The Ledger’s headquarters building in downtown Lakeland is up for sale, as is its office housing The News Chief in Winter Haven. Asking price for the 181,720-square-foot facility at the southwest corner of Lime Street and Missouri Avenue is $21,451,661.
Many people in Lakeland already know about Altrichia Cook and her swimsuit company, Allusions by A. LeKay. But thanks to Nicki Minaj and a Cosmo cover, the world is learning about the 28-year-old Lakelander.
Facebook | Facebook When old bikes spray-painted orange started showing up around Lakeland over the weekend, residents took notice — and many weren’t happy. Some Facebook users hailed them as clever viral marketing, but others felt the painted bikes recall — in a disrespectful way — white “ghost bikes” that memorialize bicycle fatalities.
Fans of locally grown produce in Lakeland will get to try another weekly farmers market starting next Wednesday. Dixie Twilight Market will operate from 4 p.m. until sundown Wednesdays in the parking lot behind Dixieland Village.
Eleven news employees, including three photographers and three copy editors, were laid off by the Ledger Media Group this week.
Qgiv, a local tech company founded by 31-year-old Lakeland entrepreneur Todd Baylis, was honored as innovator of the year by Brighthouse Networks.