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Saturday is Last Day to Request Vote By Mail Ballot for City Elections

Saturday, March 25th is the last day registered voters who reside in Lake Wales can submit a request to receive a ballot by mail for the April 4th Municipal Elections. Four... — Updated 3/22/2023

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"Unhappy Hour" Planned by Women's Group to Mark Gender Pay Inequality

The American Association of University Women Lake Wales Branch is inviting the public to gather with them on Friday, March 31st to conduct an "Unhappy Hour" marking the disparity... — Updated 3/22/2023


Winners of Treasure Hunt Game Celebrate Their Detective Skills

Several happy amateur detectives are celebrating their wins in the Lake Wales News Treasure Hunt game after finding the prize claim forms at area businesses. Charmaine Walker,... — Updated 3/8/2023


City Relaxes Controversial Policy On Public Comments at Commission Meetings

A policy change allowing increased public input reverses a controversial decision by the Lake Wales City Commission to that sharply limited public input. The modification to a... — Updated 3/4/2023


Sun Rail Seeks Your Opinion as it Considers Extension Into Polk

The Federal Railroad Administration Friday gave SunRail and Brightline, Central Florida's dual passenger train ambitions, an extension of the looming deadline to apply for funding... — Updated 3/4/2023


Lake Wales Police Recover Stolen Property Valued At Over $400,000

Lake Wales Police have recovered more than $400,000 worth of stolen property and arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of dealing in stolen property. The Friday February 17, arrest... — Updated 2/28/2023


Billion Dollar Water? Polk Regional Water Cooperative to Host Public Hearing

A pair of public hearings are planned to allow area residents to learn more and speak about the proposed Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC). The hearings will address a planned... — Updated 2/28/2023


University Women to Host Commission Candidates Forum March 13.

A forum to hear from four candidates for the Lake Wales City Commission is planned for mid-March to allow voters to learn about the goals and platforms prior to the April 4... — Updated 2/28/2023


Prizes Remain to be Claimed in News Treasure Hunt Game

Tickets to the Strawberry Festival, free oil change coupons, ice cream, free bowling, and restaurant gift certificates are among the prizes waiting to be claimed at specific area... — Updated 2/28/2023

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Arts Festival to Highlight This Weekend

Get ready to enjoy another beautiful spring weekend outdoors in Lake Wales as the Lake Wailes Arts Festival offers a special atmosphere for a pleasant day. Presented annually by the... — Updated 2/28/2023


Excessive Speed a Factor in Saturday Death of Lake Wales Man in US 27 Crash

A Lake Wales man is dead after speeding into a slower vehicle on US 27 early Saturday morning. Officers from the Lake Wales Police Department responded to calls reporting a vehicle... — Updated 2/25/2023


Mardi Gras 2023 Brightens the Streets of Lake Wales

Thousands of residents and visitors from across the state and nation gathered in downtown Lake Wales Saturday for the highlight of the local Mardi Gras celebrations, enjoying a zany... — Updated 2/23/2023


Construction Keeping Area Roads Closed

Four separate construction projects are causing lengthy detours for area drivers, according to Bill Skelton, Project Management Liaison for Polk County. Travel delays, some... — Updated 2/22/2023


Library Offers Community Resource Fair March 11

An event designed to share healthcare and vital resources with the broader community will give residents a chance to learn and take advantage of many free services, ranging from... — Updated 2/22/2023


Mardi Gras Lights Up the Night in Lake Wales

The Lake Wales Mardi Gras celebrations have reached their climactic day as crowds are preparing for the annual parade, continuing a local tradition now in its fifth decade. The big... — Updated 2/21/2023


Ballot Set for April City Commission Election

Four candidates have qualified in two city commission races which will be decided during an election on April 4. Lake Wales commissioners finalized the ballot, which will include... — Updated 2/19/2023

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Lake Wales Annual Mardi Gras to Feature Multiple Events

It's that zany time of year for thousands of celebrants who will participate in the annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras, with festivities running from February 11 through 21. Between two b... — Updated 2/18/2023


Wild Shiners Kick Off Mardi Gras Celebrations in Lake Wales

A night of colorful costumes and celebrations has officially initiated the 2023 Carnival season in Lake Wales. The Krewe of Wild Shiners hosted their traditional "Black Light Ball"... — Updated 2/12/2023


Student Killed by Truck at School Bus Stop

Tragedy struck Friday morning as a McLaughlin Middle School student was killed after being struck by a truck while waiting near a school bus stop in the fog. Lake Wales Police Depar... — Updated 2/3/2023


Lake Wales Man Receives Eight Year Sentence for Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle has sentenced James Wesley Buchanan, 47, of Lake Wales to 8 years in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised released... — Updated 2/3/2023


Rear-end Crash Destroys Vehicles, Street Lights on Scenic Highway

Lake Wales Police are working a traffic investigation as a result of a crash on Scenic Highway. The location of the incident is within a school zone for McLaughlin Middle-Senior... — Updated 1/27/2023


Registration Open for Polk Senior Games

There's still time to register for those wishing to compete in the annual Polk Senior Games, but that window is closing fast!. The games are an annual two-week series of 33... — Updated 1/23/2023


Roundabout Construction Project to Continue Through February

Ongoing construction of a new roundabout will keep the intersection of Old Bartow Lake Wales Road and Rattlesnake Road (County Road 653) closed in Lake Wales through February. The... — Updated 1/20/2023


Musical "Advertising" Leads to Wrong Customers

An apparent attempt to draw customers led to the wrong kind of attention for an area man as he found himself following complaints about his loud music. According to Lake Wales... — Updated 11/25/2022


County Declares Emergency Over Garbage Collection Problems

Frustration among Polk County residents in the Lake Wales area spread this week to include the Board of County Commissioners, who have been deluged with complaints from residents... — Updated 11/24/2022


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