Dozens of anglers took to the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes June 12 for the inaugural Culpepper's Cardiac Foundation Fishing for a Heart tournament. At 3 p.m. the anglers converged on Tanner's Lakeside for the weigh in and fellowship.The event featured DJ Redd, barbecue, a water slide and an a…

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Haines City Deputy City Manager Jeffrey E. Brown submitted a letter of resignation on Friday, April 16, stating that his resignation will be effective May 14 if accepted by the city commission.

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe finalized a 30-year gambling agreement on Friday, inking a deal that would deliver at least $2.5 billion to Florida over the next five years in exchange for giving the tribe control over statewide sports betting.

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The Davenport City Commission honored the life of Walter James Henderson on April 19. Henderson, who died recently, was the the first Black police officer to be hired by the City of Davenport. Family was in attendance to accept the proclamation.

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The City of Davenport passed 10 future land use ordinances at first reading on April 19, speeding through the process about as quickly as possible.

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On April 13, the Davenport High School Facebook page shared a handful of aerial images of the campus, depicting a campus that continue to take shape as it inches closer to being a final product.

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HAINES CITY — Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs Chief Professional Officer Curtis Reddick traveled to Haines City April 15 to thank City Manager Deric Feacher for his years of service to the club.

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DAVENPORT — Until a few years ago, members of the Davenport Historical Society were assigned space in Davenport City Hall — but, due to population growth, members had to be asked to leave city hall.

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WINTER HAVEN — Flanked by uniformed law-enforcement officers, including Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a controversial law-and-order measure sparked by nationwide protests that erupted last year after George Floyd’s death.

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Around a hundred veterans, along with some friends and family, participated in an American Legion Riders motorcycle and Jeep “Poker Run” to benefit the Polk County Homeless Coalition April 17.

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Drivers passing through Haines City on April 18 may need to adjust their routes to accommodate for the Ironman 70.3 Florida event.

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The Boy Scouts of America’s Greater Tampa Bay Area Council held a record-shattering Scouting for Food Drive in February, with scouts assembling more than 45,000 pounds of food for local pantries across their nine-county territory.

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Polk County Commissioners recently learned that proposed improvements to both Cypress Parkway and Marigold Avenue, in the northeast area of the county, will cost about $45 million — and they also learned that the project has fallen about six months behind its original schedule.

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HAINES CITY — Plans for transforming a former industrial fertilizer plant into a new public park in Haines City were potentially set back following a Florida Department of Environmental Protection study, the findings of which were recently released.

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On March 15, the Davenport City Commission authorized city staff to hire Tantrums Lakeside Grill staff to sell alcohol at the city’s “Grills Gone Wild” BBQ competition, which is scheduled for April 23 and 24.

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