SPRING TRAINING: The Detroit Tigers saw the biggest decline in attendance among Grapefruit League teams this year. Polk tourism officials attribute the drop to the vagaries of scheduling: The most-anticipated games were too early in the season for Michigan spring breakers to catch.

ALCOHOL SALES: County commissioners on Tuesday are expected to support a land-use change that would allow alcohol sales close to churches that choose to locate in a commercial zone. In one example, a business that moves into the vacant Louie Macks building on South Florida Avenue could serve booze even though Word-Up Ministries plans to build nearby.

FATALITY: Odlanyer Rodriguez, 21, of Lakeland, died Friday when his Suzuki motorcycle was struck by a Ford F350 on U.S. 98 near the Interstate 4 overpass.

Source: The Ledger

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