• 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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  • CSX Closing Hobbs Road in Auburndale for Five Days

    Bartow, Fla. (April 23, 2015)—CSX Transportation is closing Hobbs Road between Avenue Q NW and CR 544A (Derby Avenue) to thru-traffic tomorrow morning to replace the old rail crossing with new track components. Traffic will be detoured. Hobbs Road will reopen next Wednesday morning. CSX is advising mo [...]

  • Anti-Drug Abuse Advisory Council Meeting Tomorrow
    posted on 4/21/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (April 21, 2015 ) — Wednesday,  April 22, 2015 – 11:30 a.m. The Anti-Drug Abuse Advisory Council will meet in Room 413 of the Neil Combee Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, in Bartow.  [...]

  • Old Dixie Highway Sidewalk Safety Project
    posted on 4/16/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (April 15, 2015) — Federal income taxes are due today, but local tax dollars are already at work on Old Dixie Highway in Auburndale in the form of a new county sidewalk safety project. Last week, crews started clearing the west-side shoulder from Schalamar Creek Drive north to Clover R [...]

  • Office of Planning and Development Hosting Public Meeting on Draft Sign Regulations
    posted on 4/16/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (April 15, 2015) — The Office of Planning and Development will host a public information meeting on draft sign regulations on Thursday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – noon in Room 413 of the Neil Combee Administration Building. The meeting will focus on how Polk County staff is working towar [...]

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