Polking Around

by Kemp Brinson

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…

Former LPD Officer Sues City

Former Lakeland Police officer Rusty Longaberger has sued the City of Lakeland to get a new arbitration hearing. He was…

Stupid Vegan Questions

I’m a vegan. I am pretty low-key about it. It’s simply a personal choice that works well for me. Is…

Welcome to Ku Klux Klan Park

Polk County’s new Parks Sponsorship program could have some unintended consequences and generate costly legal battles. The Polk County Commission…

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