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Updated: 01/17/2013 08:00:02AM

Surviving the flames

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S.L. Frisbie

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It must go down as one of the most ... ah ... interesting business decisions in the history of community journalism.

In 1931, during the depth of the Great Depression, S. Lloyd Frisbie moved to Bartow and, in partnership with his father, Sayer L. Frisbie, started a weekly newspaper in competition with an established five-days-a-week daily newspaper, The Polk County Record.

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