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POLK COUNTY – According to one official, over the past six months, around $500K of state and local tax dollars have already been spent on lawyers fighting a water war between the Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC), multiple Polk County municipalities and the City of Wauchula versus the S…

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WINTER HAVEN – Freedom Church Pastor Bobby Williams described himself as a born-again heathen whose been tasked by God to help heal Eloise, the financially insecure community in between Winter Haven and Eagle Lake.

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POLK COUNTY – Last week county commissioners voted to approve the first $40K in costs to a proposed 33,180 square foot, $6.89M PCSO processing center building to be built at the North Central Landfill complex sometime over the next two years.

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POLK COUNTY – According to one official, over the past six months, around $500K of state and local tax dollars have already been spent on lawyers fighting a water war between the Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC), multiple Polk County municipalities and the City of Wauchula versus the S…

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WINTER HAVEN – The first boxing event to take place in Winter Haven for perhaps decades was a large success according to organizers.

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WINTER HAVEN – Freedom Church Pastor Bobby Williams described himself as a born-again heathen whose been tasked by God to help heal Eloise, the financially insecure community in between Winter Haven and Eagle Lake.

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POLK COUNTY – The Auburndale man who made national news in January for planting multiple fake bombs at Eagle Ridge Mall is back behind bars, this time for trying to steal a shirt and cap.

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BARTOW – More than 200 Hometown Hero veterans from Polk County representing World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the War On Terrorism were honored Friday, Nov. 9, at the annual Veterans Day event in Bartow.

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POLK COUNTY – Last week county commissioners voted to approve the first $40K in costs to a proposed 33,180 square foot, $6.89M PCSO processing center building to be built at the North Central Landfill complex sometime over the next two years.

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BARTOW – If it goes as planned the nearly century-old mansion on Mann Road will be more than it's ever been, offering tours to small groups and perhaps wedding ceremonies.

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This week's cooler weather is at least making it feel a little more like the holiday season. But in Lake Wales, Christmas will get its “official” kickoff December 7 and 8 with two popular downtown events

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WINTER HAVEN – The American Ideals Foundation is inviting veterans to come in full or partial uniform and the public to a memorial ceremony downtown at City Hall Saturday morning.

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Two teams of students from Language and Literacy Academy for Learning competed in flag football at the Special Olympics Florida State Fall Classic at ESPN Wide World of Sports over the weekend. The peewee team won first place. On Friday the school had a pep rally for the students. Pictured a…

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WINTER HAVEN – Another detail about the legal water war involving Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, Ft Meade and the Polk Regional Water Cooperative versus Southwest Florida Water Management District became public record Nov. 7.

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POLK COUNTY – Polk County Board of County Commissioners Chairman and Winter Haven resident Todd Dantzler led his last county commission meeting Tuesday, Nov. 6 after eight years of service to the community.

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LAKE WALES – City and school leaders are eyeing December 6 for a community-wide forum on a proposal that would absorb McLaughlin Middle School Fine Arts Academy in the Lake Wales charter system.

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A group of Lake Wales High School students recently returned from Fishers Island, New York, part of a student exchange program idea that began three years ago.

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WINTER HAVEN – City of Winter Haven Growth Management Director Merle Bishop was a featured speaker at the 15th Annual Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce East Polk Economic Summit Nov. 7 at Polk State College.

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WINTER HAVEN – Fourteen area Edward Jones financial advisors sponsored the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual East Polk Economic Summit at Polk State College Nov. 7. The advisors helped bring esteemed colleague Kate Warne to Winter Haven as keynote speaker.

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WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven City Commission is scheduled to proclaim honor on the Winter Haven Women’s Club Nov. 13 for 105 years of serving the Winter Haven community.

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