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- Reporter Clifford Parody explores the rise in heroin use in Polk, particularly in Lakeland, as drug users switch from pills, and a Lakeland ex-addict tells him, “I’ve seen people get shot over a dime bag.”
- Thirty years ago, A Lakeland family’s faith led surgeon Ben Carson to perform an operation that he considered hopeless but ultimately saved a child’s life and may have influenced Carson’s presidential run.
- Nearly 300 people attended a Lakeland Regional Health reunion for families of babies born in the neonatal intensive care unit. story | gallery.
- Begun in Lakeland, the Lakes Education/Action Drive has removed 12,000 pounds of trash from Polk lakes through volunteer power.
Source: The Ledger
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