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 By Madison Fantozzi    News

Greg Littleton Elected Chair of Polk State Trustees

Lake Wales banker Greg Littleton has been elected to serve as chair of the Polk State College's District Board of Trustees by the trustees at their annual reorganization meeting on... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Schools

Polk State Offers Free Backpacks, School Supplies for K-12 Students

Students heading back to school will get a welcome boost as 700 backpacks full of school supplies are given away to students from kindergarten through college age. The event marks... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Stacy Dodd    Ridge Life

Lake Wales' Carl Hadden Named as Regional Director of Small Business Development Center

TAMPA, Fl. – The Muma College of Business at University of South Florida announced Carl Hadden, MBA, CME, as the new regional director of the Florida SBDC at University of South... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

Polk State College to Offer New Degree in Human Resources

Polk State College is launching two opportunities for individuals seeking education and training in Human Resources Management – a concentration within the Bachelor of Applied... — Updated 5/25/2022

 

Polk State Open Enrollment Begins June 6

Open enrollment for Fall 2022 Semester classes at Polk State College will begin on June 6. Currently enrolled students can register now for fall classes in Passport. Prospective... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Barney Moore, Inspirational Community Leader, Dead at 61

Well-known Lake Wales community leader Barney Moore passed away early Friday at AdventHealth Lake Wales Medical Center. Moore, 61, inspired many citizens to greater efforts on... — Updated 5/8/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Sports

University, High School Student Sports Reporters Sought

Area college and high school students with a penchant for sports have an opportunity to earn some career creds by providing coverage of their favorite local teams, according to... — Updated 5/2/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

CRA Adds Central Avenue Bicycle Track to Connected Plans

The re-imagining of downtown Lake Wales and the application of the Connected plan is now inspiring some significant proposed changes to Central Avenue between Scenic Highway and... — Updated 3/14/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Superintendent Finalists Met the Community Thursday

A well-attended reception Thursday evening offered the Lake Wales community its first opportunity to meet the four remaining candidates for superintendent of the Lake Wales Charter... — Updated 2/22/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Charter School Superintendent Search Committee Recommends Three Finalists

EDITOR'S UPDATE: Dr. P.J. D'Aoust has withdrawn from the selection process after being selected as one of the finalists for Charter Schools Superintendent. After a lengthy and... — Updated 2/2/2022

 

Autumn Cochella Earns Certification As City Planner

It took only a few months working in the Development Services Division at the City of Lake Wales for Autumn Cochella to realize she had found her passion and a life-long career... — Updated 1/24/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Elections Supervisor Lori Edwards Offering Scholarships

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards announced today that the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) will award four $1,200 scholarships to Florida students in 2022.... — Updated 1/21/2022

 

Federal Funds Allow Polk State to Forgive Student Debt

Polk State College announced that it is eliminating $1.2 million in student debt to alleviate financial burdens for students brought on by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Near... — Updated 12/3/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Polk State Lake Wales Enrollment Doubles to 1,200 Students

Polk State's Lake Wales campus, located entirely in the two-story JD Alexander Center on Central Avenue, has doubled its student population. Enrollment has grown from 600 to 1,200... — Updated 11/30/2021

 

Polk State Lake Wales Grows to 1,200 Students, Thanks to One Man's Efforts

The inspiration of hard-working parents who wanted their children to have a better life has led their son to "pay it forward" by leading others to higher callings through Polk... — Updated 11/30/2021

 

Frank M. Hunt, II, 1928-2021

Frank M. Hunt, II of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at his residence. He was born April 2, 1928 in Lake Wales to the late Deeley A. and Louise E. Hunt; he was a... — Updated 11/29/2021

 

John L. Anderson Jr. (dates not provided)

John L. Anderson Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 15th. John, known by many of his students as "Mr. A" enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a Vocal Music... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Business Incubator Construction Proposed for Downtown

A multi-million-dollar effort to create a three story building to host start-up businesses will receive the consideration of the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency Tuesday... — Updated 11/16/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Legoland Florida Employees Eligible for Polk State Scholarships

Want to attend Polk State College but struggling to afford it since you don't have a good job? Go to work at Legoland Florida Resort and you can accomplish both goals at once. As... — Updated 10/29/2021

 
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Polk State Spring Enrollment Opens

Enrollment for the Spring 2022 Semester at Polk State College will start on Monday, October 25, 2021, with priority registration for students who have completed at least 50 percent... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Polk State College Names New Board Officers, Trustees

Polk State College’s District Board of Trustees elected Ashley Bell Barnett as Chair and Greg Littleton as Vice-Chair for the 2021-2022 Academic Year on Monday during the... — Updated 10/8/2021

 

Cindy Michelle Lambeth, 1981-2021

Cindy Michelle Lambeth of Indian Lake Estates passed away Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 at her residence. She was born February 4, 1981 in Lake Wales to Wayne and Debbie Lambeth. Cindy was a... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

Ora "Oz" Caldwell Taken by Covid-19

Ora "Oz" Caldwell of Lake Wales passed away September 9th due to complications of Covid-19. Known to many by his nickname of "the Great One," Caldwell was a graduate of West Point... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
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Electric Vehicle Show Comes to Lake Wales September 25

A small fleet of electric vehicles is expected to roll quietly into downtown Lake Wales on September 25, where they will be on display along Market Street in conjunction with the... — Updated 9/25/2021

 

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

 

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