Read It in the Morning Paper: Vaccines, Circle B

  • COVID-19 VACCINE shipments to Polk County that were expected by the Florida Health Department first by Tuesday and then on Thursday still have not arrived, delayed by foul weather. Appointments are being rescheduled and the affected people are being notified by health agencies.
  • CIRCLE B: The popular Alligator Alley hiking trail along Lake Hancock at Polk County’s Circle B Bar Reserve remains under threat of erosion, a remnant of lakeside berm construction and 2017’s Hurricane Irma. County land managers have received a grant to protect water quality by maintaining a “living shoreline” along the lakeshore. (This is a subscribers-only story.)