TALBOT HOUSE: Six months into running Lakeland’s best-known shelter for the homeless, Brenda Reddout says her top priority remains serving “the homeless, the uninsured and the hungry.” If city officials want Talbot House to relocate, she said, she and her board are open to discussions, including partnerships with the city.

MEDICAL TRAINING:  Traviss Technical College and Lakeland Regional Health are launching a program to train medical assistants.

HAGAN: Kay Hagan, a Lakeland native and former U.S. senator from North Carolina, is recovering from encephalitis, likely from a viral infection, a family spokesperson and her physician said. “While she is not fully responsive, her doctors have not seen anything that preclude her recovery,” the spokesperson said.

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