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Commissioners OK proposed budget
Tue  Jul 22 2014 04:27PM
On Monday, July 21, city commissioners approved the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget during a workshop session, but it was not without some passionate arguments that sometimes strayed from discussion … read more.
BMS safer and secure
Tue  Jul 22 2014 04:27PM
When Bartow Middle School students return to class in a month, they will see that their school on Clower Street has had a facelift. The concrete pavement walkways at the … read more.
After all these years ...
Tue  Jul 22 2014 04:27PM
It has been 50 years since they graduated from high school and nearly three-quarters of the students who got their diplomas will be in town this weekend for the golden … read more.
Pelly benefit to wrap up career
Tue  Jul 22 2014 03:54PM
The poster reads, “Elvis has not left the building … yet,” but unless one marks down Saturday, Aug. 16, it will be too late to catch the king of Elvis … read more.
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Light agenda marks work session, regular meeting
Sat  Jul 19 2014 08:00AM
Bartow City Commissioners will take up two resolutions at the Monday, July 21 regular meeting. In the first, Resolution No. 14-3857-R, commissioners will vote whether to approve a “Final Non-Ad Valorem Assessment Roll.” This will be specifically for parcels lying … read more.

Dr. Clyde was Mr. Bartow
Sat  Jul 19 2014 08:00AM
At his funeral service Monday, longtime friend Larry Meeks asked the packed pews questions about Dr. Clyde E. Gibson. “I asked six different questions and if any of these pertain to you to stand,” he said. “I asked who has … read more.

County proposes tax increase
Mon  Jul 21 2014 10:08AM
Polk County residents may be facing an increase in property tax if the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget is approved by the Board of County Commissioners, who were pitched the budget by County Manager Jim Freeman at the July 15 … read more.

Twins learn about space
Sat  Jul 19 2014 08:00AM
For the Thermal Design Challenge, sisters Hannah and Sarah Githens made an object called the “Nail Armstrong” in the Space Academy camp they attended in Huntsville, Ala., this month. Somewhat of a success, Hannah’s group made it work in 1:57 … read more.

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State, National and World News
Wall Street stocks slip
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing … read more.

Gaza death toll mounts
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza’s Hamas rulers signaled they won’t agree to an unconditional … read more.

Ukraine rebels release bodies
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
HRABOVE, Ukraine — Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts … read more.

Widow: Jury sent tobacco firm $23B message
Tue  Jul 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won’t see much if any of the money. … read more.

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