• U.S. HOUSE candidate Scott Franklin, a Lakeland Republican, has added $140k to a previous $160k loan to his campaign, according to latest campaign filings. He has $253k in available funds, compared with $249k for Republican incumbent Ross Spano. Democrats’ reports show Alan Cohn with $190k in available funds, Adam Hattersley with $243k and Jesse Philippe with less than $1k | Check campaign finance reports
  • COVID: Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Lakeland Hills Boulevard, which has seen only one COVID-19 case so far, is reserving a wing for up to 29 residents who test positive but show no symptoms. A resident’s mother is worried it will endanger non-COVID residents | Nursing home website
  • CITY BUDGET: City commissioners are reserving the ability to keep property tax millage at its current rate at a time when pandemic-related revenue declines have already forced spending cuts | Watch the budget workshop
  • FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE has released a return-to-campus plan that calls for masks during all interpersonal interactions as in-person fall semester classes resume Sept. 1 and pivot to virtual learning after the Thanksgiving break | FSC cares plan

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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