ROCKRIDGE FIRE: The husband of the woman who died in a November fire on Rockridge Road has warned Polk County and the Sheriff’s Office he intends to sue them, claiming a 911 operator failed to respond completely.

ABORTION PROTESTS: Activists explain why they’re picketing the Lakeland Women’s Health Center for 40 days from a sidewalk beside busy South Florida Avenue.

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Barry Friedman founded 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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