Lakeland Assistant City Manager Shawn Sherrouse, considered one of the top candidates to become city manager in Plant City, interviewed with city commissioners there Friday. He impressed some with his first-year fiscal plan but left one commissioner questioning his tactics.
Cameron Alley, a 39-year-old IBEW union lineman who had volunteered to help with power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico, suffered major injuries Wednesday. Suspended from a helicopter while working on transmission towers, he fell 80 feet, his fall broken by trees. Family members are desperate to have the father of five returned home.
Polk County Judge Sharon M. Franklin said Donna Byrne, who was stopped along Combee Road on her way from Polk City to pick up some birthday spurs, will be allowed to visit her horse, Bo Duke, while she completes an alcohol dependence program, according to the Polk Sheriff’s Office.
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Linda Bagley-Wiggs is helping Corey Stevens find funding for his invention that would allow smaller retailers to display 3D virtual reality models of their products online.
Daniel Leviten, who built a solo pediatrics practice into a seven-physician operation, is retiring at what a partner calls a “young” 67.