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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

New Lincoln CDC to Mediate Police, Elks Club Conflict


Last updated 11/13/2019 at 5:27pm

Chevon Baccus

Elks Carillon Lodge on B Street

The ink on the incorporation papers barely dried before Lincoln Community Development Corporation President Sara Jones accepted her first challenge: Open up communications and help build trust between officials of the recently reopened Elks Lodge and Lake Wales police.

Jones stepped in after Elks Exalted Ruler Terry Christian complained to the city commission Tuesday, Nov. 5 that he felt six police officers showing up at the lodge Saturday night was a waste of city resources and that the officers' aggressive demeanor created a hostile atmosphere. After seeing a promotional flyer on social m...

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