- MASKS: Business owners discuss the challenges of navigating the hot-button issue of mask policies now that the city has ended its requirement for face coverings inside non-residential buildings.
- ELECTION: The race to succeed Tom Lee in a Florida Senate district that includes all of Polk County north of I-4 and west of S.R. 33 matches Republican Danny Burgess, a veteran politician at 34, against Democrat Kathy Lewis, a 58-year-old financial analyst and disabilities activist who lost to Lee two years ago.
- RIP: Randall Edwards, WWII POW and electrical engineer, age 103
ALSO: Warren Harding D’Alessandro, 99, WWII flight engineer and lawyer
- FOOTBALL: Venice 41, Lakeland 20 | Bartow 30, Kathleen 13 | Lake Gibson 38, Hardee 0 | Lakeland Christian 44, Carrollwood Day 14 | Berkeley Prep 41, Victory Christian 35 | Bronson 20, Tenoroc 8 | All Saints 55, St. Johns Country Day 7
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