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  • Polk County Fire Rescue to Host Grand Opening Ceremony for New Mulberry Station

    Bartow, Fla. (July 1, 2019) — The newly-built Polk County Fire Rescue station in Mulberry has been completed. The station is located in the East Mulberry area, at 300 Kid Ellis Road, Mulberry, Florida 33860. A grand opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 2 at 11 a.m.

    This is the first of several new proposed stations for Polk County Fire Rescue.

    All are welcome to the event, where...

  • Emergency Sewer Repairs to Close Crystal Beach Road for Three Days

    Bartow, Fla. (July 1, 2019) — Emergency sewer repairs by the City of Eagle Lake are underway this morning on Crystal Beach Road just west of Eagle Lake Elementary School to correct to a pipe failure centered beneath the roadway. Repairs are expected to take three days to complete. Eastbound traffic on Crystal Beach Road will be detoured around the work zone along Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road, while ...

  • July Happenings at the History Center

    Bartow, Fla (June 28, 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:

    • July’s Family Program – Curators of Curiosity - All Month
      •  Celebrate the Fourth of July this month at the History Center. All month long, young students will make their own American flags to wave. History Time Tots, ...
  • MEDIA ADVISORY

    Bartow, Fla. (June 20, 2019) — Beginning Monday, July 1, 2019 media trucks and vehicles will no longer be allowed to park in the driveway along the northwest side of the County Administration Building in Bartow. This practice has created a life safety issue, with pedestrian safety in our parking lot being our highest concern.

    A parking lane for production trucks and media vehicles has been...

  • Special Magistrate Meeting cancelled

    Bartow, Fla. (June 27, 2019) — The Special Magistrate Impasse Hearing RE: Polk County Professional Firefighters Local 3531, Inc. and Polk County Board of County Commissioners, RE: Case No. SM-2019-006 scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9 a.m. has been cancelled.

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