Signs were erected last week for Planet Fitness, the newest business to come to Lakeshore Mall. The facility is scheduled to open Monday, Feb. 17, but a specific time was not available at press time. For more information, visit planetfitness.com or call 863-440-7440.

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There is a unique food competition going down in Winter Haven this weekend. It is a “people’s choice” competition — and they need your opinion. Not only is it a neat way to try out the final products of Big Green Egg grills, but it’s also a delicious way to support the Citrus Center Boys and…

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Detectives from Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s Identity Theft Strike Force arrested a Winter Haven woman last week on Thursday, Feb. 13, after an investigation concluded that she had stolen or misappropriated approximately $1.6 million.

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POLK COUNTY – Staff and volunteers with the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College have been working with Dr. Willem Jan Hoogsteder and his Hoogsteder Museum Foundation staff for more than two-and-a-half years to put together the exhibit “Music and Dance in Painting of the Dutch Gold…

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If there’s one skill I would say almost every law enforcement officer possesses, it’s the ability to recognize when someone is being dishonest.

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DAVENPORT –The Attendance Boundary Committee, responsible for recommending the Davenport Elementary School boundaries to the superintendent of Polk County Public Schools, held a meeting Feb. 6 to explain the process to prospective parents of students and hear from the community.

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Valentine’s Day has arrived and instead of simply being one day of lovey-dovey, rom-com level celebration, it’s a whole weekend full of candy-filled festivities! I’ve selected a few events that would be fun to surprise your significant other with — or to treat yourself to!

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Polk County Commissioners did some significant bond juggling recently and, by refinancing some bonds and adding some new ones, managed to save almost $6 million, according to the county's Comptroller and Clerk Stacy Butterfield.

A House panel on Feb. 6 approved a proposal that would allow the establishment of recovery care centers where people could recuperate after health-care procedures.

FOUR CORNERS — The home at 1169 Wilde Drive, in the Celebration area of Osceola County, sold Jan. 31 for $1,250,000. It was the top home sale in the Four Corners region for the week between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5.

It starts as something fairly innocuous, a small tingle or tickle in the back of the throat that occurs once in a while. After a few days, you may find yourself coughing and hacking when that tickle hits you at an inopportune moment. Soon that tickle is keeping you up at night with coughing …

A House committee on Feb. 6 approved a bill that would carve out hospice services and treatment provided in hospital critical-care units or emergency rooms from a 2019 law that requires physicians to notify patients about non-opioid alternatives.

Trisomy is a chromosomal condition characterized by an additional chromosome.

Polk County Public Schools’ next hiring event for bus drivers and attendants is coming to the Winter Haven Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info, call (863) 534-7298.

Health-care providers who default on their student loans wouldn’t face disciplinary action against their licenses, under a proposal being considered by Florida lawmakers.

Diets can be difficult to navigate. Since no two people are the same, a healthy diet that satisfies one person won’t necessarily satisfy another. Vegetarians might be perfectly happy without chicken or steak, while some people might shudder at the notion of never indulging in the occasional …

The state’s top female high school weightlifters head to the Panhandle this weekend for the 2020 Florida High School Athletic Association state championships. And that includes competitors from Celebration High.

Spring Carillon Concert Series

TALLAHASSEE — Religious leaders and some black lawmakers on Feb. 4 escalated a fiery debate over anti-LGBTQ policies at private schools that receive state-funded scholarships, fueling discussions of religious freedom, discrimination and politics.

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate released an initial $92.83 billion budget proposal Jan. 30 that would provide across-the-board pay raises for state employees, increase money for teacher salaries and help fund water-quality projects.

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Many people insist they cannot make it through a morning without their favorite cup of coffee. For some, the taste of the coffee might be a secondary consideration. In such instances, caffeine, and the jolt it provides on sleepy, early mornings, is the true allure of that morning cup of joe.

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Spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, bringing with it visions of more hours of sunshine, warmer temperatures and ample opportunities to embrace the great outdoors. Come mid-March, people who live in climates marked by cold winters have no doubt been anticipating spring fun …

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Throughout human history, there have been many ways to preserve food, including pickling, canning and salting. Such efforts became easier with the invention of the refrigerator and freezer, which opened up a whole new way to shop for and stockpile foods.

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Preventive care is often looked at through the needs people need to do to protect their physical well-being. For example, a healthy diet and routine exercise, while beneficial to mental health, are often viewed as lifestyle choices that can make people feel better physically. But taking step…

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Maneuvering through their respective district brackets will provide a challenge for varsity boys basketball teams in the Four Corners News-Sun coverage area. The 2019-20 regular season ends Saturday, Feb. 8, in advance of next week’s Florida High School Athletic Association district tournaments.

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HAINES CITY — Recently, on Jan. 24-25, the American Cornhole Organization came to Haines City and helt its ACO Florida Major, Season 15, cornhole tournament at the fields at the Feltrim Sports Village.

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POLK COUNTY – When a veteran struggling with a service-related mental health diagnosis is arrested in Polk County, that veteran may be referred to a “Veterans’ Docket” — a court-supervised treatment program for veterans whose service experience may have contributed to criminal charges.