• BUSINESS: National Powersports Auctions breaks ground Wednesday on a 14,000-square-foot facility fronting I-4 roughly across from Brew Hub. The auction house will sell motorcycles and other recreation vehicles to dealers, not direct to consumers. It is expected to take two years to build and will employ about 30 people, a company official said. 
  • HISTORIC HOMES: The city of Lakeland is about to update its survey of properties in historic districts, likely adding more houses to those considered “contributing structures” and needing approval for exterior alterations. (subscribers-only story)
  • LAKE GIBSON head football coach Robert Paxia resigned unexpectedly to return to his alma mater in Flagler County.
  • R.I.P.: Mary Toothman, 66, full-tilt journalist, columnist, truth-teller. Article | Obituary (no paywall)

Source: The Ledger

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