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Some residents expressed opposition to the $14 million Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center Improvement Project during a community input meeting on April 5, citing a desire not to tear down one of the baseball fields.

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…

On March 29, Polk County Roads and Drainage Director Jay Jarvis said county staff is planning to build a couple more roundabouts in east Polk County.

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…

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.

 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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