Read It in the Morning Paper: Vaccines, Jobless, Colleges

  • COVID-19 VACCINES were given Friday to residents of at least three Polk senior communities, including Azalea Park and Beacon Terrace in Lakeland. | ALSO: News Channel 8
  • DECEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT in Polk was 6.7%, down from 7.0% a month earlier but more than double the year-ago figure of 3.1%.
  • FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC‘s efforts to recruit transfer students paid off with transfer increases of 17% last fall and 42% this spring at a time when transfers are down nationwide.
  • SEU FORUM, which brings big-name speakers to the Lakeland campus, is going virtual and free this year with a three-hour session March 11. | Event website