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Looking Back: The Top Ten News Stories of 2021 in Lake Wales

The year just completed saw a number of big stories that impacted the Lake Wales community, and we've taken a look back at them through the perspective of the new year. Here's how... — Updated 1/12/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

Six Candidates Remain in Charter School Superintendent Search

Six candidates for superintendent of Lake Wales Charter Schools are still under consideration following the latest meeting of the ten-member search committee, according to... — Updated 1/11/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Commissioners Wrestle With Growth Challenges in Workshop

The challenge of managing the wave of new development proposed for Lake Wales was the topic of a two-hour workshop for city commissioners Friday afternoon, with the prospect for... — Updated 12/20/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Superintendent Candidate Field Narrows to Eight

The field of candidates seeking the helm of the Lake Wales Charter Schools got a bit smaller this week as two of the remaining candidates have withdraw their applications. The... — Updated 12/15/2021

 

Proposal for Partisan School Boards a Bad Idea

Democracy relies upon "the consent of the governed" to function. Consent implies an understanding of the questions of importance to the populace, which in turn requires an educated... — Updated 12/13/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Charter School Superintendent Search Enters Next Phase

The long-vacant position of leadership at the helm of the Lake Wales Charter Schools is a step closer to be filled after the Superintendent Search Committee reduced the original... — Updated 12/10/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    News
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City Gets Seminole Hotel Under Settlement Terms

The City of Lake Wales will apparently acquire the Seminole Hotel as a result of a deal reached during court-ordered mediation on November 12. The terms of the settlement were... — Updated 12/7/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News
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Charter School Superintendent Search Draws 25 Applicants

The search for a new superintendent for the Lake Wales Charter School System has entered its next phase following the close of applications for the position on November 17. Now the... — Updated 11/30/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

It's Officially John A. Davenport Veterans Day in Lake Wales

In an inspirational tribute to veterans in general and one man in particular, the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary today hosted a special Veterans' Day observance in honor of "Captain... — Updated 11/14/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    Schools

Charter Schools Search for Superintendent Described as "Transparent"

Finding a new superintendent for the Lake Wales Charter School System is a painstaking process, with huge focus on finding the ideal candidate, according to Bill Vogel. Vogel, 72,... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Charter Schools Arrange $1M Loan to Restore Old School

A million-dollar second mortgage will fund the renovation of the original 1919 Lake Wales school building into new classroom space under action taken by the Lake Wales Charter... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
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Florida Dept. of Education Finally Submits $2.3B Federal Funds Request

The Florida Department of Education has finally submitted a plan outlining how federal relief funds will be used to help schools recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is... — Updated 10/8/2021

 

Lake Wales Charter Schools Superintendent Search Challenged

More than six months after the departure of lauded Lake Wales Charter Schools Superintendent Jesse Jackson, the process of seeking his replacement being conducted by the Board of... — Updated 9/14/2021

 

Charter Schools, Community Mourn Loss of Bok South Principal

The Lake Wales Charter Schools and the local community are mourning the passing of Dr. Damien Moses, principal of Bok Academy South. "It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform... — Updated 8/20/2021

 

Commissioners Unanimously Choose Pastor Hilligoss to Fill Temporary Vacancy

After hearing from supporters of the four applicants, Lake Wales City Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Jack Hilligoss to the temporary vacancy created by the suspension... — Updated 8/3/2021

 

Former Commissioner's Wife Now Wants Appointment to His Seat

The wife of former Lake Wales City Commissioner Pete Perez has indicated her interest in filling his old seat, which is vacant now due to the suspension of newly elected Commissione... — Updated 7/31/2021

 

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

 

Major Donor to Local Schools Calls for Mandatory Masks, Vaccines

Some viewed his email as a threat to withhold future funding, but Henry McCance says that's not what he intended. The largest donor to Lake Wales Charter schools, McCance says he... — Updated 7/30/2021

 

Celebration of Life July 31 for Bok South Principal Damien Moses

A celebration of life for Bok Academy South Principal Damien Moses is scheduled for noon, Saturday, July 31. The event will take place at the Lake Wales High School gymnasium and... — Updated 7/29/2021

 

Polk Avenue Celebrates Principal's Retirement, Legacy of Leadership

A courtyard packed full of well-wishers gathered May 27 to celebrate the life and leadership legacy of Polk Avenue Elementary Principal Gail Quam, who is retiring after 36 years at... — Updated 6/4/2021

 

Former Hillcrest Principal's Lawsuit Prompts Charter Trustee 'Shade' Meeting

The Lake Wales Charter Schools Trustees will hold a private meeting Monday, May 24 to discuss legal strategy now that former Hillcrest Elementary School Principal Jennifer Barrow... — Updated 5/21/2021

 

Mayor Appoints Charter Trustee, Says Commissioner Not Wanted

City commissioners at their April 20 meeting consented to Mayor Eugene Fultz's appointment of Marcus Kirby to the Lake Wales Charter School Trustees. Kirby is transitional housing c... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

Mayor Bypasses Commission, Claims Sole Authority to Nominate Charter School Trustee

Despite a recent change to the City Charter requiring more input from city commissioners on appointments, Mayor Eugene Fultz did not involve them and is bringing forth only one... — Updated 4/18/2021

 
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Lake Wales Quilters Guild Exhibit at Library

Throughout the month of March the Lake Wales Public Library's Local Artist Gallery has an amazing display of handmade quilts by local textile artists. The Lake Wales Quilters Guild... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

Charter School System and Community Bid Farewell to Superintendent Jesse Jackson

Sporting a pair of black roller skates over his shoulder, outgoing Lake Wales Charter Schools Superintendent Jesse Jackson thanked dozens of well-wishers, saying he was ready to... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

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