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WINTER HAVEN – Starting as soon as next month, construction of a wetlands park similar to the park on the south side of Lake Howard will commence on the south side of Lake Conine, Winter Haven Public Works Director M.J. Carnevale said.

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POLK COUNTY – For the first time in eight years, Polk County Public Schools have a state grade of “B” and school staff, students and area business leaders are celebrating by sharing the good news in advertising on a special Citrus Connection bus called the “B Bus.”

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WINTER HAVEN – In late July 2018, in response to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filing legal action against leadership of the non-profit Ritz Theatre over multiple allegations of civil misconduct, the Ritz board attempted to resolve their legal problems by listing the property for sale f…

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POLK COUNTY – Around a year ago the Polk County School Board voted to start a pilot program to transform Crystal Lake Elementary in Lakeland from a traditional school into a hub of education, health and social services that would serve residents in the surrounding area.

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The $400,000 quoted at last week's city commission meeting is just an "estimate" put together by M.J. Carnevale, city public works director. It is related to a portion of what the city owes the county for certain cleanup services.