CLOSE TO HOME SCHOOL: The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency is looking to the Polk County School Board to allow students in the Lincoln Square neighborhood to go next door to A-ranked Lincoln Avenue Academy.
THAT’S A LOT OF GREEN: The City Commission approved a contract extension with Republic Services that would raise recycling costs from $50 to $85 per ton for neighborhood replying. City officials recommended the extension without rebidding the contract would be the less expensive process. If Lakelanders have any changes to their solid waste collection bills, it won’t discussed until mid-2018.
THE WRIGHT WAY: Florida Southern University dedicated the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Sharon and Jim France Admission Center, an 19,800-square foot building overlooking Lake Hollingsworth. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright scholar Jeffrey Baker.