The battle of unflattering political postcards persists in the Republican primary for Florida House District 39. In public appearances, both young candidates come off as poised peddlers of their conservative credentials. But mailers last month portrayed one candidate as an immature partier who lives outside the district. A new set of mailers depicts the other candidate, a former prosecutor, as a Hillary-loving liberal who’s soft on crime.
Cameron Alley was airlifted home to a stay at Lakeland Regional Health after he fell 85 feet from an aerial cable Jan. 11 while working to restore power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
“How hard is it to play a frickin’ cop when you’ve been doing it for 30 years?” said Gary Gross, who appears briefly in “The Florida Project.” Willem DaFoe was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film, which was shot in Orlando. Gross, LPD’s public information officer, has a side gig advising movie and TV crews on portrayal of police and leasing law enforcement gear to them.
Shawn Sherrouse, assistant city manager in Lakeland, was one of the top choices for city manager in Plant City, but commissioners ultimately voted unanimously to promote Bill McDaniel, Plant City’s assistant city manager and a former police chief | See Ledger coverage
Dave Tavlin, the 55-year-old owner of Crossroads Construction Co., is investing several million dollars to restore the Sandpiper Golf Course in North Lakeland and plans to add more homes to the 55+ community that surrounds it.