Three Bartow High School chefs are stewing, baking and chopping their way to a national culinary cook-off in California next month.
BARTOW – State Rep. Melony Bell (R – Bartow) recently finished her first state legislative session and she spoke about the experience May 14 at a Tiger Bay of Polk County luncheon.
POLK COUNTY – On November 23, 2018, 76-year-old Loretta Pickard of Lakeland called 911 and said she thought her log cabin was on fire.
WINTER HAVEN – A confidential developer has initiated the process of getting city permits to build 472 apartments at an undisclosed downtown location.
POLK COUNTY – BridgePrep Academy is a charter school corporation that owns more than a dozen charter schools across the state.
BARTOW – In a meeting dominated by proclamations and announcements, the Bartow City Commission installed the winner of the recent city commission election May 6 and then voted unanimously for him to be mayor for the next year.
WINTER HAVEN — When a group of 11 teenagers from Winter Haven Christian School arrived home from a week-long mission trip to Guatemala, they physically looked the same as when they left.
LAKE WALES — Local elected officials, stakeholders, staff and other members of the community gathered at Polk State College’s JD Alexander Center in downtown Lake Wales Thursday morning to advocate for the preservation of the recurring funding the campus receives from the state legislature.
BARTOW - The annual Bartow Fire-Bartow Police charity softball game May 10 at Bartow High School proved to be an entertaining way to raise a few bucks for the George Harris Youth Shelter.
The ongoing controversy surrounding Polk County Fire Rescue took a new turn last week when the county appointed an interim fire chief to tackle the problems outlined in a report to the county commission.
Polk County may have to borrow $30 million to pay for a new, county-wide communications system upgrade, to pay for updating its internal computer systems and to build four new fire stations.
WINTER HAVEN — When Dr. Keith Bonney thinks about his role as principal of Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School, the public charter school located on Polk State College’s Winter Haven campus, he recalls the Boston Celtics of the 1980s.
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise officials will be showing their drawings to Polk County again this summer when they give County Commissioners a look at the preliminary layout of the highway segment that will replace the county’s dead Northern Connector and tie the Central Polk Parkway to State…
LAKE WALES – The developer who has been trying to restore the historic Walesbilt Hotel for almost a decade was threatened with arrest April 30 after he attempted to gain entry into a different historic Lake Wales building.
WINTER HAVEN — Dozens of law enforcement officers, volunteers and local Special Olympics athletes stopped traffic in downtown Winter Haven May 3 — and for good reason, too.
WINTER HAVEN – In his final Polk Vision State of the County address, outgoing Polk County Manager Jim Freeman had an opportunity to reflect on his service to the county.