Lakeland native Gene Ready, a former member of the House of Representatives and more recently national president of Seminole Boosters Inc., has died. He was 74. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Heath Funeral Chapel, according to a listing on the funeral home’s website.
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The head of Lakeland’s airport has turned down an opportunity to move to a similar job in Naples. “I’m honored that I was selected as their No. 1 candidate,” Gene Conrad said. “But as we weighed all the great opportunities that we have here in Lakeland, we decided that staying here was really the best option.”
Maybe it’s because of his years as a top aide to two U.S. senators in Washington, but 74-year-old Robert Harris of Lakeland was skeptical when he opened the newspaper Nov. 7 and saw that his numbers won a $550,000 Florida Lottery prize.
A Lakeland cancer patient nearing the end of her life got to see her son get married. The ceremony was pushed up a year to fulfill her wish. Read the Bay News 9 story and view two videos.
Robert Harris of #lkld won $550k ($405k lump sum) in Fla. Lottery lucky money. Ticket bought at Publix, 6767 US 98N. https://t.co/lb8CBNEQ6S — Lkld Now (@LkldNow) November 17, 2015 Source: Florida Lottery news release