Read It in the Morning Paper

  • Local businesses kicked in $1.8 million to help the Lakeland Economic Development Council attract and retain young professionals. LEDC plans to devote staff to local college outreach, internships and talent recruitment.
  • Lakeland Electric bills will see a $1-per-1,000-kilowatt-hour decrease even as the utility steps up savings in a reserve fund meant to guard against future fuel-price volatility.
  • Low-income military veterans can get help with home repairs through a program sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot.