• CORONAVIRUS: USF epidemiologist Jill Roberts takes a look at Polk’s statistics and says a mask policy is the “only thing” that will avoid another shutdown and that the growing rate of positive tests signals that more testing is needed.
  • CONGRESS: City Commissioner Scott Franklin‘s entry in the race for a Congressional seat is diverting much of the local financial support that went to Ross Spano two years ago, though Spano still retains some notable backers in Lakeland.
  • GRACE CITY Church has pushed back its next in-person service after pastors Andrew and Christina Gard tested positive for COVID-19 following an at-the-church service June 14.
  • GATORS: Two alligators were removed from Lake Morton this month, and city officials urge residents call them any time they see gators in the lake so they can arrange for removal.

Source: The Ledger

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