Read It in the Morning Paper

  • LAKELAND ELECTRIC says its coal-fired McIntosh 3 power plant is unlikely to make it to its scheduled shutdown in fall 2024.
  • A NEW SUBDIVISION with 170 homes off Walker Road in northwest Lakeland was approved 3-1 by the Polk County Commission over the objection of area residents. Neighbors claimed the new development will compound the area’s flooding problems | ALSO: News Channel 8
  • SNOWFEST moves to the Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror this year (Dec. 4-5, 6-9 p.m.) with a coronavirus twist: There will be no snow mountain. Instead, participants will walk through artificial snow falling as they visit the various booths | News release