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BIZ INCENTIVES: Lakeland and a city in another state are in contention for a company that aims to invest $1 million upgrading a plant and hire 10 people. The undisclosed company, which manufactures air purification equipment, has applied for $30k in state and local tax breaks | City of Lakeland resolution

DISASTER HELP: Lakeland Electric line crews joined other Polk first responders in traveling to north Florida to assist with recovery from Hurricane Michael.

SPANO: Republican congressional candidate Ross Spano stressed his religious conviction in a speech to students and faculty at Southeastern University Thursday. His Democratic opponent, Kristin Carlson, speaks there Oct. 22.