In 1908, one of Bartow’s newspapers announced the opening of Dial and Read’s Livery Stable, in what is now the 100 block of South Florida Avenue.
As we are all monitoring and taking precautions relating to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, please remember a few things — there are going to be rumors and fake claims being made on social media and elsewhere.
The coronavirus is serious. It’s OK to panic.
Pictured is Fifth Street NW, looking south from the intersection of Pope Avenue and Avenue A NW. The Ford dealership was to the extreme right and the Grand Theatre is the white building adjacent. Central Park is on the left. Taken circa 1925, the photo is by Robert Dahlgren.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has just completed a month long campaign to raise awareness about hit-and-run crashes in the state of Florida, but we still need to get the word out that people need to remain on the scene of a crash.
With the arrival of the primary election season a few weeks ago, the issue is often raised, “Why can’t I vote for whomever I want, instead of only for members of my own party?”
A legislative proposal to make Florida Polytechnic University and New College of Florida branch campuses of the University of Florida and Florida State University, respectively, makes little sense.
The year was 1957 and the popular television show “I’ve Got a Secret” and host Garry Moore headlined the Citrus Exposition. Pictured above, on the then roofless Lake Silver Amphitheatre, from left are: Durwood Kirby, Marion Lorne, Peter Lawford, Diana Dors, Garry Moore, Alan King, (newly dis…
Pictured is the Northgate Publix Store, as it looked when it opened in 1957. The mid-century modern arch to the right was removed when the shopping center expanded for the relocation of Rheineaurs women’s apparel (now the location of Badcock Home Furnishings).
During an emergency, every second counts and any kind of delay could mean the difference between life and death.
In law enforcement, it is frustrating to see the same people returning to jail time after time. Too often, a life of crime is a way of life.
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.”