Two Lakeland students were honored as districtwide winners in the national program.
At 68, Robin Phillips will concentrate on photo restoration. The Florida Avenue building his father constructed in 1962 is being sold to the publisher of The Lakelander magazine.
The Spanish teacher receives a $5,000 check and the use of a Hyundai Elantra for two years. “I love my students. I love what I teach,” she said.
Lakeland resident Kenneth Pennington, a 30-year U.S. Navy veteran, participated in nine major engagements during WWII.
The 52-year-old captain becomes one of three assistant chiefs just as Sammy Taylor succeeds Ruben Garcia as chief.
Justin Sharpless and Rick Nolte were sworn in to office, as Lisa Miller and Kay Fields begin their second and fifth terms respectively.
The Congressman from Lakeland was shaped by his years as a Navy aviator
The assistant police chief’s promotion takes effect Dec. 1 upon the retirement of Chief Ruben Garcia.
At the funeral for Polk Deputy Sheriff Blane Lane, his family took turns sharing their happiest – and funniest — memories of him.
The funeral for Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Blane Lane, who was shot while serving a search warrant early Tuesday morning, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, at 10 a.m. at Victory Church in Lakeland.