• Polk County's Youth Fair teaches the importance of agriculture. Image
    Polk County's Youth Fair teaches the importance of agriculture.
  • Polk County firefighters get out in their communities to raise awareness. Image
    Polk County firefighters get out in their communities to raise awareness.
  • At sunset, an alligator swims on Lake Hancock. Image
    At sunset, an alligator swims on Lake Hancock.
  • Loyce Harpe Park's mountain bike trails are some of the best in Florida. Image
    Loyce Harpe Park's mountain bike trails are some of the best in Florida.
  • Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland is the state's newest university. Image
    Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland is the state's newest university.
  • Polk's History Center is housed in Bartow's historic courthouse. Image
    Polk's History Center is housed in Bartow's historic courthouse.
  • Bok Tower in Lake Wales is a popular and historic attraction. Image
    Bok Tower in Lake Wales is a popular and historic attraction.
  • Roseate spoonbills congregate to feed at Circle B Bar Reserve. Image
    Roseate spoonbills congregate to feed at Circle B Bar Reserve.
  • The Peace River was once the lifeblood of Polk's early settlers. Image
    The Peace River was once the lifeblood of Polk's early settlers.
  • Homeland Heritage Park showcases Polk County's history. Image
    Homeland Heritage Park showcases Polk County's history.
  • Circle B Bar Reserve has become a popular nature destination in Polk. Image
    Circle B Bar Reserve has become a popular nature destination in Polk.
  • The new Bone Valley ATV Park offers rugged outdoor adventure. Image
    The new Bone Valley ATV Park offers rugged outdoor adventure.
  • SUMICA was once a turpentine mill town east of Lake Wales. Image
    SUMICA was once a turpentine mill town east of Lake Wales.
  • Nestled in southern Polk County, the Streamsong Clubhouse attracts golfers and fishing enthusiasts. Image
    Nestled in southern Polk County, the Streamsong Clubhouse attracts golfers and fishing enthusiasts.
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  • Old Hwy. 37 Water Repairs Complete

    Bartow, Fla. (May 19, 2015) — Emergency repairs to a leaking water main along Old Hwy. 37 north of Ewell Road in south Lakeland are complete and water service has been restored. No boil water notice is required and all travel lanes are open. Contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Communicatio [...]

  • Emergency Water Repairs along Old Hwy. 37
    posted on 5/19/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (May 19, 2015) — Emergency repairs to a leaking water main are underway along Old Hwy. 37 north of the intersection with Ewell Road in south Lakeland. Repairs are expected to take a half-day to complete. Polk County Utilities estimates 50-60 residences and a nearby day care facility wil [...]

  • Two Polk County Road Closures Start Monday
    posted on 5/15/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (May 15, 2015) — Two Polk County roads will close for utility upgrades next week. Starting Monday, Farris Drive in the Shepherd South subdivision in south Lakeland will be closed to thru-traffic at the intersection with Shepherd Road. Crews will take about two weeks install a new water [...]

  • Contractor Licensing Board Meeting Cancelled
    posted on 5/12/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (May 12, 2015) — The Contractor Licensing Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled.  This meeting was noticed in the announcements of the May 5 th Board Agenda.   [...]

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