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Polk County Public Schools maintain ‘B’ for 2018-19

The Florida Department of Education released grades for individual schools and school districts last week and officials for Polk County Pub… Read more

Tantrums Lakeside Grill opens on Lake Myrtle

AUBURNDALE — The grill and its venue may be new to the city, but its owners are not. Read more

Downtown church to replace damaged steeple

WINTER HAVEN — When Hurricane Irma blew through Florida in 2017 and took the steeple of First Baptist Church of Winter Haven with it, it wa… Read more

Sports

Athlete of the Week: Isabella VanGundy

This week's Athlete of the Week feature is sponsored by Bond Clinic. Read more

Tropics SC books ticket to UPSL Final Four in Texas

Next stop, Texas. Read more

Tropics SC wins state title, advances to UPSL Nationals

AUBURNDALE — The inaugural season for Tropics SC in the United Premier Soccer League just keeps getting better. Read more

Business

Tantrums Lakeside Grill opens on Lake Myrtle

AUBURNDALE — The grill and its venue may be new to the city, but its owners are not. Read more

Haines City to host ‘How to Start a Business’ class

HAINES CITY – Business licenses, permits, plans, LLCs, and corporations. Read more

Downtown Bartow brewery gets name, logo

The much-anticipated brewery slated to open in downtown Bartow now has a name and a logo — and the moniker and art are a direct callback to… Read more

Opinion

Gernert: Origins of Biltmore Shores

It was the mid-1950s and Winter Haven, like so many Florida locations, was experiencing a spurt of growth. Read more

Sheriff Judd: Animal Control offering free pet adoptions in July

During the month of July 2019, Polk County Animal Control is offering a new promotion — “Sizzling Saturdays” — with free pet adoptions ever… Read more

Frisbie: We didn't hate each other

In the wake of June’s back-to-back Democratic presidential debates, the campaign has deteriorated into a “gotcha” contest more appropriate … Read more

Weather Today

Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm. Lows overnight in the low 70s.

Today

90° 71°

Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm. Lows overnight in the low 70s.

Humidity:92%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:NNE at 8 mph
Chance of Rain:30%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:06:45:52 AM
Sunset:08:21:20 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm. Lows overnight in the low 70s.Mon
30%90° 71°
Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.Tue
80%88° 73°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.Wed
50%87° 73°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.Thu
50%89° 73°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Fri
50%91° 72°
Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Sat
40%91° 73°
Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Sun
40%91° 72°
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