SEU: Enrollment is expected to rise to about 5,000 as the start of school is delayed two weeks to accommodate the opening of a five-story building.

PSC: WalletHub ranks Polk among the top 8.5  percent of U.S. community colleges.

LUCKY/UNLUCKY: Kyle Cook 31, has survived attacks by an Eastern diamondback rattlesnake, a brown recluse spider and a bolt of lightning.

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Barry Friedman founded 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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