The Polk County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a homicide suspect in the Eloise area of Winter Haven, close to U.S. Highway 17 and Snively Avenue.
Deputies arrested a Polk County Sheriff’s Office volunteer on drug trafficking charges Friday.
Starting Monday, May 2, heavy construction projects in Poinciana, Winter Haven and Lakeland will slow traffic with road closures and detours.
Wawa and Bok Tower Gardens are offering Wawa Summer Fun Days featuring complimentary admission on May 5-6, June 2-3, July 7-8, Aug. 4-5, and Sept. 1-2.
The Chain O' Lakes Big Band is playing Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Polk State College Theater. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Polk State College Foundation, which provides scholarships and support for students in the Arts. Box offi…
A Transportation Security Administration officer from Winter Haven was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’ Office on April 18, after filing a fake burglary report to allegedly cover for her tardiness.
The 48th annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo is flying into Lakeland until April 10 at Lakeland Linder International Airport and is the second largest airshow in the world. Headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team and there will be a pac…
Winter Haven’s Sentimental Journeymen barbershop chorus celebrates its return to the stage by presenting its twelfth barbershop harmony show, “Back in Business.”
A Poinciana teen was arrested at Lake Marion Creek Middle School on March 9, after he brought a gun to class and threatened to go on a shooting spree.
One of our most popular Sheriff’s Office programs is the Inmate Work Program.
Polk County Public Schools is making at-home, COVID-19 test kits available to PCPS staff, students and their family members.
A Polk County Sheriff’s Office social media investigation led to the arrest of 60 people for selling drugs on three different apps.
Polish Table Tennis Olympian Daniel Gorak will be bringing his game – and his peekaboo serve – to Lakeland.
Two men were listed in critical condition on Jan. 12, after the plane they were in crashed in Winter Haven.
A Winter Haven man was arrested on Dec. 16, after he was accused of hacking into the Polk State College database.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting on Nov. 11 where a deputy shot and killed a woman who was threatening him with a shovel.
Polk County Utilities has issued a Department of Health-required PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE due to a water main break in the Winding Oaks Circle area of Imperial Lakes within the Southwest Region Public Water System. About 100 customers are affected.
Voters in the upcoming city elections are encouraged to check their polling location before they go to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Hot off the presses! Come get a free 2022 calendar from the Winter Haven Sun. You can pick one up at the Winter Haven Sun office at 251 Magnolia Ave. SW, Winter Haven.
On Oct. 19, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a New Jersey warrant for murder, kidnapping, carjacking and weapons charges.
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating two separate incidents where two people on a motorcycle were shot early Friday morning.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is joining the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Polk County Lodge 46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (PCLEMF), at the 33rd Annual Polk County Peace Officers' Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Polk County Law Enforceme…
The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 2 Municipal Election is Monday, Oct. 4, and the Polk County Elections Office will be offering voter registration services in Fort Meade, Lakeland and Winter Haven to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to register before this important deadline.
Applications are now available for organizations to receive a portion of $10.4 million in American Rescue Plan funding in Polk County to address the negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Polk County Fire Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
The extent of the increase will depend on the damage to the Gulf Coast supply chain
Water mailers advertising a free water inspection have been sent to Polk County residents and they have no affiliation with Polk County Utilities, or any public water utility in Polk County.
Polk State College was selected from a competitive field of community colleges across the country to receive $50,000 to transform the future of students in the community.
With COVID-19 cases on an accelerated climb, Bartow city commissioners last week took a step back, putting all reservation requests to use city facilities on hold except those already on the books.
Polk's Board of County Commissioners last week took a barrage of comments over two controversial proposed housing developments and opted to approve one and deny the other.
A new short film that premiered on HBO Max this month has connections to Polk County Public Schools.
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…