The summer fun continues with some lovely happenings this weekend! I have something for the foodie, something for the athlete, something for the Netflix geek and something for the trendiest people on the block.
LAKE WALES – Staff and supporters of Circle of Friends Ministry hosted a grand reopening of their thrift shop at 129 East Stuart Avenue in downtown Lake Wales July 10.
The Florida Department of Education released grades for individual schools and school districts last week and officials for Polk County Public Schools were pleased to see the district maintain its “B” grade for the 2018-19 school year.
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 the history of the building the brewery will occupy.
Polk County Commissioners will put their final stamp of approval on the board’s $1.7 billion budget next week, managing to hold down ad valorem taxes to last year’s level but raising the fire rescue and garbage pick-up fees.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a 36-year-old Winter Haven woman July 11 — three days after she was found passed-out from cocaine while inside a hot car with two small children.
POLK COUNTY – Property Appraiser Marsha M. Faux published the Polk County Preliminary Tax Roll, a list of property values associated with new construction that is compared with years past, earlier this month.
With an uncharacteristic fist-pump, Polk County Attorney Michael Craig last month informed the Polk County Commission it had won it's eight-year battle with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice regarding a $4.8 million overpayment.
LAKE WALES – During a recent Lake Wales City Commission meeting, Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields said that the Polk County Health Department clinic in Lake Wales near the Save-A-Lot grocery store on State Road 60 would be reducing services soon. Fields said that when Central Florida Healt…
A new partnership between the Lake Wales Charter Schools system and other community stakeholders, including Lake Wales Medical Center, could be life changing for local students.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.