On Feb. 4, a post on the Facebook page for Polk County Public Schools read, “We're not exactly sure what's happening in the digital media class at Ridge Community High, but it always seems really, really cool.”
Haines City Commissioner Roy Tyler expressed concern about roadside signs Feb. 18, saying staff should not return signs that were placed illegally.
More construction permits for single family homes were issued in Haines City than were issued in Winter Haven or Lakeland in 2020.
Haines City Attorney Fred Reilly recently negotiated a donation agreement between the city and AdventHealth for 3.7 acres of land for a new emergency operations center to be built adjacent to AdventHealth Heart of Florida Hospital.
HAINES CITY — The new, $7 million location for McMaster Concrete Products — a concrete and paver manufacturing plant — is ahead of schedule for completion, officials say.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, Ridge Community High School Principal Angela Clark announced that Ladona Brigman, an English teacher at the school, has died of heart-related issues. Her death was not related to COVID-19, per the statement.
On Feb. 18, the Haines City Commission passed an ordinance to approve naming the meeting rooms at the Lake Eva Event Center as the Joanna Wilkinson Banquet Hall.
LAKE WALES – Geert D’hollander, the carillonneur at Bok Tower Gardens, was one of four musicians selected out of 347 entrants recently to receive The King’s Singers inaugural New Music Prize.
Growth seems inevitable in northeast Polk and on Feb. 8, City of Haines City staff shared some of the municipality’s growth statistics on the city’s official Facebook page.
On March 16, a team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will start examining all aspects of the Davenport Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
For artist Victoria Ross, her first step is to hear from the Lord — she says she doesn’t pick up a brush, choose a color or plan a painting until she feels it in her spirit.
Last week, the Four Corners Area Council announced that it had received a Certificate of Registration for its “Four Corners, One Vision” initiative from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division has dropped slightly, described as a “plateau” in the most recent surge, said Dr. Rebecca Gomez, a hospitalist and the chair of the internal medicine department at AdventHealth Orlando.
DAVENPORT — A land owner wanting to build a subdivision of homes on land surrounded by cow fields east of Davenport was denied Jan. 19.
Polk County's COVID-19 relief funds jumped up another $21 million last week when the county received an additional $21.8 million to provide rent and utility relief to families affected by the pandemic.
Polk Sheriff Grady Judd announced during a news conference last week that Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Peter Heneen, 29, had been charged with making threats of political violence.
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.
Businesses will remain open for the economic well-being of the state even as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Florida, the head of a Senate select committee on the pandemic said Jan. 21.
Maude Graham, a third-grade teacher at Rosabelle W. Blake Academy in Lakeland, was unveiled Jan. 21 as the 2021 Polk County Teacher of the Year.
Polk County Public Schools will host its first meeting of the Citizens Screening Committee this week. This group of people is tasked with helping to narrow down the top candidates for the next PCPS superintendent.
Two of Polk State College’s three collegiate high schools will host information sessions in February for students interested in attending for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Haines City Police have announced an arrest made Tuesday, Jan. 12, of a local man for making threatening remarks about carrying out violence on the nation’s capital.
Florida Polytechnic University professor Dr. Muhammad Rashid has been listed among the top 2% of scientists in a global list compiled by Stanford University. At number 617, Rashid was ranked in the top 1% of the 87,611 scientists in his field of electronics and electrical engineering in the study.
The Florida Department of Health in Polk County announced Dec. 30 that it had received a limited amount of the COVID-19 vaccine and that department officials are currently developing a plan for distribution that meets the requirements of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order as quickly …
For more than 40 years, the Winter Haven Youth Soccer Association has been serving the children of the community and helping to prepare them for the competitive sport that is life.
Former Polk County Parks and Natural Resources Director Jeff Spence has been working on his photography skills and volunteering his time since his retirement in 2018.
The Polk County History Center’s popular lunch and learn series is shifting to Saturdays in 2021, and includes interactive elements designed to get attendees and their “Quaranteam” out exploring Polk County.
A plan to build 509 single-family homes on 122 acres, on a property located just across the railroad tracks from downtown Davenport, took another step forward Dec. 21.
Polk County Public Schools staff announced last week the district is temporarily suspending all athletics programs in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Polk County Board of County Commissioners voted Dec. 15 to allocate $1 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist those still suffering a negative financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the pandemic set in, Winter Haven resident Yvette Fox couldn't go to the gym to workout, so she took some old weights out of storage and converted her garage into a gym.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime Detectives, working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution, developed eight suspects statewide during an investigation that started in August of 2019.
The 2021 Florida Association of Counties calendar, themed “Show Us Your Spectacular,” includes a familiar Polk County attraction taken by a local photographer to represent the month of October.
Polk County commissioners gave a green light last week for the construction of two more new fire and emergency services stations — one in Loughman, in the northeast county, and the other almost opposite, in Galloway.
Preparing for the start of pre-session meetings in January, House Speaker Chris Sprowls on Friday released committee and subcommittee assignments for House members and named the leaders of subcommittees.
Winter Haven High School senior Nicholas Lopez and Fort Meade High School senior Alyssa Eldridge were named as 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars recently.