HOUSE OF TRAGEDY: Gary White tells the story of an abandoned property just north of Southgate Publix — no, not the house that was demolished a few years ago; the one next door — and the tragic events involving its owners.

CITY PLANNING: When it was time for city commissioners to push for pet projects at the end of budget talks last week, Jim Malless called for a $150k overhaul to simplify Lakeland’s building/development code. Other commissioners said they prefer to let the next chief planner — Jim Studiale plans to retire soon — put his or her stamp on any code revision.

Source: The Ledger

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