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Larry Giddens, who recently retired as Lakeland police chief, has withdrawn his application to become head of security at Florida Southern College, a college official confirms. (We’re not sure what to make of the rest of the article, but it illuminates that divisiveness never left LPD.)

Medulla Elementary School parents and grandparents got sympathetic responses from Polk School Board members Thursday when they complained that children are being bullied and nothing is being done to stop it. The school’s administrators didn’t address the board, but a teacher and para-educator said the faculty is caring and would never let bullying go unchallenged.
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Northern Tool + Equipment, which opened its first Lakeland store at 845 Lakeland Park Center Drive recently, is holding a grand-opening Saturday.