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City Earns Black Eye With Fumbled Proclamation

An apparent lack of clear policies and procedures caused an hour-long display of citizen disappointment and anger at the Lake Wales City Commission meeting Tuesday night following... — Updated 6/9/2022

 

School Board Trustee Arrested

Marcus Kirby, an associate pastor at HighPoint Church and a trustee of the Lake Wales Charter School Board, is facing felony charges after admitting he stole an estimated $23,690... — Updated 5/1/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Hilligoss Wins Mayoral Race, Krueger Elected to City Commission

The unofficial vote tabulation is completed and It is apparent that Jack Hilligoss and Danny Kreuger will fill the mayoral post and that of city commissioner. With the votes tabulat... — Updated 4/12/2022

 

Anonymous Video Attacks Mayoral Candidate

An anonymous YouTube post surfaced Saturday attacking mayoral candidate Curtis Gibson with a video his campaign manager said he'd created more than a decade ago, when he was an... — Updated 4/6/2022

 

Sheriff Denies Any Endorsement in City Elections

Most Lake Wales voters have received a pair of deceptive postcards mailed by two out-of-town political committees that have caused Sheriff Grady Judd to issue a statement denying... — Updated 4/5/2022

 

Campaign Finances Show Questionable Expense, Possible Violation

An apparent impropriety in the mayoral campaign financing of City Commissioner Jack Hilligoss has caused yet another twist in the closing days of the election. A letter from Lake... — Updated 4/4/2022

 

Candidates' Finance Reports Reveal Support, Differing Strategies

Thursday, March 31 was the final day candidates for two Lake Wales municipal seats could accept contributions, and their final reports, filed Friday, offered a glimpse into their... — Updated 4/3/2022

 

Why LakeWalesNews.Net Will Not Endorse in City Races

As the campaigns that will shape the election of a mayor and city commissioner come to a close, some have asked whether our editorial board will endorse any of the five candidates.... — Updated 4/2/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Chamber of Commerce Organizes Another Election Forum

An unexpected third election forum for candidates for Lake Wales mayor and city commission has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 29 at the Lake Wales Arts Center, 1099 SR 60 East. T... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Five City Candidates Discussed Issues At Monday Forum

More than 70 guests gathered Monday evening at the Lake Wales Woman's Club to hear all five candidates for election to two city posts discuss issues and answer questions. Speaking... — Updated 3/21/2022

 

A Disservice to Students, Parents, Community

Lake Wales has been blessed by the creation of the Lake Wales Charter Schools system nearly two decades ago. Now representing seven schools educating students in grades 1 through... — Updated 3/19/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Commissioners Hilligoss, Williams Kill Resolution Supporting Charter School System

Given an opportunity to help heal the community after a divisive search for a new charter school superintendent, two city commissioners said "no." A resolution presented to the... — Updated 3/19/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

City Commission Chooses 30-year Bonds Over Bank Financing

With some $4 million in interest payments riding on the decision, three city commissioners gave direction to staff at Wednesday's workshop to pursue a 30-year bond rather than... — Updated 3/18/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Commissioner Williams, Not Hilligoss, Apparent Source of Mayor's Ire

A review of city commission meeting videos has revealed that only one commissioner has missed a significant number of meetings. Commissioner Daniel Williams has been absent from 12... — Updated 3/15/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Monday Forum Will Allow Citizens to Question Candidates

As a pair of contested city elections move toward a climactic vote on April 5 citizens will have another opportunity to see and hear the five vying for the two open seats. A forum... — Updated 3/11/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

"Frustrated" Mayor Complains About Absence of Commissioners

A day after a bare three-member quorum at the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting gave city staff direction on the form of a planned $18.5 million dollar bond issue in the... — Updated 3/11/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

CRA Board Approves Sale of Lot for New Lincoln Avenue Restaurant

Private investment in the Lincoln Avenue commercial district, one of the goals of the Lake Wales Connected plan, seems to have begun even before the first spade of dirt is turned.... — Updated 3/10/2022

 
 By Robert Connros    News

Commission and Mayoral Candidates Answered Questions From the Public

Two candidates for mayor and a single commission candidate discussed their visions for the future of Lake Wales Monday evening at a community forum, with broad agreement on most... — Updated 3/9/2022

 

Lake Wales Housing Authority, CRA Agree to Continue Cooperative Approach

After expressing concerns about the lack of success achieved by the Lake Wales Housing Authority, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) changed their tune after a joint meeting... — Updated 3/6/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

City Candidates' Forum Happens Monday Night

Lake Wales voters will have an opportunity to see and hear most of the candidates seeking to represent them in city government on Monday. A forum sponsored by Rotary on the Ridge an... — Updated 2/24/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Six Candidates Qualify for Two Open City Seats

Six candidates have qualified for election to two open seats in the City of Lake Wales government in the April 5 municipal elections. Voters will have an opportunity to choose a... — Updated 2/23/2022

 

Charter School Superintendent Vote Happens Tuesday

The Lake Wales Charter School Board of Trustees is expected to choose a new superintendent of schools Tuesday to run seven local schools and maintain the standard of excellence... — Updated 2/22/2022

 

Ideological Group Seeks to Influence Superintendent Selection

A small but vocal group has been a significant influence on the process of selecting a new superintendent for the Lake Wales Charter School system, a simple reading of documents... — Updated 2/21/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Qualifying Opens for City Mayor, Commission Posts

Four of the six expected candidates wasted no time in filing their paperwork for city elections after the qualifying period opened at noon Monday. They will each be a candidate for... — Updated 2/14/2022

 

Pastor Hilligoss Seeks Temporary Appointment to City Commission

Pastor Jack Hilligoss has added his name to the list of people interested in filling the city commission vacancy created by the suspension of newly elected Commissioner Kris... — Updated 7/31/2021

 

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