Lakeland pulls ahead in tournament

January 3, 2018 by  

Part of the 2017 boys’ basketball Nature Coast Christmas Tournament was on December 28 where the Lakeland Dreadnaughts defeated the Jacksonville Fletcher Senators.

The final score was [Read more]

Christmas Parade on its way

December 5, 2017 by  

The 37th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade will be happening later this week.

The Greater Lakeland Junior League will [Read more]

Lakeland college to introduce eSports

November 23, 2017 by  

Florida Southern College in Lakeland will become part of the eSports scene in January.

Instead of playing a [Read more]

Fire maintains strong record over Royals

October 18, 2017 by  

The football team at Southeastern University in Lakeland defeated its rival Warner on October 7 at Victory Field.

This is the fourth time the Fire have defeated the Royals with a win in triple-overtime last year. Quarterback Jonathan Pearce and his teammates were looking forward to the match and came out victorious and undefeated against Warner with a final score of 55-14.

Pearce completed just over half of the game’s passes, beating his career record in doing so. Jarrell Reynolds had 62 running yards, giving him his 4,000-yard career mark along with three touchdowns. He, Pearce, and Kamario Bell drove home the win with their field control despite not having their regular receiver, Quev Gonzales, available.

Over 2,000 fans came out to see the game, which started more than an hour and a half late because there was lightning in the sky. However, they were able to witness the Fire take a 31-point lead by halftime having gained 24 points in less than 15 minutes.

According to Pearce, seniors are especially happy about the win as it was the last year they could play against the Royals before graduating.

To show school pride, universities sometimes place banners outside their gym or athletics department detailing their wins, or to be held aloft at the next game as the team takes to the field.

Senior affordable housing to be part of city’s future

September 26, 2017 by  

Lakeland will soon have more affordable housing available for senior citizens to alleviate the need for residential assistance among that age group.

The Housing Authority for [Read more]

Donations give helping hand to Lakeland

August 17, 2017 by  

Lakeland’s public works have benefited from several recent donations.

An 18-acre plot of land has [Read more]

Driving restaurant presence to park up in Lakeland

July 5, 2017 by  

Lakeland will be the location of a new Ford’s Garage restaurant.

The diner specializes in [Read more]

Lakeland auditor will remain same

June 14, 2017 by  

The city of Lakeland will continue to use national auditing firm Crowe Horwath for at least five more years. [Read more]

Seniors honored for good deeds

May 14, 2017 by  

On May 8, the 41st Silver Garland Awards were held in Branscomb Memorial Auditorium at Florida Southern College.

Seniors from high schools all [Read more]

Lakeland recognized as ‘age-friendly’

April 9, 2017 by  

Lakeland is one of 15 cities in the state that have been named as ‘Age-Friendly Communities’ by AARP.

The city and many [Read more]

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