This weekend we have a little something for everyone.
WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven City Commission passed a resolution July 8 approving a $20,000 tax incentive package to lure an advanced manufacturing business to Winter Haven.
POLK COUNTY – Tenth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Brian Haas hosted a press conference Wednesday, July 3, during which he asked the gathered journalists to be careful in their coverage of cases such as the one involving Courtney Taylor Irby and Joseph Irby.
WINTER HAVEN – City Manager Mike Herr and his staff gave the Winter Haven City Commission a capital improvement projects update Monday, June 24.
LAKE WALES – On Monday, July 1, the Lake Wales City Commission approved a contract with SEMCO, a Bartow-based construction firm, to renovate city hall for $92,408.65.
Property owners in Polk County will see their annual fire protection and emergency services assessment go up another $15, the Polk Board of County Commissioners agreed on last month at a budget work session.
POLK COUNTY – Staff and volunteers with Polk County Toys for Tots will be nationally recognized for excellence at an annual Toys for Tots training conference in September.
BARTOW – Nearly 40 years ago, Bartow Mayor Billy Simpson and former Bartow resident Frank Rouse co-founded a committee of volunteers to organize an annual Fourth of July celebration in Bartow.
WINTER HAVEN – Legoland Florida Resort staff earned the 2019 Outstanding Business Award at the Keep Florida Beautiful Conference June 5 in Bonita Springs.
The Florida Department of Health is working with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address a hepatitis A outbreak and hopes the “partnership” will help expand vaccinations, state officials said last week.
TALLAHASSEE — Eliminating the certificate of need program for hospitals may have been the easy part, but how to license them in the future may be more complex.
BARTOW – On July 1, the Bartow City Commission passed an ordinance that will allow investors to expand Bear Creek Apartments, near the corner of U.S. 17 and State Road 60.
WINTER HAVEN — At the combined ribbon cutting last week for The Lodge and Black Oak Creative, two businesses sharing a newly renovated building at 332 Avenue B SW, Winter Haven Mayor Brad Dantzler recalled a recent trip he took to North Carolina.
POLK COUNTY – Virgin Train USA Vice President of Government Affairs Bob O’Malley spoke during the SVN Sanders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate I4 Commercial Corridor Conference June 28 at Florida Polytechnic University.
WINTER HAVEN – Legoland Florida Resort staff will still have a job and job benefits will remain the same if a recently proposed purchase offer is finalized.
WINTER HAVEN – On June 28, the Florida Attorney General’s Office filed a motion that nearly marks the end of court involvement with the Ritz Theatre in downtown Winter Haven.
Winter Haven High senior Christopher Skoll was awarded a $500 scholarship by the Polk County Retired Educators Association Unit II, which represents East Polk County, on May 6.