WINTER HAVEN – Boy Scouts of America Troop 515 member Mike Bogdhan recently spearheaded an effort to install two new bicycle repair stations along the Chain of Lakes Trail, one on Lake Silver and the other near the trail’s bridge over Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The ballots are cast, the votes counted and the results — though technically still unofficial — are in for Tuesday’s municipal elections in Polk County.
WINTER HAVEN – Downtown Winter Haven has been named the 2019 Great Places in Florida People's Choice Winner for the American Planning Association’s Florida Chapter.
WINTER HAVEN – After a light speed year of construction, City of Winter Haven Assistant City Manager T. Michael Stavres recently said Lakeland Magic training staff and City of Winter Haven employees were scheduled to begin moving in to their new office spaces at the Fieldhouse and Conference…
DUNDEE – In 2018, local mayors and commissioners representing residents living along the Lake Wales Ridge, with help from Ridge League of Cities staff, began lobbying Citrus Connection staff and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners for expanded Citrus Connection bus coverage.
WINTER HAVEN — Local leaders and members of the public gathered last week as the City of Winter Haven held a dedication and ribbon cutting for its new Lake Howard Dock and its 7th Street Improvement Project on October 23.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday continued his full-throated support of a plan to increase minimum teacher salaries in Florida to $47,500, but Senate President Bill Galvano cautioned it might be difficult to carry out.
POLK COUNTY – According to a report recently prepared for the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees by Dr. Rick Harper, of Economic Consulting Services, the university has a $289 million annual impact on the state and local economy.
POLK COUNTY – In 2018 and through much of 2019, hundreds of lawsuits were filed against Florida counties, municipalities and corporations alleging that disabled residents did not have equal access to government and corporate administered websites.
AUBURNDALE – The case is closed. Brandi Miller and Cassandra Willis have been found guilty of making learning fun for their students.
FORT MEADE – Less than a year after President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, making industrial hemp legal for interstate commerce, dozens of hemp farms have already been established across Florida.
The Bartow Executive Airport will hold it's first-ever “Trunk or Treat” event on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the airport’s main terminal and the main ramp adjacent to the terminal.