• BALLOTS: Reversing a trend, Democrats in Polk County have requested 11.5% more mail-in ballots than Republicans and returned 8.5% more so far this year. Party leaders say it’s part of concerted efforts to increase vote-by-mail numbers.
  • FSC: High coronavirus numbers in Florida have prompted Florida Southern College to drastically reduce the number of students who can live on campus and attend classes in person this fall | Re-opening FAQs
  • SCHOOL BOARD: One of the School Board races on the Aug. 18 ballot pits Anita Carson, a 10-year educator who was energized by the “Rally in Tally,” against Lori Cunningham, a 16-year incumbent who is the current board chair.

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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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