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LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Data Science and Business Analytics Department has been named to an international list of the 10 Most Prominent Analytics Institutes 2021 by Analytics Insight Magazine. Florida Poly was listed alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and Cape Breton University in Nova…

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LAKELAND, FL (July 30, 2021) – City of Lakeland Wastewater crews will continue overnight sanitary sewer rehabilitation work in the downtown area starting Monday, August 2nd.   On Monday, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting until 6 a.m., lane closures and detours will be established on South Florida Avenue between Palmetto Street and Hillcrest Street.  Lane closures and sewer work will…

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The Betsye Kay Finch Performing Arts Foundation awarded its 2nd annual $1,500 scholarship to Rachael Renee Gomez, a singer, dancer, and musician, and a 2021 graduate of Harrison School for the Arts. More than 40 friends, relatives, and foundation members attended the award ceremony on June 10 at Hollis Garden in Lakeland. In her scholarship essay, Ms. Gomez, 18, of…

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Lakeland, FL – As has been reported, COVID-19 cases have risen in our area, and the number of people seeking care for COVID-19 at Lakeland Regional Health’s Medical Center has increased. The information below provides a snapshot of what we are experiencing at the hospital. CURRENT NUMBERS AT THE MEDICAL CENTER (as of July 29, 2021; 3:30…

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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to announce its Stroke Center is now designated an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) receiving its Gold Seal of Approval® Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s…

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Superintendent Frederick Heid will conduct an outreach tour in September featuring several Community Conversation forums. A complete schedule can be found below. Each forum will begin at 6 p.m. “I am looking forward to making stops throughout Polk County and talking with all of our stakeholders,” said Heid. “We will have candid discussions and look…

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Leading disaster response and restoration company announces top performing franchises at innovative “hybrid” convention Lakeland, Fla. (Grassroots Newswire) July 27, 2021 – SERVPRO announces that SERVPRO® of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands received the MILLIONAIRE’S Silver award at the company’s 52nd annual convention, held July 19-23 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.…

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LAKELAND, Fla. – Thick Florida wildland with steep, muddy slopes and rough, rocky terrain is the perfect setting for Dr. Randy K. Avent to strap on his helmet and indulge in his lifelong passion. The Florida Polytechnic University president often meets up with alumni, students, and friends to conquer the woods and tracks of Florida…

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Lakeland, FL – Treatt, an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavor, fragrance, and consumer goods markets recently donated $890 to Peace River Center, a nonprofit behavioral health organization serving Polk, Hardee, and Highlands Counties. To highlight the important role physical activity has on enhancing well-being, Treatt challenged its USA and UK-based employees…

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LAKELAND, FL (July 23, 2021) – The City of Lakeland will be hosting a new live music series called the Canned Tuna Concerts that will take place in Munn Park starting September 17th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Local favorite Dan Signor will start the quarterly music series that will highlight local musicians. Those…

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