SCHOOL BOARD: This morning brings news that Hazel Sellers has decided against running for a fifth term on the Polk County School Board and has endorsed Scott Jones, 35, a Publix Super Markets store manager who lives in Mulberry. Other candidates for the seat Sellers is vacating include Kala Ivy Tedder, 18, a senior at George Jenkins High School’s academy of legal studies; and Sarah Fortney, a science teacher at Stambaugh Middle School.

POWER: Thursday’s low of 25 set a temperature record for the day and a near record on electricity consumption, with Lakeland Electric reporting its highest demand since a freeze in 2010.

Source: The Ledger

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