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HAINES CITY – Deputy City Clerk Erica Anderson will be formally promoted to Haines City Clerk during a Haines City Commission meeting Oct. 1.

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Over the last six months, COVID-19 has been life-changing for many business owners at the Cagan Crossings Town Center, located in Clermont in the Four Corners region of Lake County.

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Northridge Church will host “The Return - A National Day of Prayer.” The simulcast will be shown from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The church is located at 2250 State Road 17 South in Haines City.

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Last week, a Bartow man was ushered out of the Polk Board of County Commissioners’ annual budget public hearing after raising questions about the county's proposed $20 fire service assessment increase.

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida continues to see a steady decline in first-time unemployment claims, even as several large hospitality and entertainment companies have extended and imposed large-scale layoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Staff for AdventHealth say the healthcare provider invested $1.2 billion in Central Florida in 2019, furthering its commitment to caring for the region’s most vulnerable and addressing key issues like food insecurity, mental health and overall access to care.

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As conditions continue to diminish at Kissimmee’s Star Motel, located near Four Corners, Osceola County’s Human Services Department is working to secure safe accommodations for the property’s residents in partnership with local organizations.

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DAVENPORT — A late rally for the Ridge Community Bolts fell short as the Lake Wales Highlanders, playing in their first game of the season, held on for a 36-28 victory Sept. 18.

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DAVENPORT – Impaired while on a drug called acid, a 19-year-old from Orlando who had been staying with friends at a Four Corners area hotel wandered to a nearby apartment complex and wound up fatally shot in the early hours of Sept. 6.

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FOUR CORNERS – Lightning knocked a sewage lift station offline for around three hours Sept. 7, causing around 3,625 gallons of raw sewage to leak from a manhole near 200 Westview Drive and into a dry retention pond.

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HAINES CITY – During a city commission meeting Sept. 3, City Manager Deric Feacher reminded city commissioners that they have repeatedly asked his staff to apply for more grants to supplement income generated by local taxes.

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FOUR CORNERS — Four Corners Toastmasters invites residents to its virtual open house to meet its members and watch special guest speaker Ron Parpart — a Distinguished Toastmaster and District 84’s District Governor in 2009-2010 — talk about the importance of communication skills for today’s …

HAINES CITY – Members of the Haines City Commission took a moment of silence Sept. 3 to reflect on the passing of former mayor Philip James Hinkle, who died Aug. 22 at age 58.

Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, Polk County seniors and disabled residents will be able to tap into some leftover COVID-19 federal funds to ease the financial burden the pandemic may have dumped on their shoulders.

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POLK COUNTY – During a work session on Sept. 3, Polk School Board member Lynn Wilson explained why he changed his mind about whether to ask Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd to delay her retirement.

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said last week he will allow visitors into nursing homes and assisted living facilities, nearly six months after the state blocked visitation during the first wave of coronavirus infections.

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis said he hopes to give Floridians the “ability to have some enjoyment in their life” by soon lifting on-site drinking restrictions imposed on bars and craft breweries since late June.

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LAKE COUNTY — On August 11, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners unanimously proclaimed September 8, 2020 as “Orlando Cat Café Day” in Lake County. September 8 also marks the fourth anniversary for this unique concept, which is located in the Cagans Crossing Town Center in southeast…

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HAINES CITY – The pandemic forced the shutdown of Coffee with the Mayor in Haines City a few months back, but city staff have recently helped to transform the event into a virtual coffee meeting.

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Florida plans to take part in a program that President Donald Trump announced this month to boost unemployment benefits for people who have lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis said last week.

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POLK COUNTY – During a Polk County School Board work session Aug. 25, Kay Fields proposed asking Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd to delay her retirement.

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WINTER HAVEN – Organizers of an open bass tournament at Tanner's Lakeside on Sept. 12 want to create a college scholarship for young anglers.

HAINES CITY – A Haines City man and woman were arrested on Aug. 25 for their roles in a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 8.

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