• 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 at sunset is a popular nature destination. Image
    Circle B Bar Reserve at sunset is a popular nature destination.
  • The Blue Angels are a familiar sight at the annual Sun 'n Fun fly-in in Lakeland. Image
    The Blue Angels are a familiar sight at the annual Sun 'n Fun fly-in in Lakeland.
  • 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.
  • Polk County Full-Scale Active Shooter Exercise

    Lakeland, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2014) — A full-scale active shooter exercise will be held at Lake Gibson High School today, Monday, October 20. The exercise should begin at approximately 9 a.m. and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. This is a closed exercise and will not be open to the general public. Exer [...]

  • Old Dixie Hwy. To Close Temporarily Monday
    10/17/2014 04:40:00 PM

    Bartow, Fla. (October 17, 2014) — Old Dixie Hwy. will be closed for most of the daytime hours on Monday between Schalamar Creek Drive and Carroll Road to allow crews to safely set a 60-foot long aluminum pedestrian bridge across Schalamar Creek. The pedestrian bridge is part of an ongoing sidewalk [...]

  • Agenda Review Meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20
    10/16/2014 09:05:00 AM

    Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2014) — The agenda for the Board of County Commissioners’ agenda review meeting on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 is below. Board of County Commissioners, Agenda Review Meeting - Oct. 20, 2014, 1:30 p.m. Board Conference Room No. 407 [...]

  • My Ride My Road Your Decision
    10/15/2014 02:15:00 PM

    On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Polk County voters will decide whether to approve or not approve a transformational switch in the way that transportation is funded. Learn more about My Ride, My Road, Your Decision. [...]

  • Free Diabetic Classes offered by the Indigent Health Care Division
    10/15/2014 10:55:00 AM

    BARTOW, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2014) – The Indigent Health Care division has announced additional free Diabetic Classes for Polk County residents on Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Dec. 18. To reserve seats, residents should call 863-519-2041 or 863-519-2066.  “With diabetes being a serious problem in Polk County, [...]

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