Students from Harrison School for the Arts debuted a musical about Publix Super Markets founder George Jenkins tonight at the annual meeting of the Greater Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.
The Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press published financial disclosure statements from state legislators nationwide as part of a project examining potential conflicts of interest. You can see Florida legislator disclosures here or scroll down to view the forms filed by those representing Lakeland.
Greta Dupuy, 38, heads associate services at Publix Supermarkets and is next in line to chair the United Way of Central Florida.
Representatives of two churches, the NAACP and other organizations asked the City Commission today to relocate the Confederate monument away from the center of Munn Park. (Ledger coverage) Here are tweets about their requests:
Local experts discussed jobs, education, health care. language and transportation needs for residents of Puerto Rico who are moving to Central Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The panel on Monday at Southeastern University was moderated by Ana Rivera, president and CEO of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Polk County. (Ledger coverage)
Apologies for some camera problems around the 42-minute and 58-minute marks. I was dealing with battery issues.
In the wake of the shooting at a church in Sutherland, Texas, that left 26 dead, Lakeland churches are increasing security, Fox 13’s Ken Suarez reports. Among other things they are self-patrolling their grounds, adding cameras and taking advantage of Polk County Sheriff’s Office services, such as security assessments and active-shooter training.
Meanwhile News Channel 8’s Corey Davis talks with a Lakeland pastor who was shot in the head while praying in his church six years ago. Pastor William Boss asks: How many massacres will it take before lawmakers change gun laws?
Sheriff Grady Judd’s solution? He says everyone who can legally arm themselves should do so.
Transportation setbacks have delayed shipments of donated items bound for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico as well as the departure of 20 Lakeland Electric employees who will help restore the island’s power infrastructure.
ALSO: Puerto Ricans relocating to Central Florida face challenges, News Channel 8 reports.