WINTER HAVEN - A single-engine seaplane crashed into a home at 2735 Idlylridge Drive in Winter Haven early Saturday afternoon, killing 64-year-old flight instructor James Wagner of Lakeland.

WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven Public Education Partnership Center, an after-school program in the Florence Villa neighborhood, looks much more colorful after a group of kids teamed up with some talented artists Jan. 10.

POLK COUNTY – County staff recently reported that in fiscal year 2017-18 county residents paid more than $46 million into the half-cent Indigent Health Care Sales Tax that provides health insurance to around 4,600 county residents who are uninsured.

POLK COUNTY – On Jan. 8, the Polk County School Board decided to instruct Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd to send a letter to a dozen charter school site administrators warning them that next year they may have to provide their own school bus transportation.

BARTOW – While the winners of the fifth annual Herbert Dixon Celebrity Golf Tournament sure had plenty to celebrate, so did the organizers of the event that took place Jan. 5 at Bartow Golf Club.

BARTOW – While the winners of the fifth annual Herbert Dixon Celebrity Golf Tournament sure had plenty to celebrate, so did the organizers of the event that took place Jan. 5 at Bartow Golf Club.

WINTER HAVEN – Recent candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Baxter Troutman was arrested a second time for allegedly abusing his wife, Rebecca “Becky” Troutman, on Jan. 4.

WINTER HAVEN – A street fight involving 20-30 people resulted in seven arrests Christmas night, with five of those individuals arrested being charged with battery on responding officers.

The Bartow High School band is set to host one of its signature events, with its annual Prism Concert set to serve up good music and good eats spanning four shows in two days.

On Tuesday, my personal odometer will roll over to 78 years. On this occasion for the past few years, I have reflected on what I have learned in my life. I tinker with the list a little each year. Most of what I have learned, I learned from others.

Inwood is a large unincorporated area in northwest Winter Haven. It is bounded by the shore of Lake Cannon to the east, Havendale Boulevard to the north, 42nd Street to the west and Avenue G or Lake Deer to the South. It has evolved into a diverse mixture of mostly blue-collar families. It i…

The Bartow High School band is set to host one of its signature events, with its annual Prism Concert set to serve up good music and good eats spanning four shows in two days.

With school going back in session after the holidays, that means local high-school girls basketball teams will jump back into the heart of their district games this month, making it a good time to get a gauge on where some of the East Polk teams stand.

WINTER HAVEN – A good portion of the downtown area was evacuated Saturday, Dec. 29, after two chemicals somehow got mixed, causing noxious fumes that sent two individuals to the hospital.

POLK COUNTY – The Polk County Commission was scheduled to vote on repealing the county panhandling ordinance Jan. 8. The vote took place after press time, but was likely repealed, based on County Attorney Michael Craig's recommendation.

POLK COUNTY – A new year is upon us, and as we look forward to what is in store for 2019, our staff has decided to also reflect on all that happened in 2018.

POLK COUNTY – A new year is upon us, and as we look forward to what is in store for 2019, our staff has decided to also reflect on all that happened in 2018.

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