WINTER HAVEN — The building at the corner of Avenue A NW and Second Street NW in downtown Winter Haven is most readily identified by the bank it houses on its first floor.
POLK COUNTY – On Friday, Aug. 9, the last weekday before the start of the school year, Florida Department of Education staff sent notification to Polk County Public Schools officials that dozens of teachers would have to either change the classes they taught or, in some cases, even change sc…
HAINES CITY — Speaking to the Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce at the Lake Eva Events Center August 15, State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit Brian Haas delivered remarks aimed at helping the assembled leaders handle law enforcement matters related to business.
Polk County commissioners recently took the first step in a system-wide upgrade of the county’s computer systems that could ultimately cost up to $5 million over the next several years.
POLK COUNTY – On Aug. 5, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Winter Haven) met with a group of east Polk County mayors and commissioners to request local resolutions in support of his federal efforts to extend the SunRail commuter train line from Poinciana, where it currently ends, into Haines City, La…
WINTER HAVEN – Years ago, Sarah Powers was in a grocery store checkout line when a magazine headline prompted an innocent question from her then eight-year old daughter, Brooklyn.
AUBURNDALE – Members of the Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club recently donated $1,000 to the Auburndale Police Department to help pay for surgery for Auburndale K9 officer “Rondo,” who got hurt during a recent foot chase.
LAKE WALES – At the end of a Lake Wales City Commission meeting Aug. 6, Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson started a discussion about the recent gun violence tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
It’s back-to-school time at Polk State College and the higher education institution is rolling out a new program aimed at making graduation faster and easier.
POLK COUNTY — As Polk Sheriff Grady Judd spoke to the media August 8 to announce four arrests his department had made as part of a successful investigation into a racketeering and money laundering scheme, he took the opportunity to give a word of advice to consumers in Polk County and beyond.
WINTER HAVEN – According to the National Weather Service, last month was the eighth wettest July in Winter Haven since 1935 and second most since 1998.
A new international flight simulation company is coming to Lake Wales and local leaders are hoping other developments soon take flight.
POLK COUNTY – A team of four Polk County students finished in fourth place at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational Aug. 1 at West Virginia University.
BARTOW – Bartow City Manager George Long was named Manager/Administrator of the Year by the Florida Rural Water Association August 9 in Daytona Beach.
POLK COUNTY — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday morning that it had arrested and charged four Polk County residents as part of a statewide racketeering, fraud, theft and money laundering investigation.