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…
A Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a Davenport man after the suspect charged at the law enforcement officer with a knife.
During a July 6 Davenport City Commission meeting, City Manager Kelly Callihan said that the city of Davenport broke all-time records for single family home construction in May and again in June.
Haines City commissioners approved a $895,528 underground utility expansion contract with Killebrew Inc. on July 1 in anticipation of building a much-needed sidewalk between Hinson Avenue and Johnson Avenue on the east side of U.S. Highway 17-92.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Judith Torres-Garcia of Fort Meade for aggravated manslaughter and other charges following the death of the baby.
A Haines City woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Poinciana, and the driver of the other vehicle was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for DUI manslaughter and other charges.
A Winter Haven man was arrested on June 30 by Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes detectives for possessing over 600 images and videos containing child pornography.
On Thursday, June 24, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Andrew Scott, 50, of Lakeland, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for two suspects in two separate incidents; one wanted for second-degree murder, one wanted for attempted murder.
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…
CHAMPIONSGATE — Like so much else during the pandemic, the work of the Four Corners Area Council and the "Four Corners, One Vision" initiative it is spearheading had to pause and adapt.
Polk County commissioners decided last week to redo, replace, rejuvenate and initiate a variety of projects — and approved the funds to do all of the above.
Two implementation agreements that officials say will help build the access to Polk’s future water supply were approved by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners on April 20.
Haines City Deputy City Manager Jeffrey E. Brown submitted a letter of resignation on Friday, April 16, stating that his resignation will be effective May 14 if accepted by the city commission.
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.
The Davenport City Commission honored the life of Walter James Henderson on April 19. Henderson, who died recently, was the the first Black police officer to be hired by the City of Davenport. Family was in attendance to accept the proclamation.
Best Friends Animal Society and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services have come together to save vulnerable kittens through a new shelter diversion and foster program.
An entrepreneurial team of Florida Polytechnic University students has earned thousands of dollars in funding for the development of an innovative gesture-control device for electric longboards.
Polk State College, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County (DOH-Polk), will host an on-site COVID-19 vaccination event for Polk State students, faculty, staff, and their families.
DAVENPORT — During a Davenport City Commission meeting on April 5, Commissioner Tom Fellows noted that he had heard a rumor that someone from Haines City may have reached out to Davenport City Manager Kelly Callihan about taking over Deric Feacher's old job.
On April 13, the Davenport High School Facebook page shared a handful of aerial images of the campus, depicting a campus that continue to take shape as it inches closer to being a final product.
HAINES CITY — Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs Chief Professional Officer Curtis Reddick traveled to Haines City April 15 to thank City Manager Deric Feacher for his years of service to the club.
Polk County Public Schools hosted a pandemic-safe version of its annual All-County Fine Arts Festival on April 9 and 10.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving a Winter Haven Police Department Sergeant that occurred in the Orchid Springs area near Winter Haven Saturday night, April 17, at approximately 10:10 p.m.
DAVENPORT — Until a few years ago, members of the Davenport Historical Society were assigned space in Davenport City Hall — but, due to population growth, members had to be asked to leave city hall.
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.
Five finalists vying to become the next superintendent of Polk County Public Schools will take part in a whirlwind of activities this week.
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.
With Haines City City Manager Deric Feacher having been offered and accepted the same role for the City of Daytona Beach, formal goodbyes have begun.
Davenport Vice Mayor Brynn Summerlin was candid in sharing his opinion about the Polk Regional Water Cooperative during a city commission meeting April 5.