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Walesbilt developer, city to resolve differences in court
Wed  Jun 13 2018 09:26AM
LAKE WALES – It appears the dispute between Walesbilt Hotel developer Ray Brown and staff with the City of Lake Wales will need to be resolved in court. On May … read more.
Lake Wales shuts down Walesbilt restoration
Wed  Jun 6 2018 11:28AM
LAKE WALES – All restoration work on the iconic Walesbilt Hotel has been ordered to stop. “They hit me with 26 code violations today,” said developer Ray Brown of Winter … read more.
Thanks for the recognition!
Wed  Jun 13 2018 09:24AM
WINTER HAVEN – Staff with Sun Central Media Group, who produce the Winter Haven Sun, the Polk News Sun, Haven magazine and LKLD Haven magazine, were awarded Small Business of … read more.
Local kids help artist paint WH murals
Wed  Jun 13 2018 09:24AM
WINTER HAVEN – When City of Winter Haven Recreation Supervisor Cameron Stevens met artist Nicole “Nico” Holderbaum at City Works Expo 2018, the two came up with a plan to … read more.
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Frustrations over changed intersection won’t change for a bit
Wed  Jun 13 2018 09:24AM
Hopes for any quick answers to changes made at a busy intersection near Eagle Ridge Mall have faded, city officials said, indicating that any possible solutions to resident’s complaints are months and months from potentially coming to fruition. A cement … read more.

Jacqueline Byrd to speak at Tiger Bay Club meeting
Wed  Jun 13 2018 09:26AM
Polk County School Supt. Jacqueline Byrd will speak at the June meeting of the Tiger Bay Club of Polk County. The primary topic of discussion will be school campus security plans implemented in Polk after a gunman staged a … read more.

LW hope settlement leads to growth in industrial park
Wed  Jun 13 2018 09:22AM
City leaders have struck a deal with a long-time local developer that they hope will lead to a quicker build out of the Lake Wales Commerce and Technology park, which has been largely empty since its beginnings as Longleaf Business … read more.

Dr. McMicken’s legacy lives on
Wed  Jun 13 2018 09:22AM
POLK COUNTY – Thomas McMicken, a long time Bartow family doctor who passed to a better life earlier this year, was a long-time advocate for a program that helped incarcerated residents with mental health problems to transition back to life … read more.

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Supreme Court sides with Florida man in free speech case
Tue  Jun 19 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who has been an outspoken critic of the south Florida city where he lives is now 2-0 in disputes with the city before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Fane Lozman … read more.

Attorney: Roller coaster riders will have lifelong injuries
Tue  Jun 19 2018 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Some passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week could have lifelong injuries, an attorney for three of the nine riders who were hospitalized said Monday. The riders suffered broken bones, … read more.

Michael Jackson’s elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo
Mon  Jun 18 2018 10:16PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that … read more.

Authorities: Woman leaves 3-year-old in vehicle overnight
Mon  Jun 18 2018 10:16PM
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman left a 3-year-old girl in a vehicle overnight, where she was overheated and drifted in and out of consciousness. A Seminole County Sheriff’s Office news release says investigators learned 33-year-old Casey … read more.

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