Publication: Polk County Democrat

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Polytechnic, Mosaic partner to support students, research

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINERBrian K. Birky, the executive director of Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute, welcomes everyone to the signing that will take place partnering the Mosaic Co., with Florida Polytechnic University.PHOTO BY STEVE S ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
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Polytechnic OKs new scholarship model

Florida Polytechnic University students beginning classes next year can once again count on financial support from the institution. The University’s Board of Trustees voted Monday, July 28 to approve a new scholarship program for the 2015-16 academic ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
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A small roar

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINERDean Hess explains various efforts the Lions Club is involved with besides its work on vision issues.PHOTO BY STEVE STEINERListening to Dean Hess (right), a former district governor of the Lions Club, are (from left) Valeie Tillman, ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
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BMS teacher arrested

A Bartow Middle School English teacher was booked into the Polk County Jail Wednesday without bond for making threats to an assistant state attorney, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported.Kelly Ann Karynn, 49, of 164 Shadow Lane, Lakeland, was charged ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
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LeRoy lays out district plan

Polk County School Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy took her “state of the schools” show on the road Monday with her first stop at Summerlin Academy in Bartow.About 100 residents, parents and school officials filled the multipurpose room at the school to ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Strategic Plan
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Waiting for the mosquitoes

Anyone traveling on 91 Mine Road east of Bartow may get a glimpse of water, water everywhere … not the Ancient Mariner’s water, but where the Peace Creek has overflown its banks.There’s no threat to the Peace River Estates subdivisions that line the watershed, ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Watershed, Subdivision, Mine
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CRA talks budget

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOWLevonia Wynn from West Bartow Front Porch requests money from the Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency on Wednesday.PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOWBartow City Vice Mayor A.J. Jackson (left) and acting CRA director Bob Wiegers listen as CRA Commissioner ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
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Piano player honored

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOWKaren Rooney speaks about herself and family during Wednesday's Rotary meeting as Robert Beattie sits to his right as he did the same thing. Instead of a program, there was a get to you know session with two members of the club.PHOTO ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
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Alignment Polk ready to launch

The Polk County School Board Tuesday agreed to cough up $100,000 in cash or in-kind match for Polk Vision to launch Alignment Polk, a blending of resources they say will improve education throughout the county.The Board also formalized the adoption of ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Adoption, Education
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Top teacher honored by board

Florida’s Teacher of the Year was all smiles Tuesday as she was honored by the Polk County School Board and received a crystal apple from the Superintendent of Schools.Christie Bassett, an art teacher at Highlands Grove Elementary School in Lakeland, ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
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We have survived the summer

Hooray, we survived the summer. Our Summer Reading Program ended on Friday and was completed by an Ice Cream Sundae Party for those who read 10 hours or more this summer. It was a fabulous eight weeks of Super Summer Shows, story times, Lego fun and Mad ... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Chalet swamped with business in final days

PHOTO BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADERShirley and Tony Paralta of Ocala celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary with an overnight stay at the Chalet Suzanne July 24-25. A first-time visit, Shirley Paralta wanted to visit before the inn closed.PHOTO BY BRENDA ... [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Owner

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...work at the family's business, Spath Jewelers, and instead worked at Tom Edwards Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, she might be saying to Virginia Condello, "OK, I just need to get approval from my manager. If he says OK, the car is yours."

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Top teacher honored by board [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
We have survived the summer [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Piano player honored [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Waiting for the mosquitoes [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Polytechnic OKs new scholarship model [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
BMS teacher arrested [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
A small roar [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Polytechnic, Mosaic partner to support students... [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Alignment Polk ready to launch [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
LeRoy lays out district plan [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
CRA talks budget [Published Polk County Democrat - 10 hours ago]
Chalet swamped with business in final days [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
A night about a nurse [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
Group thinks Lions [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
Full of dogs and cats [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
J.C. Martin, Kelley Buick-GMC, receive National... [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
FPRA collects 216 Fill-A-Bags [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
Education, income and health [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
Union descends on Bartow [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
Eating ice cream at the bank [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
Tax-free weekend [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
A new start [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 29 2014]
Commissioners OK proposed budget [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 22 2014]
Pelly benefit to wrap up career [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 22 2014]
BMS safer and secure [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 22 2014]
After all these years ... [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 22 2014]
Dr. Clyde was Mr. Bartow [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 22 2014]
Water and colors everywhere [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 22 2014]
Light agenda at city commissioner regular meeting [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 22 2014]
Watch for lane closures in area this week [Published Polk County Democrat - Jul 22 2014]
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