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  • RENT ASSISTANCE: Starting Monday, low-income Lakeland residents who missed a rent payment because of the economic effects of the coronavirus can apply for rent assistance at the city website. A federal grant will accommodate 185 to 200 families | Program details
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WOES: Local residents recount frustrations applying for unemployment assistance using Florida’s overburdened online system.
  • DOCTOR REMEMBERED: Reporter Gary White looks at the life and legacy of Dr. Rudolph Dorsett of Lakeland, an internist and cardiologist who died at age 84 of COVID-19.
  • NEW JUDGES: Two lawyers who filed to run for vacancies on the 10th Judicial Circuit bench will become judges after nobody else filed to run for the seats. They are Torea Spohr, a 38-year-old Lakeland criminal defense lawyer, and Cassandra Denmark, 54, of Lake Wales. Their elections bring to three the number of black judges among the 28 on the circuit bench.