• JAMES RING — an otherwise healthy, 39-year-old business owner, Army reservist, former police sergeant and current president of the Republican Club of Lakeland — describes being “certain I was dying” of COVID-19 during a recent hospital stay. He had become less careful about wearing a mask and hadn’t taken time to get a vaccine, but now says he hopes everybody makes personal choices to do both. | Ring’s Facebook post
  • TROPICAL STORM ELSA caused little damage in Lakeland, but 1,970 Lakeland Electric customers lost power Wednesday morning and Horney Park on Poinsettia Street was flooded when a drainage pump failed.

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.