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WINTER HAVEN — Whether you are an expecting or new mom — or have one in your life you’d like to get a gift for — there’s a new retail shop in downtown Winter Haven that is worth visiting.

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about how 10 percent of all the drivers on Florida roads are driving on a suspended license. This epidemic of suspended licenses is because Florida imposes heavy court fees we expect everyone to pay, regardless of their income. If you can’t pay your fees and…

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Some people may not realize this, but law enforcement officers respond to a fair amount of medical calls — especially here in Polk County where we answer 9-1-1 and dispatch not just for law enforcement, but also for Polk County Fire Rescue.

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Most of us are embarrassed by the fiasco that is Florida’s unemployment system. During this crisis, people without an income to feed their family waited weeks and months to get their first unemployment check.

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Over the past several weeks, we have worked three different drug-related investigations with an alarming trend – each one had something to do with the illegal sale of marijuana via the social media application “Snapchat.”

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This past week on the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, I reminisced about an event that has stuck with me since it occurred back when I was about 16 years old.

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