The cornerstone of our constitutional democratic republic is protecting citizens’ right to full and public notice when their elected officials are discussing or making decisions that could affect taxpayers’ daily lives.
Florida, known for its beautiful beaches, natural wonders and vibrant tourist attractions, continues to grow rapidly.
Polk State College is celebrating a successful 2019 thanks to the Polk County Legislative Delegation, and the College is optimistic ahead of the 2020 Legislative Session that the support of local legislators will ensure continued access to a Polk State education for all residents of Polk Cou…
Last month, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced a large-scale, headline-grabbing prostitution sting that netted 154 arrests.
The year was 1965 and Florida was participating in the New York World’s Fair, but the Florida Pavilion was not performing well.
Better roads. Better parks. Better community. Winter Haven is a vibrant community, one that has seen many exciting transformations. Our government has worked with businesses, community leaders and citizens to carefully plan for those changes. We are now poised to build on the successes of th…
“In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.” Those are the words written in 1971 by Judge Hugo Black in the 6-3 (New York Times Co. vs Uni…
I am a strong believer in peaceful protests and marching for a legitimate cause that impacts our society at its core. It is important to get involved in changing unethical policies and laws that touch our daily lives.
It is so exciting to observe children learning, growing and changing.
I have been reading several articles in The Sun Newspaper about the public school superintendent Jacqueline Byrd. First she was going to retire, giving up her salary of half a million dollars. That is okay if that is her decision. The article sounded racial but I am really not sure but it so…
Few proposals coming from the nation’s capital have the potential to wreak as much havoc on the American economy as one to allow employers to defer withholding Social Security taxes from salaries of employees making up to $104,000 a year.
The reopening of schools across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic has gained major attention, with strong opinions on both sides.
This newspaper asked our elected representatives in Washington, D.C., where they stood on additional support for our Main Street merchants. Our area’s economy went backward in July. Our locally owned small businesses still need help.
Over the years, many popular radio and television programs became a part of Citrus Exposition week. The 1957 event welcomed “I’ve Got a Secret,” one America’s most popular television shows, starring Garry Moore. Moore (right) is shown here with Cypress Gardens founder Dick Pope at the park.
Last March, a couple of days after St. Patrick’s Day, when the reality set in that the nation was about to enter a quarantine on a scale unknown for 100 years, my first reaction was, “Wow, I have to be sure to tell my grandchildren about this!”
There is a long history of racism against African Americans in the United States of America. Presently, there is a major division that has taken place from times past. 400 years ago was not long ago with the stench of slaver in America. The African American slaves were transported from Afric…
This is in response to the letter from Mr. Gow Fields (Letter to the Editor, July 29 edition).
Our School Board is experiencing a leadership crisis and is at a crossroads.
One of our team members was visiting a client.
Cypress Gardens added “Southern Belles” to the park in the early 1940s. Julie Pope is credited with costuming two employees in the wide flowing dresses to hide freeze-damaged plants at the park entrance. The Belles became an iconic part of the gardens. This photo was taken during the 1940s.