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The Florida Department of Health in Polk County announced Dec. 30 that it had received a limited amount of the COVID-19 vaccine and that department officials are currently developing a plan for distribution that meets the requirements of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order as quickly …

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As students prepare for winter break and the Spring 2021 Semester, Polk State College staff reminds the College community of the counseling services and mental health resources available to assist students who are overwhelmed, coping with stress, or facing barriers to learning.

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The Polk Senior Games Board of Directors has announced that the 2021 Polk Senior Games have been cancelled. The decision was made because of the safety concerns and the many unknowns caused by the pandemic.

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On Wednesday, December 2, 18-year-old Tarmetris Daniel Mack and 17-year-old Alfred Higgs, Jr., both of whom are Osceola County residences and who both have Polk County warrants for armed robbery and first degree murder, turned themselves in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at the Northeas…

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Florida’s vital tourism industry could start to experience an uptick midway through 2021, although foreign travel will continue to lag for several years, according to information posted online Nov. 24 by state analysts.

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