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  • SCHOOLS: Anticipating a large turnout of teachers who want to talk about public education funding, the Polk School Board is looking for a larger venue for its Jan. 28 meeting, Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd said in a meeting in which board members accepted her apologies for the handling of a state email warning that teachers could be fired for missing school to attend a rally.
  • GUNS: County commissioners declared Polk a Second Amendment sanctuary on Monday, three days after a majority said they were reluctant to do so. Commissioner Bill Braswell said the move was symbolic because state law prevents the county from passing firearms regulations.
  • GOLF: The Barkley, Bean, Bryant and Friends golf tournament takes place at 1 p.m. Friday at YMCA Par 3 | Learn more