Polking Around

by Kemp Brinson

My Opinion: Townsend and Fields Did Not Violate Sunshine Law

The Ledger is reporting a story under the headline: “Public records expert: School Board members violated Sunshine Law“. If you…

2016 Polk County General Election Voter Guide

Hey, Polk County! Looking for a single source for information about everyone on your ballot? Look no further. Here you will…

Winter Haven’s Crossroads

(Note 9/20/16: This post disappeared for a couple of days because I changed web hosts. The site was migrated to the…

Rethinking the Barber/Bassett Judicial Race

Last week, I wrote about the non-partisan races on the ballot August 30. One race in particular generated a lot of…

One Citizen’s Votes in the August 30 Primary

Election season is here. This is a run-down of the candidates and causes in the August 30 primary election with my…

Polk County, Where Ponds Mean More Than People

TAKE ACTION: Email the Polk County Commissioners The Polk County Commission has posted the agenda for its meeting on June 21, 2016. A few…

Tell Polk County to Support Pride Week

Email the Polk County Commissioners A few weeks ago, the Polk County Commission refused to even consider a proposed resolution…

Why is Kathryn LeRoy getting $230,000 to go away? She isn’t.

Kathryn LeRoy, the superintendent of Polk County Schools, is reported to be getting a severance package worth about $230,000 upon her…

On Running for Office, and What’s Next?

Permit me a bit of narcissism. This post is all about me. As many of you know, I ran for…

Lawsuit Alleges Rat Infestation at FSC Cafeteria

A former employee of the food service contractor at Florida Southern College, Guest Services Hospitality, Inc., has alleged in a…

© 2016 Polking Around. Theme by Anders Norén.