Coach Jerry May died in July at 59. He coached football and softball at George Jenkins High School for 20 years.
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.
Big Changes Coming for North Lake Wire As Two Multifamily Projects Move Forward
City Commissioners approved a zoning change and $775,000 in infrastructure reimbursements for neighboring multifamily developments.
City and LDDA Work to Cultivate Downtown Nightlife, Minimize Problems
New indoor-outdoor tiki bar will expand options for patrons, but officials urge downtown bar owners to keep standards high.
State Seeks Lakeland Mass-Murder Suspect’s Veteran Medical Records
Assistant state attorney will argue that Bryan James Riley was not insane and should face the death penalty for murdering four family members and leaving an 11-year-old girl for dead in 2021.
Woman Charged With Embezzling $900K From Lakeland Plumbing Firm
Helen Marie Haffner, who worked as a secretary for Pro Plumbing for 16 years, told police she’s had a decades-long online gambling addiction.
Rochelle School of the Arts Unveils Refurbished Auditorium
The school district’s half-cent sales tax paid for the $574,000 renovation.
Lori Cunningham to Retire From School Board in Dec. 2024
Cunningham is one of the longest-serving School Board members, having held her District 2 seat for almost two decades.
End of an Era: Magic Leaving Lakeland
The Orlando Magic’s G League team is heading to Kissimmee, where team officials hope to sell more tickets and be closer to Orlando.
Edgar Pickett, Jr., One of LPD’s First Black Officers, Dies at 95
Sgt. Pickett was a trailblazer as a detective, self-taught fingerprint amd forensics expert, and community leader.
City and Talbot House Explore Revising Day Center for the Homeless
Funding is uncertain for the center, which would provide an alternative to spending the day sitting in Munn Park.