As the odometer rolls over on the New Year next week, Bartowans (and any residents of neighboring communities who care to join us) will celebrate this annual milestone in a unique fashion.
On Sept. 17, America quietly observed Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.
Every generation, children occupy themselves with new types of toys and technology.
This past week, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to what was perceived to be a threat at Davenport School of the Arts.
When several hundred intellectually gifted middle school youngsters return to class at Union Academy Middle Magnet School and its International Baccalaureate curriculum this month, they will be the 122nd class to be educated at a school with one of the most diverse and remarkable histories i…
Detectives and crime analysts at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office have noticed a growing trend in what are referred to as “distraction thefts” or “quick-change scams.”
It was the mid 1950s and Winter Haven, like so many Florida locations, was experiencing a spurt of growth.
This is a rather depressing statistic to begin with, but it’s very important. In 2018, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigated a total of 80 fatal crashes.
During the month of July 2019, Polk County Animal Control is offering a new promotion — “Sizzling Saturdays” — with free pet adoptions every Saturday in July to help adopt out as many wonderful cats and dogs as we can and see them go to loving homes.
To our faithful readers: I inadvertently omitted to send this first installment of “Early Polk History.” You have read Parts II and III. Now for Part 1. My apologies.
Polk State College is celebrating a successful 2019 Legislative Session as Governor Ron DeSantis has signed the state budget which includes funding to preserve the Polk State JD Alexander Center — our Lake Wales Campus — and recurring operational support.
The year was 1928 and M. F. Hetherington was the retired publisher of the Lakeland Evening Telegram. It was this year that he published “The History of Polk County” — a 379-page compilation of early Polk history and biographical information of some of the county’s leading citizens.