• COMPENSATION: Reginald Jackson was thwarted again this year by the Florida Legislature in his attempt to collect $312,500 from the city of Lakeland. The money is part of a jury verdict finding the city negligent when Jackson was shot in the neck by a police officer in 2001. A claims bill directing the city to pay the money never made it past a legislative committee. | Previous coverage: LkldNow, WUFT
  • MASKS IN SCHOOLS: A move to end the mask requirement in Polk County Schools is gaining steam as a School Board member asks that the issue be placed on the board’s Tuesday evening agenda and members of a vocal Facebook group are signing up to speak to the School Board. (subscribers-only story)

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman

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.