Sorority partners with barbershop to tackle low participation. Only 4% of voters in the 2021 municipal elections were Black men.
City officials want public input on how to handle pedestrian, bicycle traffic through the railroad underpass.
Lakeland’s Youth Council was sworn in before Lakeland Vision discussed the need for a Senior Center.
The city has invested millions to support affordable housing, but for every lucky person who gets in, many more wait.
This is Jarvis Lamot Young’s third accusation of predatory behavior toward teenage boys. He has been fired by the school district.
A grassroots effort launched eight years ago may finally bear fruit if the City Commission approves a $283,000 contract Monday.
Police say Raheem Bacon fired the first shot; Jamilah Johnson shot back in defense of her mother.
County officials say they have improved signage on North Crystal Lake Drive and are open to further suggestions.
Mavaria “Vari” Carter, 33, her 6-year-old daughter and her 13-year-old son died. Two other family members are in critical condition.
The ShopTalk program, focusing on men of color, offers health screenings and information about preventive care.
Studies show students who complete a pre-kindergarten program score substantially higher on state tests.
Owner Sam Joaquin is closing the Bedrock location on U.S. 92 East and bringing the employees to the new spot.
Two flight simulators and 20 high-tech consoles are part of an ambitious plan to nurture students’ problem-solving and STEM skills.
His 35-year career in Polk County included 28 years at The Ledger and writing a fishing column for the newspaper.
EverLoved offers in-home euthanasia to make final moments more compassionate, personalized and dignified for pets and their owners.
The series begins with an expert on Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and ends with renowned American historian Douglas Brinkley.
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