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PARTY CRASH: Legislature candidate Ricky Shirah, a Democrat, says he thought a Republican debate was open to the public and was humiliated when some party officials tried to eject him |LkldNow video: Party leaders discuss Shirah’s presence at roughly the 3-minute mark.

CHAMBER LEADER: Banker Weymon Snuggs, who has led many non-profit efforts, says he’ll focus on workforce development as he takes over tonight as chairman of the Greater Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.

PIG IT UP: Up to 40,000 people are expected to slurp up the barbecue Friday and Saturday at the 22nd Lakeland Pig Fest at Sun ‘n Fun.