R.I.P.: Kurth Gustafsen, 61, who died after a long illness, was a 33-year reporter and editor at The Ledger who valued accuracy, fairness and civility. As one friend said on Facebook, he “would not have wanted the attention, but would most definitely approve of the writing” of Rick Rousos’ story about him.

HOUSE INCENTIVE: City officials want to get word out about incentives offered to people buying new homes being built near Lincoln Avenue Academy. Buyers who qualify for a conventional loan on the $119,000-to-$124,000 homes will get 20 percent of the cost of the home as a downpayment if they live there for at least five years.

FOOTBALL FINALS: Lake Gibson was held off 14-6 in its bid for its first state championship | Geneva Classical Academy captured the state title 39-36 in Florida Christian Association of Private and Parochial Schools 6-man football.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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