The Spanish company Frinsa is investing $21 million and plans to hire up to 115 people.
Wilson retired from the board after eight years; Fortney was narrowly defeated in her re-election bid.
Local students helped design the tribute to soldiers who were stationed in Lakeland in 1898.
The Congressman from Lakeland was shaped by his years as a Navy aviator
Other winners: Laurel Lee and Scott Franklin for U.S. House, Colleen Burton for Florida Senate, Martha Santiago for County Commission, John Flynn for County Judge. Polk environmental lands measure passes.
Polk State College is getting a boost to its nursing program, with Florida-based AdventHealth donating $1.7 million to the program
The assistant police chief’s promotion takes effect Dec. 1 upon the retirement of Chief Ruben Garcia.
The race for Florida State Senate District 12 pits Democrat Veysel Dokur, a first-time office seeker, against Republican Florida Rep. Colleen Burton.
Polk County Public Schools are applying for a grant that will help hire more school psychologists and counselors.
Florida Polytechnic University is joining forces with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. to open a Citrus Innovation Center on campus.