• COC Subcommittee meeting cancelled

    Bartow, Fla. (May 15, 2019) —The COC Prevention, Wellness & Access Subcommittee meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2019 has been cancelled.

  • Meeting Notice

    Bartow, Fla. (May 10, 2019) — The Citizens Oversight Committee’s Prevention, Wellness & Access Subcommittee will meet Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Indigent Health Care Building Administrative Conference Room, 2135 Marshall Edwards Drive, Bartow.

  • Nichols Road Closing for CSX Crossing Upgrade

    Bartow, Fla. (May 9, 2019) — Starting Monday, railroad crossing upgrades by CSX Transportation will close Nichols Road (County Road 676) for three to five days in the unincorporated Nichols-Lithia area southwest of Mulberry. Depending on the direction of travel, traffic will detour at S. County Line Road or Anderson Road and bypass work zone along Pine Crest Road. Commuters should expect longer...

  • Ride & Walk of Silence

    Bartow, Fla. (May 9, 2019) – The Polk Transportation Planning Organization is holding a special event to honor those that have lost their lives due to pedestrian, bicycle and traffic fatalities.

    A brief program will commence at 6 p.m., May 15 at the First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive in Lakeland, followed by the Ride & Walk of Silence at 7 p.m.

    The Polk Transportation...

  • Weech named Interim Polk County Fire Rescue Chief

    Bartow, Fla. (May 8, 2019) — County Manager Jim Freeman today announced the appointment of Robert Weech as Interim Fire Chief for Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR).

    Weech joined PCFR in February 2017 as Deputy Fire Chief of Logistics and Special Services. He began his firefighting career with the City of Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue in 1999 and worked through the ranks to become the assistant chief...

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