• CONGRESS: Lakeland City Commissioner Scott Franklin has taken the offense in his bid to unseat fellow Republican Ross Spano in Congress. In a news release, Franklin alleges that $117,000 spent by Spano for Facebook advertising was for campaigning rather than communicating with constituents. Spano’s campaign manager called Franklin’s claims “inaccurate.”
  • FLORIDA POLY President Randy Avent‘s contract has been extended by the Florida Board of Governors with no pay raise but a chance for a higher bonus.
  • LAWYER: Highland City attorney Justin Scott Gaines has been restricted from practicing law for five years following a drug-related conviction and complaints he failed to represent clients.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com 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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