LOCAL LEADER PASSES: Larry Libertore died Monday night at age 78 after a brief illness. Libertore was a former real estate developer, county commissioner, state representative, and University of Florida quarterback.
PCSO CONDUCTING HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation of an apparent homicide last night on Peachtree Street. PCSO has yet to identify the victim pending next-of-kin notification.
HURRICANE DROUGHT END: Irma ended a 12-year hurricane drought for Polk County when it hit on September 10th. Many area citizens are still recovering from the damage.