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Florida Southern Awarded Three Top 10 Rankings In U.S. News & World Report’s College Guide

September 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Florida Southern Awarded Three Top 10 Rankings In U.S. News & World Report’s College Guide

LAKELAND (Sept. 14, 2020) – The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide ranks Florida Southern in the top 10 in three categories in its 2021 edition, released today. FSC is ranked No. 9 among the Best Regional Universities in the South, moving up a slot from its 2020 ranking. FSC again is the…

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New Middle-School Building At FSC’s Roberts Academy Opens Its Doors To Excited Students

September 16, 2020 | Comments Off on New Middle-School Building At FSC’s Roberts Academy Opens Its Doors To Excited Students

LAKELAND (Sept. 15, 2020) – Florida Southern College celebrated the much-anticipated expansion of Roberts Academy on Monday, Sept. 14, as students from Grades 6 through 8 moved into classrooms in their new, stand-alone middle school at the state’s first transitional school for children with dyslexia. “This is a very exciting opportunity for our students and…

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Lakeland Regional Health Provides Updates On Testing, Treatment and Other COVID-19 Data

September 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Lakeland Regional Health Provides Updates On Testing, Treatment and Other COVID-19 Data

Lakeland, FL – While COVID-19 cases in the community have had a slight uptick, Lakeland Regional Health has seen patient volume significantly decrease over the last week at its Medical Center. Right now, we have 44 COVID-19 positive patients in our Medical Center and 18 COVID-19 patients awaiting testing results. As businesses, universities and schools…

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Polk County – Annual Movers for Military Campaign Begins This Month

September 16, 2020 | Comments Off on TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Polk County – Annual Movers for Military Campaign Begins This Month

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Polk County needs your help! Their annual campaign called Movers for Military® begins this month and they are seeking business partners! Movers for Military is a donation drive designed campaign which helps deliver essential items to veteran families in need all throughout the Orlando VA Healthcare System. The goal is…

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Staples Spotlight on Local Small Businesses

September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Staples Spotlight on Local Small Businesses

This spotlight event will take place on Friday, September 18th at 4011 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809.

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Lakeland Welcomes Walk-On’s to The Community

September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Lakeland Welcomes Walk-On’s to The Community

The groundbreaking ceremony of Walk-On’s Lakeland restaurant will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. – scheduled to open in Spring 2021! Hear from CEO & Founder, Brandon Landry as he shares the history of Walk-On’s and what the community can expect once doors have opened. Complimentary bites, beverages & swag to be…

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Polk Vision Announces 10th Annual Mayors Roundtable

September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Polk Vision Announces 10th Annual Mayors Roundtable

The 10th Annual Polk Vision Mayors Roundtable is being hosted by the City of Winter Haven, at the Florida Citrus Building/Nora Mayo Hall on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Mayors from across the 17 cities in Polk County along with the Chair of the Polk County Board of Commissioners, will sit…

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Florida Poly Breaks Into National Rankings of Top Engineering Colleges

September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Florida Poly Breaks Into National Rankings of Top Engineering Colleges

LAKELAND, Fla. – After only six years in existence, Florida Polytechnic University made its first appearance in the national rankings of the prestigious U.S News & World Report as a top 75 engineering college without a doctorate degree. In its national ranking debut, Florida Poly breaks out at 72 among more than 230 undergraduate engineering…

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Citizens Bank & Trust Announces $100,000 Grant Fund 100 Days of Giving: Assisting Local Non-Profits Serving Polk County

September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Citizens Bank & Trust Announces $100,000 Grant Fund 100 Days of Giving: Assisting Local Non-Profits Serving Polk County

LAKE WALES, FL – As part of its 100-year anniversary celebration, Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce 100 Days of Giving, an opportunity for qualified Polk County non-profit organizations to apply for part of a $100,000 grant fund. Since 1920, Citizens Bank & Trust and its employees have been loyal partners with the…

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SPCA Florida Auction for Animals Raffle Boasts $5,000 Cash Prize

September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on SPCA Florida Auction for Animals Raffle Boasts $5,000 Cash Prize

Lakeland, FL— SPCA Florida is hosting their 28th Virtual Auction for Animals along with a Winner’s Choice Raffle. The drawing will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020, virtually on SPCA Florida’s website, www.spcaflorida.org/auction . The winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000.  Chances of winning: 1 in 1,000. Of course, you must purchase…

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