• LANDLORDS AND RENTERS affected by COVID-19 will be eligible for $21.8 million in federal assistance through a Polk County government application process.
  • MORE RENTAL RELIEF is on its way for Lakeland residents affected by COVID-19 through a $787,276 federal housing grant that is also helping four agencies that are helping people deal with the pandemic.
  • DEATH SENTENCE: It was a rare move when Circuit Judge Jalal Harb overruled a jury’s recommendation of death and sentenced Cheyanne Jessie to life in prison last week. One reason he gave was her history of sexual abuse in childhood. (This article is marked for subscribers only.)

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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.

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