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Sebring Man Dies in Collision, US 27 Closed for Hours

A Sebring man was killed on US 27 Monday night after failing to slow for a truck making a U-turn at Harbor Drive. Polk County Deputies and Fire Rescue personnel were dispatched to... — Updated 12/1/2023

 By Robert Connors    News 

Friedlander Ranch May Become Part of Envisioned Plan's "Big Green Network"

The realization of a "Big Green Network" of environmental lands that will forever form limits to the potential urbanization of the Lake Wales area drew a step closer this week.... — Updated 12/1/2023

 By News Staff REports    News 

Crooked Lake Park's Sunshine Drive to be Closed for at Least Two Months

Construction of a new sewer main and lift station will require the closure of Sunshine Drive in the Crooked Lake Park neighborhood south of Lake Wales for two months starting Monday... — Updated 12/1/2023

 By Robert Connors    News 

Lake Wales Country Club, Oakwood GC Site of Large New Development Proposal

A large-scale redevelopment proposal that includes both Lake Wales Country Club and the adjacent Oakwood golf course community is raising passions among residents, some of whom... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Brian Bruchey    News 

Local Man Arrested, Charged With Lewd Exhibition

The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a pest & lawn service worker twice last week after detectives spoke with two female customers who said the man exposed himself to them... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Historic Woman's Club Auditorium to Receive CRA Help

A CRA grant will help a local not-for-profit save an aging historic building that serves as an important civic space in downtown Lake Wales. The Lake Wales Woman's Club was awarded... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Businesses Remain Open as West Park Avenue Transformed into Shady Oasis by Construction

In nothing less than a transformation, the formerly dreary stretch of Park Avenue west of First Street is swiftly becoming an attractive green oasis intended to help draw... — Updated 11/22/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Family Recreation Center Opens Amid Fanfare

A newly-renovated Family Recreation Center is now open to the public with a full line-up of new equipment and freshened facilities. A ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by city... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Hurricane Season Still Has Potential for Trouble From Caribbean

Even as the Lake Wales area enjoys pleasant and mild weather, it's important to keep a weather-eye out for late-developing tropical storms and hurricanes that could threaten to... — Updated 11/15/2023


ADS Confirms Plans to Construct New Manufacturing Plant in Lake Wales

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. has officially confirmed that it will build a new, state-of-the-art pipe manufacturing facility in Lake Wales. The company plans to break ground in... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

CRA Adopts New Funding Mechanism For Downtown Investors

New life is being breathed into a significant building in the historic center of Lake Wales after actions taken by the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday. The city... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

US 27 Resurfacing May Disrupt Traffic in Coming Months

A major resurfacing project is expected to disrupt traffic flow on US 27 during the coming months as contractors undertake improvements to about seven miles of the six-lane... — Updated 11/11/2023


Police Arrest Tire Store Employee After Attempt at Credit Card Fraud

Lake Wales Police have arrested a local store employee and charged his with credit card theft after he used customer information to attempt to obtain cash. A customer purchased tire... — Updated 11/9/2023


Warrant Issued for Eloise Murder Suspect, Public Tips Sought

A warrant has been issued for the arrest for 26-year-old Enrique Martinez, who lives in a homeless camp at 2nd Eloise Terrace in Winter Haven, for first degree murder, possession... — Updated 11/9/2023


New Restaurants Coming to Lake Wales

A long-anticipated wave of new restaurants is coming into existence in Lake Wales with the pending openings of three new fast-food outlets. The new restaurants are part of a spate... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Jeff Foley    News

County to Ban Smoking, Vaping in Most Public Parks

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners has adopted an ordinance authorizing the County Manager to prohibit smoking and vaping in public parks in unincorporated Polk County.... — Updated 11/7/2023


Real Estate Tax Discounts Available for Early Payment

Owners of homes and other real estate in Polk County have an opportunity to save some jingle before the holidays by paying real estate taxes early. "We encourage taxpayers to pay... — Updated 11/7/2023

 By Rachel Negrete    News

Lake Wales Opportunities Highlighted in Documentary Film Premier

More than 80 community leaders and interested citizens were present Thursday night for the premier showing of the documentary film "Lake Wales Envisioned," which lays out the case... — Updated 11/6/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Drumgo Brings High Energy to City Administration

In the high-energy future facing Lake Wales there's little doubt that high-energy management is required to keep up. As Lake Wales faces a wave of growth, with about 15,000 new resi... — Updated 11/6/2023

 By Casey Gist    News

Saturday's 39-Mile Yard Sale Expected to Draw Thousands

Communities along the entire length of the Ridge Scenic Highway will share in one of the area's most popular annual events this Saturday. The 39-Mile Yard Sale has played an importa... — Updated 11/6/2023


City Fills Vacant Horticulturist Position As Downtown Tree Planting Approaches

As the City of Lake Wales prepares to begin a major tree-planting effort as part of the Lake Wales Connected effort, a long-vacant horticulturist spot has been filled by a... — Updated 10/23/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Envisioned Adopted by City Commission

In a major step toward addressing the challenge presented by an enormous wave of growth, the Lake Wales city commission voted to adopt a resolution in support of the Lake Wales... — Updated 10/23/2023


SR 60 West Closed by Fire at Rifle Range Road, Logistics Parkway Area

A fire in a Waste Management refuse truck has caused the closure of SR 60 this morning just east of Rifle Range Road and near Logistics Parkway west of Lake Wales. The flaming... — Updated 10/23/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Sharp Cool-down to Follow Significant Rain Event

It's time to start digging out the jackets and sweaters. The long-awaited seasonal cooldown after the end of an exceptionally hot summer will arrive in earnest next week after the... — Updated 10/11/2023

 By Janella Newsome    News

Five-Year Transportation Plans Subject of Public Hearing

A public hearing to present plans for the next five years of work by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One, has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 18. The... — Updated 10/9/2023


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