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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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A recent foreclosure has temporarily stalled city plans to build a new nature park on the south side of Lake Lulu, a new trail connecting the south side of the city to the AdventHealth Fieldhouse and some additional city infrastructure.

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At 6:22 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received several 911 calls related to a pedestrian being struck by a car in the city of Winter Haven on Avenue G NW at 22nd Street NW.

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With ice and snow impacting other areas of the nation on New Year's Eve, Winter Haven area residents enjoyed 80-degree weather — including several area children who enjoyed the City of Winter Haven Splash Pad that afternoon.

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K-Ville Avenue (County Road 542) at Recker Highway (State Road 655) will be closed for the 90 days to build an eastbound right-turn lane onto southbound Recker Highway.

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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 …

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BARTOW — World War II and a few rainstorms have stopped the annual Bartow Tree Burning ceremony in the past. Canceling the event as a precaution related to COVID-19 was considered, but longtime event organizer Eda Marchman and others managed to find a way to keep the city tradition alive dur…

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SEBRING — Polk County Sheriff’s Office has three men in custody on charges of attempted murder and related charges after attacking a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer.

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