• An alligator swims at sunset on Lake Hancock. Image
    An alligator swims at sunset 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 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.
  • Thanksgiving is peak day for home cooking fires Polk County Fire Rescue Urges Caution When Preparing Holiday Meals

    POLK COUNTY, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2014) – The number of home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day was three times the national average of fires per day, according to the latest non-profit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) study. Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) is urging the public to keep fire saf [...]

  • BoCC passes ordinance for additional senior citizen homestead exemption
    posted on 11/25/2014

    Bartow, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2014) — Senior citizens who have lived in the same residence in Polk County for more than 25 years may be eligible for an additional homestead exemption, thanks to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board recently approved an ordinance that grants a new exemption to low-i [...]

  • Executive Road to Close for Drainage Repairs
    posted on 11/20/2014

    Bartow, Fla. (November 20, 2014) — Starting Monday, Executive Road in southeast Winter Haven will close to thru-traffic for about 12 days as Polk County replaces drainage pipes and structures in the roadway. Executive Road accesses a small industrial and warehousing park situated at the intersection [...]

  • BoCC reaches agreement with Jones Development to build infrastructure in NE Polk
    posted on 11/17/2014

    Bartow, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2014) — On Nov. 4, 2014, the Polk County Board of County Commissioners approved a development agreement with Jones Development, Inc., which authorizes paying one-half the cost, up to $1.5 million, toward providing road access to the northwest quadrant of the I-4/U.S. 27 inte [...]

  • Board of County Commissioners’ Agenda Review Meeting
    posted on 11/12/2014

    Polk County, Florida – (November 12, 2014) – This is the agenda for the Board of County Commissioners’ agenda review meeting on November 14, 2014:   AGENDA NOVEMBER 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m. BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM (ROOM #407)   Welcome – Commissioner Dantzler, Chairman [...]

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