• Fire Rescue Honors Annual Award Winners at Holiday Banquet

    Bartow, Fla. (December 11, 2018) On Friday December 7, Polk County Fire Rescue hosted its 2018 Holiday Awards Banquet at the Lake Eva Event Center in Haines City to honor its annual award winners. 

    Upon arrival, guests and award winners were greeted with holiday songs sung by the Frostproof High School Chorus, along with a pair of new Polk County Fire Rescue apparatuses on display. The...

  • CSX Temporarily Closing Avenue G NW Rail Crossing in Inwood Area

    Bartow, Fla. (December 6, 2018) — CSX Transportation has scheduled a temporary closure for repairs to its rail crossing at Avenue G NW in the Inwood area of Winter Haven starting Monday morning. Work is anticipated to take no longer than five days to complete. The crossing, just west of the intersection with Spirit Lake Road, will be upgraded in coordination with similar improvements planned for...

  • Johnson Avenue Closure and Sinkhole Repair Extended through December

    Bartow, Fla. (November 29, 2018) — Polk County’s consultant has determined the sinkhole below Johnson Avenue (County Road 580) just west of Powerline Road in Haines City to be much larger than previously thought. Recent borings indicate voids ranging from 60 feet deep along the edges to 160 feet deep at the center. Filling the voids will require much more cement-like grout and time to repair than ...

  • BoCC Agenda Review Meeting Monday

    Bartow, Fla. (November 29, 2018) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room (Room 407) at the Polk County Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow.


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