HEART: Frank Spurlin of Lakeland, Florida’s longest-living heart transplant recipient, has died at Tampa General Hospital at age 76, 33 years after receiving a new heart that at the time was expected to keep him alive another five to 10 years.

COUNTY GOV: We follow Lakeland City Hall more closely, but wanted to share a couple of news bits from the Polk County Neil Combee Administrative Building. Strike that: It’s now the Polk County Administrative Building. County commissioners are removing Combee’s name from the signs out front, drawing condemnation from those who served on the commission with Combee and see it as political payback for Combee’s support of a reduction in homestead exemptions.
ALSO: Recently elected County Commissioner Rick Wilson was sworn into office seven weeks early on Tuesday. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill out the term of Melony Bell, who resigned to concentrate on her efforts to win a Florida House seat.

Source: The Ledger

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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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