“Frisbie,” the kindly old colonel told me a few months after I joined the Florida National Guard in 1964, “you and I are the last guardians of the printed word in this brigade.”
This month, a significant agreement was forged between Polk State College and Florida Polytechnic University. The arrangement establishes the first academic pathway for students to go from Polk State to the state’s only STEM-dedicated institution.
When several hundred intellectually gifted middle school youngsters return to class at Union Academy Middle Magnet School and its International Baccalaureate curriculum this month, they will be the 122nd class to be educated at a school with one of the most diverse and remarkable histories i…
Detectives and crime analysts at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office have noticed a growing trend in what are referred to as “distraction thefts” or “quick-change scams.”
Ask a veteran of the armed forces for two dates in his or her life, and in my experience they will be able to tell you the date entered on active duty and the date released to civilian life.
The past two columns have shared memories of a small neighborhood off Havendale Boulevard near Lake Jessie. Born in the mid-1950s, the developers named the area Biltmore Shores.
This is a rather depressing statistic to begin with, but it’s very important. In 2018, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigated a total of 80 fatal crashes.
During the month of July 2019, Polk County Animal Control is offering a new promotion — “Sizzling Saturdays” — with free pet adoptions every Saturday in July to help adopt out as many wonderful cats and dogs as we can and see them go to loving homes.