BUDDY FLETCHER, 1932-2017: As a businessman, he built a printing business from scratch. As a politician, he promoted Lakeland tirelessly in 17 years as mayor and five as a city commissioner. Buddy Fletcher developed dementia in 2012 and died at LRMC Tuesday of complications from a stroke suffered May 1.

BRYANT STADIUM: Polk School Board members took a look at the numbers associated with buying the stadium where the LHS Dreadnaughts play football and decided to hear from the public Aug. 22 before taking a vote.

Source: The Ledger

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