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Renowned Academic Leader Joins Florida Poly Board of Trustees

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida’s Board of Governors has appointed Dr. Dave Williams to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees.  Williams is emeritus dean and professor of materials science and engineering at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis at Ohio State University. “We are very excited to be welcoming Dave and his distinguished academic experience…

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December Happenings at the History Center

Bartow, Fla (November 30, 2022) — Journey into Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. The following programs and events are open to the public and free of charge: December 1 – 13 – Festival of Wreaths  Herald the arrival of the holiday season at the History Center with the 12th Annual Festival…

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Topping Off Celebration for Lakeland Regional Health’s New Ambulatory Site at 1-4 & Kathleen Rd is November 30, 2022

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health will hold a topping off celebration as construction continues for its new primary and specialty care site at the corner of 1-4 and Kathleen Road, this Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00 PM. Located on about 20 acres, the building will provide space for outpatient care and comprehensive healthcare services to the…

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Polk State College to Celebrate 127th Commencement on December 8

Monday, November 28, 2022 — Polk State College will host its 127th commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 8, at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, where members of the Fall 2022 Graduating Class will celebrate with their families, friends, and supporters. “It is an honor to recognize our graduates as we celebrate their milestone accomplishments during…

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PCFR Uses Drone to Locate Patient in Distress

Bartow, Fla. (November 26, 2022) – On Friday at 12:46 p.m. Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) received a report of a hiker in distress at Tigers Creek Preserve and ultimately located the patient using an aerial drone.  Upon PCFR’s arrival, the Fire Rescue aerial drone was launched to begin searching for the patient who was reportedly…

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Polk County Board of Commissioners Approves More Than $4 Million for Health Services

Bartow, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2022) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners approved more than $4 million in funding for primary care, dental services and behavioral health services for Indigent Healthcare Services at today’s board meeting. Two contracts with Central Florida Health Care, Inc., were approved: To provide primary care services to eligible low-income county residents (total…

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$2.3 Million Grant Will Help Develop Affordable Housing in Winter Haven

Bartow, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2022) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners has approved a $2.3 million grant that will be used to develop affordable housing at Grove Manor Apartments in Winter Haven. The grant is part of an agreement between Polk County, Neighborhood Lending Partners (NLP), and the developer for Grove Manor (Smith &…

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Polk County Commissioners Sworn In

Bartow, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2022) — Martha Santiago and Rick Wilson were sworn in as Polk County commissioners during today’s investiture at the Polk County Administration building. Santiago was sworn in by the Honorable Melissa Gravitt, Judge of the Circuit Court, and Wilson was sworn in by Polk County Attorney Randy Mink. Santiago, who represents…

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New Polk County School Board Members Sworn In

New Polk County School Board Members Sworn In Rick Nolte and Justin Sharpless were sworn in as new members of the Polk County School Board today, during a meeting at the school district’s headquarters in Bartow. Mr. Nolte represents District 3, and Mr. Sharpless serves District 6. Kay Fields, who represents District 5, was sworn…

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Watson Clinic Chiropractic Medicine Provider Hosts Free Back Pain Lecture in December

Lakeland, FL — Watson Clinic is pleased to announce the following upcoming lecture occurring in the month of December. This event is free of charge, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Please reserve your spot in advance by using the RSVP phone number as noted below or by visiting www.WatsonClinic.com/Events. Date: Thursday, December 8 at…

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