July 17, 2014

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Home Invasion Suspects Robbed Winter Haven Man At Gunpoint -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lake Wales Man Killed In Hardee Crash -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Restaurant In Lake Wales -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Chile Releases Official Study on UFO Photos -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cooking on the Ridge: Mixed Greens with Fruit & Honey-Glazed Walnuts -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AMAC Applauds Introduction of SAVE Medicare Home Healthcare Act -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Men Caught Poaching Turtles From Crooked & Walk-In-Water Lakes -

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Most Lake Wales Charter Schools FCAT Scores Exceptional -

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man Sought On 3 Counts of Attempted Murder In Winter Haven -

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man Arrested In Lake Wales Kidnapping -

Monday, July 14, 2014

Administration Takes Heat For New Border Crisis, Says AMAC -

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fun Friday – Have a Family Date to the Movies at Eagle Ridge Cinemas -

Friday, July 11, 2014

Competition To Honor PCSO Canine Team -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lake Wales Police Department Looking for These People For Use of Stolen Credit Cards -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Benefit for William “Bill” Pond To Continue Needed Treatment for Recovery -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

UPDATE: Auburndale Police Searching for Two Robbery Suspects -

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Inmate Hid in Laundry Basket to Escape -

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

June 29th Carjacking Investigation Update: Final Two Suspects Arrested -

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Eddie Wayne Davis’ Appeal: Execution Set for Thursday -

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Lake Wales Man, Mark Douglas Mast, Killed In Hardee County Accident.

    Lake Wales Man Killed In Hardee Crash

    Hardee County, Florida – According to the Florida Highway Patrol a Lake Wales man named Mark Douglas Mast, 56 of Lake Wales, was killed in an accident on State Road 64 & Charlie Creek. The accident occurred around 10:50pm, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. According to FHP reports Mast was driving a 2012 Ford F150 pickup truck on SR 64 traveling westbound approaching a curve when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and hit a telephone pole, breaking it at it’s base, and started to flip multiple times. The truck ended up on it’s roof…

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    New Restaurant In Lake Wales

    By Carl Fish Lake Wales,  Florida – It’s been a few years since the North corner of the Eagle Ridge Mall has been home to a restaurant. That ended today. The former location of Garfield’s, a place this writer often frequented,  was alive with people and music. Gone were the Cajun Chicken Pasta, fire strings and other former dishes. Replaced now with a dual cuisine of barbecue and Italian ( although the pizza side of the menu was not ready tonight.) The new restaurant is called Brocks Smokehouse & Acropoli Italian. Some of you may know of Brocks Smoke Hut…

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    Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available

    BARTOW, Fla. (July 15, 2014) – Polk County Utilities has the annual Water Quality Reports for all 22 public water systems operated by PCU available online for review or download.  Go to Polk-County.net, click on “Utilities”, then “Water Quality”. To request a paper copy, please call the PCU office at (863) 298-4100.

  • Soft Shell Turtles Poached From Local Lakes

    Men Caught Poaching Turtles From Crooked & Walk-In-Water Lakes

    Lakeland, Florida – Three Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild-caught freshwater turtles as a result of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation. “Turtles are a popular, commercially available food item throughout much of the world and, as a result, over harvest has occurred in many countries,” said the FWC’s Lt. George Wilson, who led the effort. “To prevent overharvest here, the FWC proactively banned commercial harvest of all native wild turtles in 2009,” Wilson said. Wilson and other FWC investigators throughout Polk and Seminole counties developed the…

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    Most Lake Wales Charter Schools FCAT Scores Exceptional

    Lake Wales, Florida – The state released annual grades for elementary and middle schools this past Friday. Polk County overall maintained a “C” average, but saw more “D” schools. Lake Wales Charter Schools however fared very well. Only one school had below a C grade and that school was the only school to go backwards in grading. Two schools were exceptional. Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary and Bok Academy Middle School are two schools who received “A” grades. Bok Academy had an “A” Grade last year as well. DRF Babson Park Elementary was a “B” school last year and…

Winter Haven Home Invasion Suspects Use Woman & Child To Lure Home Owner Into Opening His Door

Home Invasion Suspects Robbed Winter Haven Man At Gunpoint

Jul 17, 2014

Winter Haven, Florida – Winter Haven Police are warning citizens to be mindful when opening the door to someone unknown due to a home invasion that occurred last night. On 7-16-14 at approximately 10:30 p.m.,  a resident heard a knock on the front door of their Hartridge Dr., West home and looked out of the window. The resident saw a light skinned black female, approximately 5’1″ wearing a light-blue shower cap and a gray tank top. She was accompanied by a small child, five to six years of age. The victim stated the woman and child looked scared so he…

Lake Wales Man, Mark Douglas Mast, Killed In Hardee County Accident.

Lake Wales Man Killed In Hardee Crash

Jul 17, 2014

Hardee County, Florida – According to the Florida Highway Patrol a Lake Wales man named Mark Douglas Mast, 56 of Lake Wales, was killed in an accident on State Road 64 & Charlie Creek. The accident occurred around 10:50pm, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. According to FHP reports Mast was driving a 2012 Ford F150 pickup truck on SR 64 traveling westbound approaching a curve when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and hit a telephone pole, breaking it at it’s base, and started to flip multiple times. The truck ended up on it’s roof…

BBQ FUNDRAISER

Lake Wales Fund Raiser To Help With Major Medical Bills

Jul 17, 2014

Let’s get together and help this family in need!   Pulled Pork Meal (pulled pork, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans Dessert & Drink) Where:       151 E Central Ave., Lake Wales Ouellette Law Firm   Donation:   $10.00 When:           August 2 Time:             10:00am to 2:00pm Pick up and Go! Carwash cost Donation For Tickets – Check inside or Call Bruce 863-638-0900 All Proceeds go to Quiesha  

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Lake Wales Man, Mark Douglas Mast, Killed In Hardee County Accident.

Lake Wales Man Killed In Hardee Crash

Hardee County, Florida – According to the Florida Highway Patrol a Lake Wales man named Mark Douglas Mast, 56 of Lake Wales, was killed in an accident on State Road 64 & Charlie Creek. The accident occurred around 10:50pm, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. According to FHP reports Mast was driving a 2012 Ford F150 pickup truck on SR 64 traveling westbound approaching a curve when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and hit a telephone pole, breaking it at it’s base, and started to flip multiple times. The truck ended up on it’s roof…

BBQ FUNDRAISER

Lake Wales Fund Raiser To Help With Major Medical Bills

Let’s get together and help this family in need!   Pulled Pork Meal (pulled pork, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans Dessert & Drink) Where:       151 E Central Ave., Lake Wales Ouellette Law Firm   Donation:   $10.00 When:           August 2 Time:             10:00am to 2:00pm Pick up and Go! Carwash cost Donation For Tickets – Check inside or Call Bruce 863-638-0900 All Proceeds go to Quiesha  

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New Restaurant In Lake Wales

By Carl Fish Lake Wales,  Florida – It’s been a few years since the North corner of the Eagle Ridge Mall has been home to a restaurant. That ended today. The former location of Garfield’s, a place this writer often frequented,  was alive with people and music. Gone were the Cajun Chicken Pasta, fire strings and other former dishes. Replaced now with a dual cuisine of barbecue and Italian ( although the pizza side of the menu was not ready tonight.) The new restaurant is called Brocks Smokehouse & Acropoli Italian. Some of you may know of Brocks Smoke Hut…

water

Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available

BARTOW, Fla. (July 15, 2014) – Polk County Utilities has the annual Water Quality Reports for all 22 public water systems operated by PCU available online for review or download.  Go to Polk-County.net, click on “Utilities”, then “Water Quality”. To request a paper copy, please call the PCU office at (863) 298-4100.