A lengthy profile traces the 90-year-old patriarch’s path from rural childhood to Navy and college days to opening a Memorial Boulevard tire store and finally to a real estate career pioneering Lakeland’s warehousing boom.
A service in memory of Carl Dicks, who served on the Lakeland City Commission for 24 years, has been scheduled for Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at College Heights Methodist Church, 942 South Blvd. Dicks, who owned a hardware store in Dixieland for many years, died Wednesday at age 90.
Niriham Shah is developing an app that will track the location of school buses. “For the parents, it’s a peace of mind,” his dad, Malay Shah, says.
Is it just me, or does it look like anchor Jen Leigh, a Lakeland native, chokes up a bit at the end of Merissa Merino’s report?
Former Mayor Buddy Fletcher’s last public appearance at Lakeland City Hall was Dec. 21, 2015, when current Mayor Howard Wiggs declared that Lake Bonny Park would be renamed Fletcher Park on Lake Bonny in his honor. Fletcher, 84, died Tuesday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center from complications arising from a recent stroke. #lkld
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