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As we make our transition to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we can be assured there is a new normal. The holidays ahead will be redefined in the wake of the Coronavirus. Wearing a face-mask, hand-sanitizing, social distancing and following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to protec…

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There is a long history of racism against African Americans in the United States of America. Presently, there is a major division that has taken place from times past. 400 years ago was not long ago with the stench of slaver in America. The African American slaves were transported from Afric…

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The holiday season has come and gone, but let’s continue to be thankful and grateful for the simple things we are blessed with. Be grateful for time with family and friends. Let us be thankful for achieving the small successes in life.

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The 2019 Legislative Session concluded May 4 with the budget now awaiting Governor Ron DeSantis’ approval. For the second time in three years, $2.5 million of Polk State College’s recurring operational budget supporting our Lake Wales Campus — more than 5 percent of the College’s total budge…

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With sincere gratitude, I would like to take this time to thank every citizen for their time, support and assistance in the 2018 Election Year.

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As many know, I have lived in Winter Haven my entire life. This beautiful City and all it has to offer is very important to me and my family, and it is with tremendous pride that I serve on the City Commission as your Mayor. Our special Winter Haven experiences create a unique sense of commu…

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Right on the heels of utter devastation wrought by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, comes an alarming report in the prestigious journal Nature that mitigation of global climate change will require a massive switch to plant-based eating.

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This election is critically important because we will frequently be choosing between candidates who endorse God-given rights or candidates who endorse godless immoral socialism. America was founded with a hand on the Bible and an understanding that life, liberty and a (moral) pursuit of happ…

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As I look back over my life, I can remember talking too much in an elementary school class. After being disciplined and accepting my punishment, I was given a second chance. One day, when I was in junior high school, I was late to class. I walked all the way from my place of living, Eaton Pa…

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