Fire: Finding two gas cans in the bedroom of a mobile home that burned Wednesday, officials are investigating the fatality there as a suicide.

Publix: The supermarket giant was ranked as the nation’s 15th largest privately held company. (Publix came in 12th last year.)

Burt Reynolds: The 79-year-old actor, in town to sign autographs at an auto show, recalled his first trip to Lakeland as a football player with Palm Beach High School. (They beat the Dreadnaughts, he said.)

Dreadnaught Pride: A 36-year-old LHS fan spent $10k to turn his Harley into a love-the-Dreadnaughts machine. | Gallery

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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