Lakeland resident Kenneth Pennington, a 30-year U.S. Navy veteran, participated in nine major engagements during WWII.
Author Archives: Kimberly C. Moore
Kimberly C. Moore, who grew up in Lakeland, has been a print, broadcast and multimedia journalist for more than 30 years. Before coming to LkldNow in the spring of 2022, she was a reporter for four years with The Ledger, first covering Lakeland City Hall and then Polk County schools. She is the author of “Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak," published by University Press of Florida. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-272-9250.
City Commission Approves Residences on Former Wedgewood Golf Course
Gibson Trails will include 834 apartments, 60 townhomes and 60 single-family homes on nearly 130 acres.
A Dozen Neo-Nazis Demonstrate Outside an Arts Celebration and Drag Show
The men, most of them masked, carried Nazi symbols and displayed signs that were anti-gay and anti-Semitic.
Florida Artist Brings Quilt Storytelling to Polk Museum
Lauren Austin’s quilts, on display through March 12, draw on a long history of African diaspora textile making.
Blake Academy To Offer Cambridge Program
A federal grant will enable advanced instruction for elementary and middle school students.
LPD’s Marvin Tarver Promoted to Assistant Chief
The 52-year-old captain becomes one of three assistant chiefs just as Sammy Taylor succeeds Ruben Garcia as chief.
School Board Welcomes New Members, Retains Wyatt as Chairwoman
Justin Sharpless and Rick Nolte were sworn in to office, as Lisa Miller and Kay Fields begin their second and fifth terms respectively.
City Considering 1,000 New Homes on Wedgewood’s Golf Course
The developers tempered the plans after hearing neighbors’ objections, but some neighbors say they remain opposed. A decision is scheduled for Dec. 5.
Keymark’s $36 Million Expansion Includes a New Facility
The manufacturer is expanding capacity at its Knights Station Road plant and adding a new facility on Drane Field Road.
Global Fish Canning Company Opening a Plant in Lakeland
The Spanish company Frinsa is investing $21 million and plans to hire up to 115 people.