Read It in the Morning Paper: City Land Sale

  • LAKELAND ELECTRIC will become full owners of 81 acres of its complex east of Lake Parker after the City Commission agreed to buy out Orlando Utility Commission’s 40% share for $482,358.
  • THE COVID-19 positive test rate in Polk rose above 10% Monday for the first time in two weeks. Tuesday’s update showed 372 new cases, 177 of which seem to be from tourists and snowbirds.
  • SCHOOL BOARD member Sarah Fortney chose to participate in the latest board meeting from home; she said two people in her household are at high risk for COVID-19 so it worries her that board members Lori Cunningham and Sara Beth Reynolds don’t follow the school district’s mask policy.