This is a story about how Kathy Wallen met Andy and Ashley McEntire six years ago and how the resulting friendship blossomed into a new organization that aims to share stories of good works to an international audience. More
Lakeland resident Alice Hunt, who co-founded Hunt Construction with her husband Chuck, was elected chair of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors. Jack Harrell III, senior vice president at Harrell’s LLC in Lakeland, replaces her as vice chair.
Shannon Oglesby, the 47-year-old manager of Web Pro Realty, died Sunday night when the Jeep she was riding in crashed into a utility pole on U.S. 98 across from the entrance to Oak Hill Cemetery. Rodney Wimberly, 52, who was driving the Jeep Wrangler, was in critical condition Monday morning. Deputies said it appeared the Jeep was racing a sports bike when it went out of control, and they hope to find the person riding on the motorcycle.
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Rosa Rosenkranz, a child survivor of the Holocaust, will speak at Temple Emanuel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day observance May 1 at 7 p.m.
After her 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe caught fire in the garage of her Lakeland home, Kym Borden wants to know why the federal government waited to start investigating reports of fires in certain Hyundai and Kia models.
Just days after he broke his arm in a game, 26-year-old Salt Lake Stallions linebacker Gionni Paul — a Kathleen High graduate — found himself jobless and on his own for medical bills when the eight-team Alliance of American Football abruptly folded.
Christian Lomenzo, 22, beat out thousands of players around the world. His secret power? Lots of practice: “If I am into the game and just grinding it, I am just playing until I am wiped out, tired.”
Emily Colon, a 32-year-old program administrator with Pasco County and adjunct public affairs professor at the University of South Florida, has been named Lakeland’s assistant city manager, City Manager Tony Delgado announced this morning. More