POLK COUNTY – State Attorney Brian Haas published the 2019 Office Report this past Friday, April 12. The report highlights some of the work prosecutors of Florida’s Tenth Judicial Circuit completed over the past calendar year.

WINTER HAVEN – On April 8, the Winter Haven City Commission and staff with the Southwest Florida Water Management District finalized an amendment to their agreement to study the feasibility of using highly-treated wastewater to recharge the Upper Floridan Aquifer under Winter Haven in the co…

BARTOW –The board room was practically full at the Bartow City Commission meeting on Monday, April 1. Colleagues, family and friends were on hand to see the commission present Bartow Middle School Principal Chris Roberts with the Key to the City.

WINTER HAVEN – Fueled by their positive experiences and direction in the Polk State College’s music education department, two current students and one alumnus recently were selected as new members of the Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony — a barbershop style chorus currently ranked among the nati…

WINTER HAVEN – A proposed 157-unit residential development off Overlook Drive just outside Winter Haven city limits, near LeadFeather Guns and Archery, was denied by the Polk County Planning Commission March 6.

POLK COUNTY – According to the latest United States Department of Agriculture “Abandoned Citrus” report, there are 8,533 acres of abandoned citrus in Polk County. The citrus greening epidemic has devastated Florida’s citrus industry, reducing crop output by around 60 percent since 2005.

WINTER HAVEN – At the Winter Haven City Commission meeting Jan. 14, the commissioners re-elected Brad Dantzler as mayor, and after, there was a short ceremony during which time he was presented with a gold medallion.

WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven Public Education Partnership Center, an after-school program in the Florence Villa neighborhood, looks much more colorful after a group of kids teamed up with some talented artists Jan. 10.

POLK COUNTY – County staff recently reported that in fiscal year 2017-18 county residents paid more than $46 million into the half-cent Indigent Health Care Sales Tax that provides health insurance to around 4,600 county residents who are uninsured.

POLK COUNTY – On Jan. 8, the Polk County School Board decided to instruct Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd to send a letter to a dozen charter school site administrators warning them that next year they may have to provide their own school bus transportation.

BARTOW – While the winners of the fifth annual Herbert Dixon Celebrity Golf Tournament sure had plenty to celebrate, so did the organizers of the event that took place Jan. 5 at Bartow Golf Club.

BARTOW – While the winners of the fifth annual Herbert Dixon Celebrity Golf Tournament sure had plenty to celebrate, so did the organizers of the event that took place Jan. 5 at Bartow Golf Club.

WINTER HAVEN – Recent candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Baxter Troutman was arrested a second time for allegedly abusing his wife, Rebecca “Becky” Troutman, on Jan. 4.

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