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  • October Happenings at the History Center

    Bartow, Fla (Oct. 1, 2019) -- Journey into Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. The following programs and events are open to the public and free of charge:

    • October’s Family Program – Curators of Curiosity - All Month
      • To commemorate the fall season, celebrate the pumpkin by making pumpkin cards and learning how to count pumpkins. History Time Tots, a story and activity time...
  • PCFR Welcomes Public to Open House Events

    Bartow, Fla. (September 30, 2019) —As part of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week, two PCFR stations will be open to the public as they play host to open house events on October 5 and 12.

    During the event hours, the public will be able to tour the fire stations, meet their local firefighters, receive safety tips, and experience multiple firefighting and rescue...

  • Revised Agenda for BoCC Meeting Today

    Bartow, Fla. (September 30, 2019) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room (Room 407) at the Polk County Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow.

    AGENDA

         I.      Welcome – Commissioner Lindsey, Chairman


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  • BoCC Agenda Review Meeting Monday

    Bartow, Fla. (September 25, 2019) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room (Room 407) at the Polk County Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow.

    AGENDA

         I.      Welcome – Commissioner Lindsey, Chairman


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  • Fire Rescue Responds to Plane Crash in Mulberry

    Bartow, Fla. (September 23, 2019) — On Monday morning, Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) and other responding agencies were dispatched at 11:39 a.m. to a small single engine plane crash in Mulberry, Florida.

    The aircraft descended into a heavily wooded area and placed no surrounding structures in danger. One individual was trauma alerted to a local area hospital, while a second refused...

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