• City Commissioner Philip Walker faces election challenges from A.J. Rodriguez and Ricky Shirah. Meanwhile, Justin Troller was re-elected without opposition, and newcomer Bill “Tiger” Read becomes a commissioner in January since nobody else qualified to run for the seat being vacated by Keith Merritt.
  • Lois Searl, who leaves a legacy in volunteerism and as the first woman on the City Commission, has died at 92. News article | Obituary
  • Watson Clinic’s 38,000-square-foot complex in the Lakeland Highlands opens Sept. 28, but you can get an advance look at an open house Wednesday.
  • Django & Friends Dixieland Emporium provides space for a variety of artists to show and sell their works on Frank Lloyd Wright Way.

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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