Read It in the Morning Paper

  • AIRPORT: County commissioners signaled their intention to pledge $1 million toward a “backstop” fund that would guarantee a major airline first-year profits after initiating daily service at Lakeland Linder Airport.
  • RIP: Cattle rancher Al Belotto, 94, whose pasture on Lake Hancock was transformed into the county’s Circle B Bar nature preserve.
  • THINGS TO DO: Holiday Walkabout downtown 6-9 tonight | Historian Canter Brown discusses rail baron Henry Plant Wednesday at 6 at FSC.