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…
Governor DeSantis just signed into law SB 712 — the self-proclaimed “Clean Waterways Act” — an ambitious misnomer for a bill that claims to be the solution to our mounting water quality issues, but falls far short of that mark.
We have a very special holiday coming up — the Fourth of July.
The time has come to recognize the hard work and determination you displayed this school year. From beginning to end you achieved success. We know the historical Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hindered the normal functions of K-12 schools, but you have been relentless in your pursuits.
This photo is looking northwest at a band stand in what is now South Central Park. The event depicted is welcoming the Starnes and Lawrence Band and was taken circa 1915. The buildings at left are located on the site of the present Bank of America.
Hi everyone! This week, I have some good news and not so good news.
For a lot of people today, wearing a seat belt has always been something you were required to wear in your vehicle.
One week ago, the United States reached 100,000 deaths in the Covid-19 pandemic, a milestone that seems incomprehensible in the most sophisticated and arguably one of the healthiest nations in the history of the world.
As we all ease out of quarantine and back into the real world, just remember that you can still create impressive meals in the comfort of your own home.
How’s it going, friends?
One of the most effective public service announcements to reach the airwaves in recent years is a Florida Department of Transportation piece on bicycle safety.
We’re all pretty certain that the shape of our near-term future is uncertain.
The end of a major war is, as a general rule, a defining event in history, traceable to a given date and location.
Happy May! Can you believe that May is even here?
Vice President Mike Pence, the nominal head of the nation’s battle against coronavirus, with its social distancing, quarantining and masking requirements, demonstrated a few days ago one of the few privileges (there certainly can’t be many) of being point man in the nation’s war on this unpr…
Hi all! I’m back with a recipe that’s comforting, delicious — and healthy!
Polk State College is celebrating more than a thousand graduating students this Spring 2020 Semester. Despite not coming together in celebration of their accomplishments due to COVID-19, their great resilience and unwavering commitment to their academic goals during this public health emerge…
Waiting creates a weight few citizens are speaking of — but many are experiencing.
Small business employs 60 million Americans.
Hi again friends, I’m Bailey!