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After being open for two weeks, Polk County officials reclosed K-Ville Avenue (County Road 542) in southwest Winter Haven for 45 days, beginning March 1, to complete the second phase of work to build an eastbound right-turn lane onto southbound Recker Highway (State Road 655).

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Fort Meade City Manager Danielle J. Judd submitted a letter of resignation Jan. 21 stating, in part, that “An opportunity has presented itself; one that allows me to pursue another career path.”

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On Jan. 22, Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz notified city staff that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19. Because four of the five city commissioners, as well as at least two city staff members, were in close proximity to the mayor last week, they agreed to quarantine themselves a…

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On Feb. 12, world-renowned daredevil Nik Wallenda will “walk the plank” as he walks across a high wire five stories — or 60 feet — above park guests to celebrate the debut of Legoland Florida Resort’s all-new Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show and PirateFest Weekends.

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Polk County officials announced today that the Florida Department of Health Polk County’s COVID-19 vaccination registration portal is now open for online reservations for those 65 years old and older, who wish to be inoculated once more vaccines become available.

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With help from the popular band Metallica, 16 area residents who are either unemployed or underemployed were able to graduate from a metal-working/machinist training program at Polk State Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center on Dec. 9.

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If Lake Wales Ordinance 2020-31 passes after a public hearing on Jan. 5, Lake Wales Police Department officers would soon have to arrest anyone who tries to panhandle for money.

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Along with more than 100 other Republican congressmen, Congressman Ross Spano and Congressman Greg Steube — both of whom represent districts which include portions of Polk County covered by the Sun — signed an amicus brief filed last week in support of a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the pr…

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