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 By Christa Jones    News 

Fiery Crash on Scenic Highway Claims Life of Frostproof Woman

A Tuesday night crash has claimed the life of a Frostproof woman as she left her place of employment at the popular Coop in Babson Park. 53-year-old Patricia Robarts of Frostproof... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Robert Connors    News 

New Shopping Center Site Approved for US 27 in Lake Wales

A fifty-one acre site has been approved for potential shopping center construction by the Lake Wales City Commission at their Tuesday night meeting, but there are no immediate... — Updated 3/22/2023


Kathryn Fraiser Black, 1931-2021

Kathryn Fraiser Black, 91, formerly of Waverly and Lake Wales, passed away Friday, March 10th in Naples. Born March 22, 1931, in Chipley, FL to the late Joe B. and Nella (Mercer)... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

18th Anniversary of Hurricane Charley Passes Quietly

Saturday, August 13 marked the 18th anniversary of the most destructive hurricane to strike Lake Wales in recent memory, and thankfully the tropics remain quiet so far. Only a weak... — Updated 8/13/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Another 1,020 Unit Subdivision Planned for South Side of Lake Wales

A 312-acre parcel expected to host the Mayfair development nearly two decades ago is now the proposed site of a 1,020-unit project dubbed Ridgecrest. The Lake Wales City commission... — Updated 7/29/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Proposed Development Total Passes 12,000 Unit Mark

The parade of development proposals that have stirred citizen concerns of runaway changes to Lake Wales continued to be evident at the most recent city commission meeting as... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Only One Hurricane Shelter Available for All of Southeast Polk

As the 2022 hurricane season begins, a map of Polk County Public Shelters shows that of the 47 shelters listed, only one is located in southeast Polk County, an area stretching... — Updated 6/3/2022


Eric Matthew Kinney, 1988-2022

Eric Matthew Kinney of Lake Wales, FL passed away Tuesday April 12, 2022 at his residence. He was born March 11, 1988 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey to Edward and Diane Kinney; He... — Updated 4/25/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Green Gables Location to be Rezoned for Apartments

A plan to rezone and redevelop the existing Green Gables Inn site to create as many as 225 apartments on the 8.84 acres was reviewed at the City Commission workshop Wednesday. No ob... — Updated 2/10/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Future Transportation Maps Show Course of New Parkway Through Lake Wales

Population growth on the US 27 corridor has led transportation planners to plot the future course of an "alternate" route that will parallel the busy inter-regional highway. The... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

Huge Solar "Farm" Will Be Constructed in Lake Wales

If electricity came in flavors, your lights might be smacking their lips when you flip the switch once a major solar power project is completed in Lake Wales. A 600-acre property ju... — Updated 11/6/2021


Howard Frederick Martin, 1944-2021

Howard Frederick Martin of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Advent Health Lake Wales. He was born November 7, 1944 in Waverly, West Virginia to the late Howard... — Updated 10/25/2021

 By Robert Connors    Sports
Kids and coaches on Legion Field grass

New Lighted Football Field May Serve Youth Football Leagues

A lighted football field proposed for Washington Park near US 27 is expected to make a big difference to hundreds of young people involved in two Lake Wales youth football leagues.... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Robert Connors    News
an aerial view of the development site

More than 8,000 New Dwellings Planned in Lake Wales

Plans and proposals for new housing developments in Lake Wales have come in waves during 2021 and show no sign of abating. More than 8,300 new dwellings are now "visible" on the... — Updated 10/6/2021


Arthur Bradwell, 1930-2021

Arthur Bradwell, 91 of Waverly, Florida, died at Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Florida on September 24, 2021. No Services have been announced at this time... — Updated 9/25/2021


Aaron "Glenn" Johnson, 1951-2021

Aaron "Glenn" Johnson of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Advent Health Orlando. He was born December 27, 1951 in Winter Haven to the late Ted and Mae... — Updated 9/25/2021


Carole Curlee, 1941-2021

Carole Curlee, 79, of Fayetteville, AK passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Katherines Place in Fayetteville. She was born August 29, 1941 in Lafayette, IN to the late Arthur and Anna Eberle; she moved to Waverly from Indiana in... — Updated 7/15/2021


Troy Anderson Jr., 1955-2021

Troy Anderson, Jr., 65, of Waverly died at home June 2, 2021 under Good Shepherd Hospice Care. He was born July 19, 1955 in Waverly. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June... — Updated 6/4/2021


Walter Williams, 1975-2020

Walter Squire Williams, 44, passed away Aug. 29, 2020 at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was born Nov. 3, 1975 in Bartow and spent his entire youth in Lake Wales. He... — Updated 9/23/2020


Charter School Buses to Deliver Meals Along Five Routes

Starting Thursday April 9 the Lake Wales Charter School bus drivers will start delivering meals to 18 locations along five routes. Meals will be available to children 18 and under... — Updated 4/15/2020


Mother Algree Chaney Nealy, 1932-2020

Mother Algree Chaney Nealy, 87, of Waverly died March 29 at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Autaugaville, AL. No public services are planned. She will be... — Updated 4/2/2020


Fred Bailey Jr., 1927-2020

Fred Bailey, Jr. , 93, of Manito, IL, a winter resident of Lake Wales, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Grace Health Care. He was born February 7, 1927 in Waverly, IL to the... — Updated 3/18/2020


Al Mitchell, 1952-2020

Al Joseph Mitchell, 67 of Lake Wales, died Feb. 12, 2020 at Tampa General Hospital. He was born Nov. 24, 1952 in Waverly. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a Deacon at New Shiloh... — Updated 2/15/2020


Audrey Davidson, 1936-2019

Audrey J. Davidson, 83, of Winter Haven passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. She was born Nov. 13, 1936 in Greene County, PA to the late Orville and Mildred (Gilbert) Bargerstock and she has bee... — Updated 1/22/2020


Ronnie Huggins, 1954-2019

Ronald Clifford "Ronnie" Huggins, 65, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at Winter Haven Hospital. He was born November 15, 1954 in Batavia, NY. He grew up in Polk... — Updated 1/8/2020


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