FSC: A ceremony in Dixieland Monday marked construction under way for Florida Southern College’s first academic building away from campus. The structure housing the college’s new Doctor of Physical Therapy program is expected to be finished next summer on property at 820 S. Florida Ave. that FSC bought from the Lakeland Association of Realtors for $1.1 million. LINKS: Artist’s rendering | Department info | Location

FIELDS/SABIN: Local Republican leaders are split on whether to support Polk School Board candidates Kay Fields, a registered Democrat, or Jennifer Sabin, who switched from Libertarian to independent, or whether party organizations should make an endorsement in a non-partisan race.

ROCKY HORROR: The directors of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience and its preshow say they nixed an idea to include a scene showing a Trump assassination and expressed disappointment that two actors slipped it into their performance Friday night at the Polk Theatre. EARLIER: Polk Theatre apology and social media reaction | Actors defend skit (Bay News 9)

HR DIRECTOR: City of Lakeland Human Resources Director Mark Farrington is back on the job after a roughly five-week administrative leave while employee allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination were being investigated. The lawyer hired to conduct the investigation cleared him of wrongdoing but described a strained workplace in Farrington’s department. City Manager Tony Delgado says he plans to hire a consultant to determine if changes are needed.

Source: The Ledger

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