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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe finalized a 30-year gambling agreement on Friday, inking a deal that would deliver at least $2.5 billion to Florida over the next five years in exchange for giving the tribe control over statewide sports betting.

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WINTER HAVEN — Flanked by uniformed law-enforcement officers, including Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a controversial law-and-order measure sparked by nationwide protests that erupted last year after George Floyd’s death.

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Around a hundred veterans, along with some friends and family, participated in an American Legion Riders motorcycle and Jeep “Poker Run” to benefit the Polk County Homeless Coalition April 17.

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A 300-acre expansion of Bone Valley ATV Park continues with the recent approval of a $1 million federal grant administered by the state and $200,000 in matching county funds to build a bridge linking the two sections of the park.

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During a Lake Wales City Commission workshop March 31, City Manager James Slaton said that before the City of Lake Wales makes a full commitment to borrowing $240 million from the federal government to build county-wide water infrastructure, the City of Lake Wales ought to do a city-specific…

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HAINES CITY — Plans for transforming a former industrial fertilizer plant into a new public park in Haines City were potentially set back following a Florida Department of Environmental Protection study, the findings of which were recently released.

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