SACKETT RANCH: Responding to noise complaints, county commissioners denied approval for a venue near Lake Hancock to continue hosting events. UPDATE: The decision is getting a lot of pushback on Facebook.

ARTS: Night at the Opera Saturday features “Pagliacci” | Lakeland Community Theatre performs “Forever Plaid” this weekend and next.

BASEBALL: Rob Manfred, the MLB’s Commissioner of Baseball, is expected to attend Gov. Scott’s Baseball Dinner in Lakeland Feb. 16.

CRIME: A Lakeland woman was arrested on a manslaughter charge after her unattended 4-month-old grandson died in a bathtub | A Lakeland Winter Haven man was sentenced to 10 20 years for plotting a hit on his wife. (The article was corrected in Thursday’s newspaper.)

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded 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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