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THE TAP IS RUNNING DRY: After almost three years, the Lakeland Brewing Company is closing for good. Last call for Lakeland’s first independent microbrewery is January 8th.

DON’T DRIVE DRUNK: From 9 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol will focus their efforts on finding drunk drivers on Polk Parkway, the Suncoast Parkway, and Veterans Expressway.

RECYCLING STORY: A look back to the top local stories of 2017 includes the major changes and missteps in the Polk County recycling efforts.