• COVID-19 has been confirmed in at least one worker at 15 Publix stores in Polk County, including seven in Lakeland: Oakbridge, Lake Miriam, The Highlands, Town and Country Square, Highland City, Grove Park and Plantation. Cases were confirmed, but not in the last 14 days, at Southgate and Lake Gibson.
  • SUBDIVISION: Over the objection of neighbors who want to retain the rural nature of their land west of Lakeland, Polk County commissioners approved land-use changes that will allow the development of 170 homes on a 79-acre former dairy farm west of Walker Road and north of Swindell Road.
  • POLICE NEWS: A body found in woods near Tigertown was identified as Ricky Kimball, 65, of Lakeland, who had been reported missing from his job at a convenience store (More: News Channel 8) | Phyllis Bell, 41, of Lakeland, died when the car she was in went off the road and crashed into a fence post and tree west of Mulberry; the driver, her 17-year-old son, broke both his legs.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman

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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  1. Hello my name is Linda weinstein that was my daughter and grandson phyllis bell was my only child i miss her very much

  2. Linda weinstein Jacob bell had two broken legsthey hadto repair he’s starting to feel a little better but he has a long road ahead of him I’m the grandma

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