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Highlands Lakeside Theater is presenting a special performance on Sept. 17-19. The original play, ‘Liv After Death’, was written by Laura Byron Wade and directed by Tom Staik.

The first time Patrick Belue asked Lora Dawn Mallett out on a date, Lora was in the sixth grade at Ravenswood Elementary in West Virginia.

 From an observer’s viewpoint, the Lake Wales varsity football team checked several boxes off its Week 1 to-do list on Friday.

Haines City Mayor Morris West said he would be asking staff to add body cameras for Haines City Police Department patrol officers to the agenda of the city commission meeting on Sept. 2.

As the strain of COVID-19 continues to challenge emergency response systems and hospitals, Polk Fire Chief Robert Weech asks that 9-1-1 calls be limited to the most serious of emergencies.

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 Osceola County is filling a void of land for parks, recreation and conservation in the Four Corners area with plans to utilize technology to engage and inspire those who visit what will be the first park on the county’s westside.

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The 39th Annual Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce Pig Roast and Political Rally was Aug. 6 at the Lake Eva Events Center in Haines City.

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God has a message for us – a few as a matter of fact, according to Jerry Stevens. And, to get those messages to us, God is using a conduit other than the Bible. About 20 years ago, God recruited Jerry - a pilot who, until then had flown just for fun - to help do His work in a big way, literally.

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More than half of the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes still do not meet Florida regulatory impairment guidelines for water quality but city staff have been hard at work correcting that problem over the past several years.

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Everyone needs a place to meet and get to know the candidates running for political offices. The 39th Annual Pig Roast and Political Rally is the place where you are able to talk to these candidates.

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Lake Alfred resident and World Wake Association Founder / President Shannon Starling hosted the WWA national championships on Lake Silver in Winter Haven July 28-31.

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When students return to Snively Elementary after summer break, they will be able to see a couple of new murals in the halls.

 The local chapter of Civil Air Patrol is hosting an open house Saturday, July 31, at the Stotz Patterson Police Training Center / Polk County Composite Squadron, 36 Lake Idylwild Drive North in Winter Haven from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Directional signs will be posted.) Learn more about the Civi…

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From July 31 through Aug. 9, qualifying back-to-school supplies are tax exempt during the 2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.

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Several community leaders volunteered their time to sit in a dunk tank to raise money for cancer research July 16 at Venue650 in Winter Haven.

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Heather Reuter has made it her mission to help feed those who may not have a pantry full of food like many of us do.

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 After COVID-19 shut down Main Street Winter Haven’s 2020 events, minimizing the exposure it could have given to downtown merchants, it recently introduced its 2021 lineup at a recent business partner group meeting.

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A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for 501-531 Little Lake Court.  This is due to a line break repair.  This boil water notice will be in effect until rescinded by an update to this posting.  For questions, contact the Fairfax Water Plant at 863-291-5767.

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The Miss Sunshine Foundation Charity Pageant is all about helping the Sunshine Foundation Organization (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization).

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Several community leaders volunteered their time to sit in a dunk tank to raise money for cancer research July 16 at Venue650 in Winter Haven.

During a July 6 Davenport City Commission meeting, City Manager Kelly Callihan said that the city of Davenport broke all-time records for single family home construction in May and again in June.

Haines City commissioners approved a $895,528 underground utility expansion contract with Killebrew Inc. on July 1 in anticipation of building a much-needed sidewalk between Hinson Avenue and Johnson Avenue on the east side of U.S. Highway 17-92.

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The Florida Department of Transportation District One was recently awarded “Outstanding Roadway Project” by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida. The $20 million project recognized by the group is the State Road 542 corridor from First Street to Buckeye Loop Road in Winte…

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Haines City Development Services Director Richard Greenwood said that over the past nine months, 1,189 new home construction permits have been approved.

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On July 7, the Winter Haven City Commission discussed $500 million worth of water infrastructure projects and debated whether to borrow up to $210 million from the federal government to pay for upgrading city water infrastructure.

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On July 7, the Winter Haven City Commission discussed $500 million worth of water infrastructure projects and debated whether to borrow up to $210 million from the federal government to pay for upgrading city water infrastructure.

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Since 2011, Brent and Christine Wernsing have fostered 27 children – loved them, clothed them, fed them as if they were their own.

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