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Polk County Schools 2019 Graduation Schedule, Changes  Lakeland, FL Patch

Polk County Schools Graduation Schedule, Changes - Lakeland, FL - Polk County Public Schools are planning some changes for 2019 graduations Meanwhile, ...



Bartow High School football player remains hospitalized after brawl between rival teams during game  ABC Action News

A student-athlete had to be airlifted to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries when a fight broke out between rival teams during a JV football game.



Bartow High School (Fla.) JV player airlifted to hospital after brawl  USA TODAY High School Sports

At least 60 Bartow and Lakeland (Fl.) high school players began to brawl during a junior varsity football game over the weekend.



Old memories make way for new construction at Bartow High School  The Ledger

Reunioners share memories of Bartow High School as campus transforms: “It's tearful. ... I've spent a lot of years at this school. It's kind of a tearjerker seeing it all ...



$17.5M renovation project at Bartow High School underway  Bay News 9

Bartow High School is undergoing a $17.5 million renovation and construction on the new science and technology building is well underway.



Bartow High's Construction Academy inspires replication in 4 more Polk schools  The Ledger

What you see here is a success story of what (construction) academies can look like. It's encouraging that we can come together … to help our students.”



Prep football 2018: Bartow has a talented but young group  The Ledger

With perennial powers Lakeland, Kathleen and Winter Haven, it will be tough to get district wins.



Player injured in Bartow-Lakeland JV football game fight  The Ledger

BARTOW — Bartow police were called to Bartow High School on Thursday regarding a JV football fight involving students from Bartow and Lakeland high ...



Bartow football player claims 'no concern' from coaches after hospitalization  WFLA

BARTOW, Fla. (WFLA) - A Bartow High junior varsity player says his coaches have taken zero interest in his recovery after a brawl on the field left him seriously ...



Bartow, Lakeland advance to 8A-7 volleyball final - Sports  The Ledger

BARTOW — As the top two seeds, Lakeland and Bartow both held serve in the Class 8A District 7 Volleyball semifinals played at The Hive on the campus of ...



Bartow to retire Jason Butler's No. 64 jersey - Sports  The Ledger

Jason Butler's No. 64 will become the first in a string of jerseys to be retired by Bartow before kickoff against Kissimmee Tohopekaliga on Friday.



County Breaks Ground On $17.5 Million Project At Bartow High School  The Daily Ridge

Polk County School Board Press Release. Polk County Public Schools officials on Tuesday broke ground for a major renovation to Bartow High School.



Unbeaten Lakeland blisters Bartow, 57-0 - Sports  The Ledger

Lakeland (6-0) was led by junior running back DeMarkcus Bowman, who inched closer to the 1000-yard mark.



Push to renew school surtax heats up in Polk  The Ledger

BARTOW — The portables are in place — all 30 of them — and ready to house Bartow High School students when they hit campus Aug. 13 to begin the ...



Photos: The 76th annual Crickette Club Parade and Carnival in Bartow  The Ledger

[1/12] Scott Wheeler | The Ledger. Adelyn Hillman,5, waits patiently for some candy during the 76th Annual Crickette Club Parade and Carnival in Bartow, FL on ...



Photos: Bartow HS IB & Summerlin Institute graduation  The Ledger

[1/25] ERNST PETERS | THE LEDGER. Barbie Engle , second right receives a diploma for her son Austin Welch from Bartow High School principal Emilean ...



2 teens arrested for causing $2,000 worth of damage at Bartow High School  WFLA

BARTOW, Fla. (WFLA) -- Two 15-year-olds are facing charges after police say they spray painted graffiti at Bartow Senior High School over the weekend.



Friday 10News School of the Week: Bartow High School  WTSP.com

It's Friday, so you know it's that time of the week where we will be recognize a different school in Tampa Bay as 10News' School of the Week. This isn't just a pep ...



Bartow cheer looks for 6th state championship, eight county teams to compete  The Ledger

BARTOW — When Bartow cheerleading takes the floor, even their opposition begins cheering for them. They're just that good.The two-time UCA national ...



Bartow JV football player injured in fight at game released from hospital  The Ledger

Bartow junior varsity football player Devin Miles, 16, was released late Monday afternoon, his mother said, after spending more than four days in the hospital ...



Police: No gun found at Bartow High School  WFLA

Bartow High School is on lockdown after the school received an unconfirmed report that a student had a concealed gun.



Polk school district has trouble keeping up with growing population  The Ledger

BARTOW – Polk County's population clock is ticking toward 1 million residents with 350000 people expected to move in over the next 20 to 25 years. How will ...



Polk County School Board to consider Bartow High master plan, new buses  The Ledger

Board members are scheduled to vote whether to spend $17.5 million of half-cent sales tax funds for the first phase of Bartow High's master plan.



Bloodhounds swat Yellow Jackets - Sports  The Ledger

BARTOW — It was domination from the first offensive play at Bartow Memorial Stadium on Friday night as Auburndale crushed Bartow 54-0.Auburndale running ...



Photos: Polk County football game previews for Week 6  The Ledger

Kathleen (2-2) at Winter Haven (4-1) Where: Denison Stadium, Sixth Street, Winter Haven When: 7:30 p.m.. Outlook: Kathleen QB William McDonald threw for ...



Frank Rouse, Bartow's Mr. Fourth of July, dies at 78  The Ledger

BARTOW – Funeral services will be held Saturday for Frank James Rouse, who emigrated from his native Sicily when he was barely 10 and went on to lead ...



Inside Bartow High, One of America's Best High Schools  Daily Beast

In central Florida, a tiny school with an ambitious curriculum has transformed its students' lives—and landed at No. 2 on our ranking of America's best high ...



Hunt, Campbell stir Bartow's defensive soup - Sports  The Ledger

The Yellow Jackets began spring camp with 54 players and now is down to 30-plus.



Photos: Polk County high school football previews for Week 11  The Ledger

The Ledger's staff writers Roy Fuoco and Bill Kemp breakdown the games for Week 11 of the 2018 season on Friday night. All games 7:30 p.m. unless noted.



Cutting into street cred: Bartow's Rivas brothers excel in barbering, fashion merchandising  The Ledger

HIGHLAND CITY — It all started on the front porch of a Bartow home. What was once two young brothers using friends and relatives as live mannequins and ...



Bartow business owners see opportunity after layoffs - News  The Ledger

At a time when a slumping economy was leaving many businesses shuttered, Joe Bustos and Chase Stevens saw nothing but opportunity.“We didn't have ...



Bartow HS cheerleaders win national championship  WFLA

Bartow High School's cheerleading squad has some serious bragging rights, the team was recently crowned national champions.



Polk students receive National Merit Scholarships - News  The Ledger

BARTOW — Nine Polk County students have been honored with National Merit Scholarship awards, all but one in the college-sponsored category.A final round ...



Bartow's Tony Bradley is drafted 28th in NBA Draft  The Ledger

Tony Bradley, the former Bartow and North Carolina forward, was drafted by the Lakers and traded to the Jazz on Thursday.



Inside Preps: Stinger Shootout features another strong field  The Ledger

It includes six teams that are ranked in the top 10 in their classifications.



Incumbents face challengers in two Bartow City Commission races  The Ledger

BARTOW – For the 25th time, Bartow voters will find Gerald J. Cochran's name on the ballot when they vote Tuesday.He's tried 24 times to win a seat on the ...



Your good news in Polk - News  The Ledger

Rogue Stage at Fringe FestivalRogue Stage, a Lakeland-based professional theater company, will represent Polk County in the 2018 Orlando International ...



Bartow High School receives $30000 grant to buy marching band uniforms  The Ledger

BARTOW — When Bartow High School Band Director Jon Eckman found out his students were receiving a $30000 grant to buy new uniforms, he almost fell out ...



Jake McCrae steps down as Bartow football head coach  The Ledger

BARTOW — Jake McCrae has stepped down as Bartow High School's head football coach after two seasons.McCrae, who took the position in February 2015, ...



Auburndale Police Chief Chris Nelson is new executive director at State Attorney's Office  The Ledger

State Attorney Brian Haas said Chris Nelson's background in law enforcement and the leadership skills he's demonstrated throughout his career have prepared ...



Photos: Your photos: Polk County graduates  The Ledger

[1/77] Photo provided / Debbie Kelly. Savannah Kelly with her mom, Debbie Kelly, at George Jenkins' graduation ceremony. Buy Photo. [2/77] Provided to The ...



McKeel leader admits to mistake when Lakeland school held fire drill at time of national walkout  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Leaders of McKeel Academy of Technology acknowledge they made mistakes in handling students' plans to take part in Wednesday's ...



Polk School Board race draws school dean as 5th candidate  The Ledger

BARTOW — The field of candidates vying to represent District 3 on the Polk County School Board keeps getting bigger.Justin Martin, 35, a school dean and ...



All-County Girls Soccer: LCS goalkeeper Taylor O'Byrne was 'a tremendous leader'  The Ledger

Check back daily as we count down the rest of our All-County teams, or see Sunday's paper for all of them. Player of the Year. Taylor O'Byrne. Lakeland ...



Simple question: Why? Ken Riley's case for the Hall of Fame  The Ledger

As Lakeland's Ray Lewis becomes Polk County's first Pro Football Hall of Famer, how is the Bartow native still not in?



Crystal Lake Elementary to be a community partnership school  Bay News 9

LAKELAND, Fla. -- When schools open in Polk County next week, a Lakeland school will become the first of its kind in the county. Crystal Lake Elementary will ...



All-County girls lacrosse 2018: All Saints' Wegman is an all-around player  The Ledger

PLAYER OF THE YEARGIANNA WEGMANAll Saints, JuniorMidfielder44 Goals, 10 Assists, 45 ground balls.Wegman has been playing lacrosse at All Saints ...



Marine Corps recruiter accused of having sex with underage Bartow student, police say  WFLA

A United States Marine Corps recruiter is in big trouble after police say he had sex with an underage student he was trying to recruit.



Bartow grad Odell Haggins named Florida State interim head coach  The Ledger

Odell Haggins, a 1985 Bartow High School graduate and Ledger All-County First Team linebacker, played at Florida State and has been an assistant at his alma ...



Polk County Schools inducts four into Hall of Fame  Bay News 9

Polk County Public Schools is inducting four people into the district's Hall of Fame this year.



Polk students promise to be drug-free during 27th annual parade, rally in Bartow  The Ledger

The annual Just Say No parade, led by Bartow's Police and Fire departments and the Bartow High School band, wound through downtown and south to the high ...



Wife of Florida House 56 write-in candidate David Joseph Patzer says Polk Republican Jeff Mann tricked husband into signing papers to run  The Ledger

The wife of a former write-in candidate for a state House seat said her husband was duped by Polk Republican Jeff Mann into signing papers to run in the District ...



Longtime Bartow City Commissioner Leo Longworth wins George W. Harris Leadership Award  The Ledger

BARTOW — Leo Longworth, a longtime Bartow insurance agent and a city commissioner for more than two decades, was named the 2018 recipient of the ...



Hazardous waste drop-off times change at Polk landfill  The Ledger

Starting Monday, hours at the landfill for dropping off household hazardous waste will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.



Bartow cheer takes title at Polk County Invitational  News Chief

LAKELAND — Bartow High School was named the Polk County Invitational Grand Champions Saturday afternoon at Lakeland High School, but varsity head ...



The Ledger's 2017 All-County Boys Lacrosse - Sports  The Ledger

Player of the Year Fisher Williams All Saints, Sophomore Midfielder Why We Picked Him: Williams put the team on his back when the Saints lost Stuart Skipper ...



Polk County School District recognizes top volunteers - News  The Ledger

Six volunteers were honored with recognition and awards Thursday at the 2017 Polk County Public Schools Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Awards Program.



Photos: Photos: Polk County Sports Awards Ceremony  The Ledger

Circle of Champions Awards and Polk County Sports Awards Ceremony at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida June 12, 2018. Buy Photo.



State Science and Engineering Fair — Polk winners - News  The Ledger

The 62nd State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida was held March 28-30 at The Lakeland Center. Following is a list of Polk County winners.Division Grand ...



Monday Profile: Summer job turns into a career for new State Attorney Brian Haas  The Ledger

Brian Haas is the new state attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit, including Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties, after running unopposed for the job.



Monday Profile: 'Bartow Bill' goes from pilot to farmer  The Ledger

Bill Braswell is the only farmer on a national agriculture committee and often gives advice to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Frohman, President Obama's ...



Updated boys basketball tournament pairings  Orlando Sentinel

High school boys basketball tournament listings for Orlando area teams.



Fueled by Trump, Ron DeSantis easily beats Adam Putnam in GOP race for Florida governor  Tampa Bay Times

ORLANDO — More than 1.5 million Republicans turned out for Tuesday's Florida primary, but just one person clinched the GOP gubernatorial nomination for ...



Tremendous 10: Lake Wales' Richardson an unstoppable force against Lake Gibson  The Ledger

Here are last week's top performers from Monday through Saturday (Sept. 10-15):1 Lake Wales junior running back Johnny Richardson (football) provided the ...



Florida Governor Republican Primary: Q&A with Adam Putnam  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Candidates for the 2018 Florida Primary Election were sent questionnaires and bio requests by GateHouse Media.Name, including middle initial: Adam H.



Double-eagle propels Bartow's Perez to second straight county title  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Defending champion Loren Perez was 145 yards on the par-5 No. 6 hole on the A-course at Cleveland Heights and reached for her favorite club, ...



MEET THE COACH: Jason Butler changing the defense  Times-Enterprise

EDITOR'S NOTE: This the third in a series of daily stories about Thomas County Central's six new assistant football coaches.



ZOMBIES Debut Themed Cheer Routine at Disney World  LaughingPlace.com

by Laughing Place Disney Newsdesk | Jan 26, 2018. Tags: DCOM, Disney Channel, Disney TV, Zombies. Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly (ABC's American ...



Florida honor student arrested, expelled for science project  WBTV

A high school student with clean conduct record was arrested on felony charges and expelled from school after conducting what she called "a science fair ...



Freshwater fishing around Polk County - Sports  The Ledger

1 Around Lakeland at Tenoroc this past week, bass anglers had the best success on lakes 5, B and Picnic. Most of the bass reported were in the 10-14 inch ...



Parent on Parkland panel: 'I want people held responsible'  News 13 Orlando

PARKLAND, Fla. — A statewide panel created in response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is now investigating what could ...



Bartow police searching for 2 suspects in fatal shooting  The Ledger

Bartow police are searching for two assailants Monday who forced their way into 24-year-old Devon Washington's Bartow duplex late Saturday and fatally shot ...



Is a four-peat state championship possible for Bartow cheerleading?  The Ledger

BARTOW –Will there be a four-peat?Bartow's competitive cheerleading squad, defending national champion and three-time defending state champion, lost 14 ...



Michigan State coach visits Bartow before National Signing Day  The Ledger

BARTOW — Visitor parking spots are hard to come by this week.With national signing day just eight days away, Bartow senior defensive end L.J. Cummings ...



5 Questions With: Polk emergency management director Paul Womble warns residents to be prepared  The Ledger

It could be a bad sign if you see Paul Womble this summer. The county's new director of emergency management will be in the spotlight if Polk falls in any cone ...



PHOTOS: Brevard, Flagler, Seminole head back to school  News 13 Orlando

CENTRAL FLORIDA — Tens of thousands of students in Brevard, Flagler and Seminole counties on Friday were the first to return to school this year, with safety ...



Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz pledges support for social justice group's homeless-family initiative  The Ledger

LAKELAND – Fourteen hundred church congregants cheered when Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz said he would meet their demands to develop housing for ...



Polk Schools honors more than 800 Superintendent's Scholars - News  The Ledger

The Polk School District honored more than 800 of its top graduating seniors as 2017 Superintendent's Scholars during a ceremony Thursday night at The ...



Celebrating 50 years: Dr. Thomas McMicken has been taking care of patients in Bartow since 1967  The Ledger

BARTOW — Dr. Thomas McMicken will celebrate a milestone July 1, and he won't be alone. Standing with him, near and far, will be the hundreds of people who ...



Vindicated Florida teen goes to the White House  Sun Sentinel

A Florida honors student whose harmless-but-explosive science project led to a felony arrest two years ago celebrated her ultimate vindication at the White ...



Newspaper with a Heart helps former police officer who is fighting cancer  The Ledger

Michael Quinn, 42, has endured numerous ups and downs, including forced retirement from the Bartow Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer ...



Sheriff: Bus driver drove students to house and staged fight between students in front yard  ABC Action News

A Polk County bus driver is accused of driving a bus load of middle and high school aged children to her house and staged a fight between two students in her ...



Pincket, Moore run for Group 11 judge seat - News  The Ledger

Stephen Paul Pincket and Dana Y. Moore are vying for a seat on the bench of the 10th Judicial Circuit, Group 11. The 10th Circuit court handles cases from ...



Monday Profile: Bartow Basketball Coach is Moving Kids in The Right Direction  The Ledger

For the past 13 years, LeDarion Jones has been Bartow's junior varsity coach. But before the players reach high school, they likely play in his middle school and ...



Parents advocate for better training for school bus workers after daughter's death  Bay News 9

The parents of a Polk County special needs student have become activists after her death.



Polk orders mandatory evacuation for some areas - News  The Ledger

Polk County public shelters are now open and now is the time residents need to decide whether to move into a shelter or stay where they are, the county's ...



Former NFL standout Gandy holds annual camp for 20th year  The Ledger

HAINES CITY — It's been nearly three decades since Wayne Gandy starred on the field that now bears his name, but the long-time NFL offensive lineman hasn't ...



6 local students named National Merit Scholar winners - News  The Ledger

Six students from Polk County have been named winners in the latest round of National Merit Scholar awards. The awards, announced Wednesday, provide ...



What Parkland students will find across Florida on Road to Change  Sun Sentinel

Residents energized by March for Our Lives and school walkouts anticipate the arrival of the Road to Change bus tour that will bring Parkland students to their ...



The Ledger's 2017 All-County Girls Lacrosse - Sports  The Ledger

Player of the YearJaeme NoriegaBartow, SeniorMidfielderWhy We Picked Her: Noriega is fast and strong on the offensive and defensive end. She has the ability ...



Smith: Adam Putnam knows Florida, but that might not be enough today to become governor  Tampabay.com

Here is a little secret among reporters who regularly interact with Gov. Rick Scott: Reporters know it rarely matters if they happen to miss one of the governor's ...



Lakeland's Silver Moon Drive-In celebrating 70th anniversary  The Ledger

The Silver Moon staff will be holding its 70th anniversary celebration at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the theater.



Adam Putnam kicks off campaign for governor in hometown  Sun Sentinel

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Wednesday used a combination of small-town nostalgia, conservative politics and a deep knowledge of his home ...



Kathleen High School honors Clinton Wright's memory - News  The Ledger

Those who knew the late Clinton Wright say he saw value in everyone. "He loved the kids he touched each and every day," said Kay Fields, a member of the ...



Bartow set to honor 1975 state title team  The Ledger

One of Bartow's best basketball teams is getting back together. The 1975 team that won the Class 3A state championship will be celebrated on Jan. 2, 2015 at ...



Bethune-Cookman University acting president has Polk County ties  The Ledger

Bartow native Hubert Grimes is a retired Circuit Court judge who has taken the helm of the university mired in controversy.



Florida Teen Girl Charged With Felony After Science Experiment Goes Bad  Miami New Times

Kiera Wilmot got good grades and had a perfect behavior record. She wasn't the kind of kid you'd expect to find hauled away in handcuffs and expelled from ...



Upcoming fishing tournaments around Polk County - Sports  The Ledger

RON'S TACKLE BOX will hold its weekly bass tournament today from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Lake Juliana. Registration fee is $30.00 per boat for a one- or two-man ...



Best of Preps  The Ledger

Player of the Year T.J. Harvin Bartow Senior, 6-0 Guard Why We Picked Him Despite the graduation of Tony Bradley, last year's Mr. Basketball, Bartow matched ...



New Beginnings High graduates its largest class - News  The Ledger

The opportunity is there because people care. That's what graduates of New Beginnings High School said about their school.



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