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Household hazardous waste drop off in October

Household hazardous waste drop off in October

Polk County, FL– Polk County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic equipment for FREE during a collection event this month.

The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 13 in the Mill Avenue parking lot, west of the Neil Combee Administration Building (behind Sonny’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant).

Thanksgiving Food Drive to begin soon

Thanksgiving Food Drive to begin soon

Polk County, Florida-- The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is gearing up for their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

The annual drive has donated more than 51 tons of food to families in need over the past 19 years, or at least that is the best estimate provided by this year's food drive coordinator, Mike Bingham of Polk County Social Services.

Food drive collection boxes will be placed in the Social Services department around the end of October, and will remain there until pick up on November 15.

Wilma Daniel

Partial road collapse on Kathleen Rd.

Partial road collapse on Kathleen Rd.

Lakeland, Florida-- Polk County Transportation Division announced that because of a partial road collapse, part of Kathleen Road, north of Gib-Galloway Road, is currently closed. 


Polk County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area to assist by directing traffic.


According to Jay Jarvis, Transportation Division Director, the road will remain closed for the remainder of today (Monday, September 24) and possibly tomorrow.


Motorists should avoid this area by seeking alternate routes until the road is reopened.

Seminar to answer medicare questions

Seminar to answer medicare questions

Bartow, Florida -- Folks in Polk County have the opportunity to take advantage of two medicare seminars taking place on Tuesday and Saturday of this week.

With so many changes in healthcare these days, there are bound to be plenty of questions.

Organizers warn that space is limited.

The seminars take place Tuesday, September 25 and Saturday, September 29 at 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Florida Blue Retail Center.

The address is 385 Cypress Gardens Blvd in Winter Haven.

ALDI hiring in Lakeland

ALDI hiring in Lakeland

Lakeland, Florida - ALDI invites job seekers to apply for full time and part time cashiers and shift manager positions.

ALDI is hosting a hiring event September 29 from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the ALDI located at 4745 US Highway 98 Lakeland, FL 33809 

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UPDATE: Woman hospitalized in freezer bombs incident

UPDATE: Woman hospitalized in freezer bombs incident

Lakeland, Florida -- Lakeland Police say the woman who was hospitalized after bombs stored in her freezer exploded has been released from the hospital.

Barbara Cunningham, 78, suffered life threatening injuries after explosives in her freezer went off in her mobile home in the 1700 block of Fox Hill Drive on Aug. 28.

Authorities say the case has been handed over to the Florida State Fire Marshall's Office and no arrests have been made at this time.

U.S. Postal Service: Customers have driven through 8 offices this year

U.S. Postal Service: Customers have driven through 8 offices this year

Tampa, Florida-- The U.S. Postal Service sent out a release this afternoon urging customers to, "Drive carefully at post offices" after tallying up a total of eight customers who have driven through Suncoast District Post Offices this year.