LAKE WALES — Local elected officials, stakeholders, staff and other members of the community gathered at Polk State College’s JD Alexander Center in downtown Lake Wales Thursday morning to advocate for the preservation of the recurring funding the campus receives from the state legislature.
WINTER HAVEN — When Dr. Keith Bonney thinks about his role as principal of Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School, the public charter school located on Polk State College’s Winter Haven campus, he recalls the Boston Celtics of the 1980s.
The ongoing controversy surrounding Polk County Fire Rescue took a new turn last week when the county appointed an interim fire chief to tackle the problems outlined in a report to the county commission.
BARTOW - The annual Bartow Fire-Bartow Police charity softball game May 10 at Bartow High School proved to be an entertaining way to raise a few bucks for the George Harris Youth Shelter.
Polk County may have to borrow $30 million to pay for a new, county-wide communications system upgrade, to pay for updating its internal computer systems and to build four new fire stations.
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise officials will be showing their drawings to Polk County again this summer when they give County Commissioners a look at the preliminary layout of the highway segment that will replace the county’s dead Northern Connector and tie the Central Polk Parkway to State…
WINTER HAVEN — Dozens of law enforcement officers, volunteers and local Special Olympics athletes stopped traffic in downtown Winter Haven May 3 — and for good reason, too.
WINTER HAVEN – Eli Gonzalez is the first Winter Haven High School senior to be accepted into the United States Merchant Marine Academy since 1995.
WINTER HAVEN — Paws were in patrol in downtown Winter Haven this past Friday, May 3, as Main Street Winter Haven hosted its “Bark in the Park” event.
LAKE WALES – The developer who has been trying to restore the historic Walesbilt Hotel for almost a decade was threatened with arrest April 30 after he attempted to gain entry into a different historic Lake Wales building.
WINTER HAVEN – In his final Polk Vision State of the County address, outgoing Polk County Manager Jim Freeman had an opportunity to reflect on his service to the county.
WINTER HAVEN - While many graduating high school seniors are preparing to pack for college, 11 Winter Haven Christian School seniors are packing for what could be a life-changing trip to a third world country.
POLK COUNTY – Eight minutes after Terissa Gautney got on a school bus near Bartow Feb. 28, 2018, something happened which caused the wheel-chair bound student to stop breathing.
HAINES CITY – U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D – Kissimmee), whose congressional district includes Winter Haven and other portions of east Polk, hosted a prescription drug town hall April 25.
POLK COUNTY – While introducing Polk County Manager Jim Freeman at the 2019 Polk Vision State of the County event April 23, Polk Sheriff Grady Judd praised the Polk County Commission and the Polk County School Board for leadership associated with making sure the county’s schools are as safe …