SCHOOLS: Turnout has been scant at meetings to assess Kathleen Middle, Crystal Lake Middle and other turnaround schools.

POLITICS: Kay Ruthven Hagan, a Lakeland native and former U.S. senator representing North Carolina, came home to rally support for Democratic candidates.

BOOKS: FSC exhibits 140 rare manuscripts.

THEFT: Alexander Dominguez, 45, was charged with fraud after nearly $100,000 was diverted from his former employer, Burnetti, P.A.

RIP: Morris Zipprer, 96, who died Sunday, oversaw integration as principal of Lakeland High School during most of the 1960s and early 1970s. He looked back at the period in this 1978 article.

Source: The Ledger

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