• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • CSX Closes Wabash Avenue for Two Days

    Bartow, Fla. (July 30, 2015 )— Wabash Road was closed to traffic this morning from CR 542 (Old Tampa Highway) to Mershon Street in Lakeland to repair broken tracks at the CSX crossing north of Olive Street. Traffic will be detoured and motorists should add extra time to trips through the area. Repair [...]

  • BoCC Agenda Review set for Monday, August 3
    posted on 7/29/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (July 29, 2015) — The Board of County Commissioners will have their next agenda review meeting on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 407 of the Combee Administration Building in Bartow. AGENDA Welcome – Commissioner Lindsey, Chairman Review upcoming Board [...]

  • New Fishing Exhibit Opening at the History Center
    posted on 7/27/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (July 27, 2015) – The Polk County History Center’s new fishing exhibit is all about the bass, ‘bout the bass – no treble (hooks).  The opening of Lores and Lures: Polk County’s Fishing History is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m., Aug. 13. The new exhibit showcases the rich history of fish [...]

  • Polk Discount Health Card Programs Offered to Residents
    posted on 7/27/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (July 27, 2015) – Polk County today launched three new programs to help county residents better manage the cost of prescription medications and health and dental services.  As a member of the National Association of Counties (NACo), the county is able to offer the Prescription and He [...]

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