- Hometown stories that count from people who care

By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor Publisher 

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Last updated 1/10/2021 at 11:34am

More than 900 communities have lost their local newspapers in recent years. The print version of the Lake Wales News was nearly 100 years old when its owners decided it no longer was viable. Market conditions, printing costs and lack of advertisers contributed to its demise.

Enter Nearly two dozen area residents have come together and volunteered to create a free, online news site. The goal is to serve as a watchdog of the public interest and a promoter of community spirit.

Local businesses already have signed on as "charter sponsors" to underwrite the costs of this n...

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