Some Florida Department of Transportation staff have called it the most significant infrastructure-building project since the 1950s – an effort to build three new toll roads across the state in the coming years.
Polk County Clerk & Comptroller Stacy Butterfield is putting the brakes on collection fees – for one day only – as part of Operation Green Light.
Polk County Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd and her staff recently suggested school board members vote to approve a rule that would make it unethical for board members not to support a school policy once it is instated.
Supporters of the Central Florida Development Council celebrated more than $700 million in various capital investments in Polk County over the course of the past few years during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 15, held at the Polk State College Center for Public Safety in Winter Haven.
Early voting began in Polk County this past Monday, Oct. 19, and more than a few county residents took advantage of that fact.
On Oct. 14, officials and staff for Citrus Connection bid farewell to Citrus Connection Board Chairman John Hall with a special ceremony prior to his final board meeting.
HAINES CITY — Passersby on U.S. Highway 27 can easily spot the turquoise blue building that is home to Sisters Junktiques Vintage Market.
WINTER HAVEN – Years ago, as a youth pastor, Mike Jarrett — now the pastor of The Rock Church — made a discerning statement.
WINTER HAVEN – One of the city’s best-kept secrets, Mann Lake-Stromberg’s is tucked away among warehouses and commercial buildings in an industrial park on Lucerne Park Road.
Polk County Public Schools is asking parents, employees and community members to share their thoughts on what’s needed in the district’s next superintendent.
Polk County Fire Rescue has equipped all 43 of its medical rescue units with new Z Vent portable ventilators that staff say will help save lives not only during the coronavirus pandemic, but for years to come.
Couples preparing to tie the knot have faced a lot of obstacles in 2020 and Polk County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller Stacy Butterfield hopes that the office’s new online marriage application will make the process of applying for a marriage license easier.
Three Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies defended themselves with lethal force Wednesday, Oct. 14, when a Polk County resident living near Frostproof rushed them while holding a machete over his head.
BARTOW – It takes five hours for Karen Campbell to make 25 face masks. Since March, she’s made nearly 5,000 of them.
About 50 Bartow residents linked into a virtual meeting two weeks ago, participating in the first of a series of public workshops to develop a master plan to shape the city's future growth and development.
DAVENPORT– Roughly nine months after breaking ground, the $85 million state-of-the-art high school being built in the northeast area of Polk County was recently named Davenport High School.
Polk State College will hold commencement ceremonies this academic year and invites the graduates of 2020 and spring 2021 to participate on May 6, 2021. The college will host a virtual celebration on December 10, 2020, for fall 2020 graduates.
POLK COUNTY – During a Polk County Public Schools work session Sept. 29, staff said that while the district is in no imminent financial threat at the moment, next fiscal year could be a different story.
HAINES CITY – Winter Haven Police Department officers won first place in the “Hoops & Heroes” fundraiser basketball tournament, held Oct. 2 to benefit the Ridge Community High School Lady Bolts basketball team.
The office of Polk Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards announced Oct. 1 that ballots are now available for eligible voters who wish to vote by mail in the general election on November 3.
POLK COUNTY – Among other things, on Friday Sept. 25 Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended the collection of fines by local governments for those in violation of mask mandates.
BARTOW — In the wake of another police officer's resignation, this after the officer reportedly uttered a homophobic slur towards a citizen, Bartow Interim Police Chief Bryan Dorman is mandating additional implicit bias training department-wide.
WINTER HAVEN – Two local teenagers were invited to test out the City of Winter Haven’s new skate park at Lake Silver last Friday.
In a rapid-fire public hearing last week, the Polk County Commission put it's final stamp of approval on a $1.79 billion budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, lowered the property tax rate and, in earlier action, okayed a development in the Kathleen area — despite protests from neighboring p…
Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted state COVID-19 business restrictions Friday, Sept. 25, including limits on the numbers of people who can dine in restaurants, while also prohibiting local governments from closing restaurants and collecting fines from people who don’t wear face masks in public.
POSNER PARK — Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Citrus Connection’s Posner Park's Park-and-Ride facility, Haines City Mayor Morris West suggested that this was how things ought to work.
Lake Wales city commissioners revisited its mandatory mask ordinance during a work session Sept. 16 – and although some of the key indicators of the spread are trending in a positive direction – two commissioners are still in favor of keeping the local law in place, and two opposing its cont…
LAKELAND — Situated just steps from the Polk Museum of Art is a house-turned-gastropub that serves up a culinary experience of excellence in an inviting atmosphere you’ll be tempted to unwind in.
- Final report on proposed Polk-Collier toll road due to governor Nov. 15
- 'Operation Green Light' initiative seeks to help residents with suspended driver's licenses
- Panther Point Trail expansion to open soon
- Polk County Public Schools launches app
- Winter Haven resident retires from Mahalak Auto Group