ELECTRIC BILL: The fuel charge on Lakeland Electric bills will be reduced by $1 per 1,000 kWh for three months starting next month, a result of coal savings associated with taking the McIntosh 3 plant offline for repairs.

SCHOOL SEGREGATION: The 50th anniversary of the end of officially racially segregated schools in Polk County will be marked by several events this week sponsored by the Washington Park/Rochelle High School Alumni Association.

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