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City employees' one-time bonuses appeared on their Dec. 7 paychecks so the City Commission's final approval of the bonuses on Monday night was simply a... [Read More]
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By all means, wish your Jewish friends and acquaintances a Happy Hanukkah, which begins at sundown today and runs eight days until Dec. 20.Just don't... [Read More]
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Whether it be gifting a child a new pair of jeans or taking them to Legoland, Dick Greene does everything he can to bring children... [Read More]
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The Polk County School Board elected to discontinue automatic contract renewals for two of its three contract employees. The board voted 5-2 during Monday's... [Read More]
A para-educator at Jean O'Dell Learning Center has been charged with two counts of child abuse after an investigation by Bartow Police Department.Pamela Ann Murphy,... [Read More]
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Just three weeks till 2018! Who's ready for a fresh start? Ready or not, it's coming. Don't sweat the small stuff and keep things simple... [Read More]
With Turkey Day come and gone, I hope I'm not too late to purchase Thanksgiving Dinner Pants. The late November holiday kicks off with the... [Read More]
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Polk County finished first in the Combo Men's 7.5 Division at the USTA Florida Combo 18 & Over Sectionals tennis tournament in Orlando this past... [Read More]
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A Medicaid program that pays health-care costs for some of the sickest children in the state has an estimated $25 million budget shortfall, a key... [Read More]
With potential ramifications in courthouses across the state, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday said it will take up a dispute about whether a judge... [Read More]
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Deputies are looking for leads about who shot and injured a 62-year-old woman at 5:15 a.m. Sunday while she sat in her car outside the Circle... [Read More]
Q. I am stuck in a very small office with an older colleague who never stops complaining. "Larry" goes on and on about his heavy... [Read More]
On Oct. 4 two federal judges from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court ruled that the Peace Cross, at the junction of U.S. 1 and Maryland... [Read More]
Thanks to The Ledger for publishing the article about the passing of country singer Mel Tillis ["Country singer, songwriter dies at 85," Nov. 20]. ... [Read More]
With Christmas two weeks away, many of us are focused on finding presents. But today stirs memories of when some mobsters gave themselves one of... [Read More]
Last week, the Supreme Court heard Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Jack Phillips, proprietor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to create a wedding... [Read More]
When you're the source for "breaking news" but it turns out to be "faking news," you're in trouble. ABC News "chief investigative correspondent" Brian... [Read More]
December marks nine years since Ponzi-king Bernie Madoff made his perp walk into the U.S. District Courthouse in Manhattan. Last month, the Justice Department... [Read More]
One would think an artist commissioned to provide a piece of art would produce that. They can produce art of their choice all day... [Read More]
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