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You Won’t Believe Who Painted This $250 Painting Auctioned Off to Help Special Needs Children

by James Coulter Several paintings were auctioned off during the inaugural Boots and Buckles Festival hosted in Bartow last Saturday. A new art piece was even painted at the event for everyone to see. So awe-struck was the crowd that...

51 Yr Old Bartow Woman Killed While Crossing S.R. 60 On A Bicycle

Early Wednesday morning a Chevy Trax, was traveling northbound on North Broadway Avenue and stopped for a red traffic signal at the intersection of SR-60. The vehicle then attempted a right turn onto SR-60 and collided with a...

More Than 60 Units Participate in Bartow Halloween Parade

by James Coulter More than 60 units including floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands, and dance troupes marched through Downtown Bartow for the annual Bartow Halloween Parade. Several local businesses and organizations participated in the parade, including the Bartow City Staff and...

Bartow Haunted Jail Tour Gets Resurrected This Halloween

by James Coulter Located off of North Broadway in downtown Bartow, the old jail was built in the 1960s, renovated in the 1970s, and closed in the 2000s. Since then, the old building has fallen into disrepair. The concrete walls...

Kids Tag Art Program Raises Over $50,000 For Polk Schools

BARTOW, Fla. – The Tax Collector for Polk County, Joe G. Tedder, was proud to present a check to the Polk County School Board in its Tuesday night meeting! The 2022-2023 Kids Tag Art (KTA) program’s fundraising totals set new...

Bartow Con Boldly Goes into Inaugural Event with Star Trek Stars

by James Coulter Robin Curtis reached for the stars as an actress, and that allowed her to star in many iconic roles. Her most famous role was playing Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and...

Here Is Your Chance To Get A 4% Discount On Paying Your County Taxes

BARTOW, Fla. - The Office of the Tax Collector for Polk County, (TCP), is now accepting payments for 2023 property taxes. This will allow those who owe taxes to enjoy the November discount longer. This year, TCPC again opens the...

From Jerky to Figurines: 5th Annual Bartow Fall Fest

by James Coulter Brian Woods works full-time as a firefighter, so he knows a thing or two about things that are smoking hot. That’s why, on the weekends, he visits local markets and festivals to sell his homemade jerky. Made...

Florida Sheriff Invokes Don’t “Try That In A Small Town” Following Officer Involved Shooting Of Car Jacking Suspect

Update: The armed carjacking suspect, 32-year-old Joshua Lee Walker (DOB 8/8/91), succumbed to his injuries at the hospital last evening and is deceased. The Officer Involved Deadly Incident Task Force for the 10th Judicial Circuit continues to investigate. The...

Bartow Police Department Officer Involved Shooting

Sheriff Grady Judd and Bartow Police Chief Andy Ray will brief the media at 6:15 PM tonight(Monday, September 4, 2023) in Bartow near the Bartow Regional Medical Center on US Highway 98 regarding the Officer Involved Deadly Incident Task...
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PUBLIC NOTICE FOR FICTITIOUS NAME

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned pursuant to the fictitious name statutes 865.09 Florida statues will register with...
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