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POLK COUNTY – For the first time in eight years, Polk County Public Schools have a state grade of “B” and school staff, students and area business leaders are celebrating by sharing the good news in advertising on a special Citrus Connection bus called the “B Bus.”

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POLK COUNTY – On Aug. 28, parents at five area public schools were notified by letter that elevated amounts of lead were present in the potable water supply. Three days later Polk County Public Schools Maintenance Services Manager, Rory Lucy led a press conference to discuss the news.

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POLK COUNTY – Around a year ago the Polk County School Board voted to start a pilot program to transform Crystal Lake Elementary in Lakeland from a traditional school into a hub of education, health and social services that would serve residents in the surrounding area.

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POLK COUNTY – Dr. Joy Jackson, director of the Florida Department of Health Director in Polk County, gave her annual State of the Health in Polk County presentation to county commissioners, staff and residents Aug. 21.

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LAKE WALES – Lake Wales had little trouble balancing its 2018-19 budget plan, removing a $1.7 million expense and approving a new stormwater fee which will be assessed on most city residences and businesses.

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