Lakeland Adding More Butterfly Gardens to Boost Monarch Population
The city of Lakeland is adding two more butterfly gardens to the four it already maintains in an effort to help restore the monarch butterfly population.
LE’s New Power Plant is Late and Overbudget, but Moving Forward
Customer rates will not be affected by RICE project cost overruns or unexpected Unit 5 repairs, Lakeland Electric says.
‘Battle of the Badges’ Charity Softball Game Canceled Because of Rain
The annual matchup between the Lakeland Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be rescheduled.
Stormy Weather Cancels First Friday as Tropical Storm Arlene Forms in the Gulf
Forecasters expect Arlene, the first named storm of the new Hurricane Season, to weaken soon.
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Harrison Arts’ Janiyah McAllister a National Musical Theatre Semifinalist
Harrison School for the Arts incoming senior Janiyah McAllister, 17, of Davenport, is a semifinalist in the National High School…
MORE LAKELAND NEWS
- Lakeland’s new fee for youth leagues using city athletic fields will help fund their maintenance | Fox 13 News
- Grant will fund sports fields and restrooms at Lake Crago | The Ledger
- Burst water pipe and pavement issues at Wabash and 10th linked to ground settling | Bay News 9
- Lakeland veteran, 87, struggles with VA to get treatment for Korean War ailments | News Channel 8
- Roundabout project will keep Galloway-Sleepy Hill intersection closed through next week | ABC Action News
- Polk’s school district joins a lawsuit against e-cigarette company JUUL | 10 Tampa Bay
Lakeland Woman’s Hair Care Line Is Receiving National Attention
Products that Angela Fields created in her Lakeland kitchen are being sold nationally and featured in major magazines.
2nd Annual Lakeland Book Crawl Starts Today
A different independent bookstore will be featured each day through Saturday, with deals and giveaways to celebrate small business and literacy.
Self-Storage Facility Approved For Harden Boulevard on 4-3 Vote
Several dozen nearby residents came to the meeting to oppose the project, which will be diagonally across the road from Extra Space Storage.
LPD Patrol Vehicles to Get a New All-Black Look
The Lakeland Police Department can save $3,000 per vehicle by making them a single color instead of black-and-white.
City To Vote on $70 Million Bond for Lakeland Electric
If passed, this new bond will help pay for repairs made to out-of-commission Power Plant Unit 5.
Lake Hunter Tops List of Nine City Lakes That Need The Most Cleanup
Pollutants, sediment and invasive plants are ongoing challenges for the city’s Lakes and Stormwater Division.
Memorial Day Marked With Annual Tribute
U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin spoke to a crowd of about 200 people.
Who is Lakeland Mom?
April Mucci shares how a personal project snowballed into Lakeland’s most comprehensive resource guide for parents.
City Prepares For First MayFaire by-the-Lake Without Founder Joe Mitchell
Mitchell, a longtime art educator, passed away last month at the age of 91. He organized the first MayFaire-by-the-Lake in 1971.
Local Demand for Vasectomies Is Up, But So Are Wait Times
Lakeland has a limited number of urologists who offer the procedure, which has increased in popularity since the reversal of…
Lakeland Regional Health Agrees to Repay $4 Million in Medicaid Funds
The U.S. Justice Department said LRH made “improper donations” in order to receive matching funds from the Medicaid program.
Interpretation of Abortion Law Delays Ending Woman’s Non-Viable Pregnancy
An exception was written into the law, but the mother said Lakeland Regional Health’s legal team “gathered … that the…
New COVID Cases Reported in Polk Are Declining
Polk County’s latest uptick in COVID-19 cases has peaked. The number of new cases has shown a downward trend over the last four weeks after increasing steadily over a four-month period, according to weekly tallies reported by the Florida Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week ending…
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Polk Museum of Art Announces a Major Expansion
The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern college today announced a $6 million, 10,000-square-foot expansion that will triple the gallery space and add classrooms and art labs. Here are some of the particulars: WHO: Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College WHAT: Major expansion and renovation – 10,000 square feet; $6 million; two stories WHEN: Construction begins later…
Richard “Dick” Lloyd Lincoln, 89
LTC (Ret) Richard Lloyd Lincoln (Dick) passed away on October 9, 2022. He was born on September 12, 1933 in…
Wayne Earl Brackin, 74
Wayne Earl Brackin was born in Slocomb, Alabama on September 6, 1948 to Bunion Young Brackin & Mertie Jewel Smith…
William G. “Billy” Kirkland, 39
William G. “Billy” Kirkland was born in Panama City, Florida on September 9, 1983, to William E. and Georgia B.…
William John Stieren, 93
William John Stieren, 93, of Lakeland died peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Bill was born in Springfield, IL on…
Elizabeth “Bettie” English, 97
Elizabeth “Bettie” English, age 97, went home to be with the Lord on October 5, 2022. Bettie, born on August…