SCHOOL BOARD: Ed Shoemaker announces his second run for the Polk School Board, touting his conservative credentials as he faces incumbent Billy Townsend.

FIRE INVESTIGATION: The outside team investigating a November fatal fire on Rockridge Road has concluded its local interviews and says it will complete a first draft in April.

CITRUS: New inductees to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame include Tim Hurner, who ran FSC’s citrus horticulture program, and the late Richard Kinney, who headed Florida Citrus Packers when it was based in Lakeland.

Source: The Ledger

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