ELECTION I: Heading into a School Board runoff, incumbent Hunt Berryman (who received 33 percent of the vote in the primary), is stressing leadership and professional development, while challenger Billy Townsend (43 percent in the primary) continues focusing on supporting teachers and reducing testing.

ELECTION II: A Polk ballot measure to extend support for indigent care through a half-cent sales tax is picking up a lot of influential supporters.

CHARTER: The head of a committee reviewing Lakeland’s city charter is asking commissioners for guidance on a few issues to possibly avoid debates the might end up wasting the group’s time.

ESCAPE ROOM: A local couple is bringing the escape room concept to Lakeland through a downtown business opening in December.

Source: The Ledger

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