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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From July 31 through Aug. 9, qualifying back-to-school supplies are tax exempt during the 2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.

When you think of Lake Wales, seafood may not come to mind, but Allison and Steve Manwell have got it nailed down and are serving fresh fish, shrimp, crab – you name it.

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…

During the 47th Annual Sun N' Fun air show in Lakeland April 13-18, so many planes parked at Winter Haven Airport that there were no parking spots available at times, Airport General Manager Alex Vacha said.

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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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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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