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Second of two parts.  "I work sunup to sundown..."Ain't too proud to sweep the floors."—"Cost of Livin'" as performed by Ronnie Dunn Last week we talked... [Read More]
This year's trip was no European adventure through many countries, but it was through a few states and full of surprises. Driving up I-75 to... [Read More]
Deep-down inside Brenda Gant knew where he wanted to play football, it just took a rap on the heart to bring it out.The Kathleen 6-foot-2,... [Read More]
Polk County has said that massive withdrawal will impact its long-term plans to increase aquifer recharge in the Peace Creek Basin. [Read More]
Sheriff's Office canine locates Jessie Cisneros, 17, at a residence on Palmetto Ridge Drive in Wahneta. [Read More]
By day, Sam Ortiz teaches and conducts McLaughlin Middle School & Fine Arts Academy's guitar program for students in grades six through eight. By night,... [Read More]
The Polk County Gator Club will host its annual Kickoff Party later this month.Set for Aug. 29 at the Lake Mirror Center in Lakeland, the... [Read More]
The makers of Piraat, a world-class beer out of Belgium, are taking a cue from their American counterparts with Piraat Triple Hop.This classic, strong amber... [Read More]
It's hard to believe that the well-loved combination of cake, cream and strawberries could be anything other than perfection, but soggy cake, squishy cream, or... [Read More]
Friday, Aug. 17NEW EXHIBIT RIBBON CUTTING: 10:45 a.m. Aug. 17, Sun 'n Fun Campus, Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum, 4175 Medulla Road, Lakealnd,... [Read More]
Father TimeTime is on a journey with us.It is by our side when know one else is there or seems to care.Time can be spent... [Read More]
Deputies said witnesses tried to pull the man out of the oil but couldn't help him. [Read More]
The refugee-resettlement industry is in full panic mode. Some may question whether "industry" is the correct word. But the multi-million dollar budgets voluntary agencies... [Read More]
A few years ago, I wrote a column about Harambe, the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo who was euthanized after a child fell into his... [Read More]
Let's be frank. Congressional incumbents seeking re-election have a distinct advantage over their opponents. One of those advantages is the congressional franking privilege. For... [Read More]
Father: "You are a Christian school. In the Bible, it says come as you are. You deny a kid an education on his hair?" [Read More]
Four months ago Polk County's top official overseeing maintenance of county parks visited the legendary Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven.Mike Wallace's trip to one of... [Read More]
Advice: The rudeness was indeed self-evident, as would have been the urge to respond "Please mind your own business." [Read More]
Advice: I wonder about the wisdom of sending a child to stay with a parent who has this sort of criminal record. [Read More]
These Florida lotteries were drawn Tuesday:Fantasy 5: 15-24-28-35-36Lucky Money: 07-12-15-43, Lucky Ball 3, estimated jackpot $600,000Mega Millions: 11-26-44-45-46, Mega Ball 11, Megaplier 2, estimated jackpot... [Read More]