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Contestants Gather in Lakeland for Miss Florida Competition

LkldNow’s weekly newsletter, emailed on Thursday, included incorrect information for the Miss Florida Scholarship Competition, which takes place this week at the RP Funding Center. Here is the correct information: The preliminaries took place Thursday evening. Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Preliminaries take place tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. The finals for both Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen […]

Posted inHistory

Lake Wire Ceremony Marks Florida Emancipation Day

Florida Emancipation Day was celebrated in Lakeland Thursday with a ceremony at Lake Wire that included Buffalo Soldier re-enactors and a reading of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation by Mayor Bill Mutz, News Channel 8 reports. Emancipation will be celebrated again next month with Lakeland’s annual Juneteenth observance June 19 at 3 p.m. at the Coleman-Bush […]