A young entrepreneur who majored in business at Florida Southern College founded a sportswear company, and is pledging to donate 10 percent of profits — and 100 percent of profits on a line of T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies costing $35 to $70 — to a non-profit he founded (link) to benefit children around the world.
A month after a hit-and-run driver left her in a ditch along Swindell Road, Elani Miller struggles with a walker every step she takes, but she still plans to graduate from New Beginnings High School with her class in May. Her mother pleads with the still-at-large driver to come forward.
As he prepared for the 1,167-mile trek of equipment from Comerica Park in Detroit to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium for Spring Training, Tigers Clubhouse ManagerJim Schmakel reflects on the changes he’s seen over 41 years with the team. The first of two trucks arrives in Lakeland on Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers work out for the first time Feb. 13, and the full team joins them Feb. 18.
The president of Lakeland’s NBA G-League team talked about work-home balance, boosting the careers of others and navigating a male-dominated industry.
Lakeland Grand Apartments, a 268-unit Highland City apartment complex was announced yesterday. The site is 17 acres at the intersection of First Street S.E. and Clubhouse Road.
However, before Polk County officials will approve the complex, the developers are required to resurface and widen a stretch of Clubhouse Road. That work could begin in February and the apartment complex construction could begin in the spring.
As @PolkSchoolsNews prepares to name a 2019 teacher of the year tonight, @ClaytorReports profiles 2018 Teacher of the Year Michelle Dinwiddie of Lake Gibson High as a @BN9 “A+ Teacher.” #lkld https://t.co/q46KxrKnNQ pic.twitter.com/M2g8xIlMPB
— Lkld Now (@LkldNow) January 15, 2019
ALSO: LPD’s 108-photo Facebook gallery from the celebration.
Updated Jan. 2. Lakeland’s downtown has seen a surge in new restaurants, with six opening in the last year alone. It’s getting harder to find an empty storefront near Downtown’s Munn Park, but easier to find parking, thanks to a new valet system.
Julie Townsend, executive director of Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, says that lots of restaurants seem interested in moving downtown, and that’s a good thing. “Most of the businesses that are looking in downtown right now are restaurants,” Townsend says, “which is wonderful. We want to have a cluster of restaurants so that people see downtown as a destination for dining. We want them to come downtown and then decide where to eat, instead of picking a restaurant and then driving to that destination … The more restaurant choices you have and types of cuisine to choose from, the better for the district.” More
Weeks before leaving Washington, where he’s represented Lakeland in Congress for the last eight years, Dennis Ross discusses his role at Southeastern University and whether he will run for office again. At SEU, he is heading a “conservative think-tank and leadership program” that he says will emphasize compromise. As for politics, he’s not closing options.