2018 09:34PM
DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) — The tortoise walking down the middle of a Florida road was racking up numerous traffic infractions. “Come on, grandpa” Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Bowman says on his video of the tortoise takedown Sunday. He explains … read more.

Dog bites Florida girl while her family was pet-sitting
Mon  Jul 16 2018 09:34PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl was severely bitten by a dog her family was watching while its owners were on vacation. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that the child was unresponsive when first … read more.

2 officers injured in melee at teen detention center
Mon  Jul 16 2018 09:34PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two detention officers were injured after a fight broke out between teens at a facility in Florida. Volusia County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Laura Williams says deputies responded to a “riot situation” at the Volusia Regional Juvenile … read more.

Man behind bars for failing to unlock cell phones for police
Mon  Jul 16 2018 09:34PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is behind bars for failing to unlock his phones following a traffic stop. Fox 13 News reports that William Montanez was pulled over in June for improper yielding in Tampa. He wouldn’t allow … read more.

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