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Forever Blue Winter Haven Program

Forever Blue Winter Haven Program

Winter Haven, Florida--  The City of Winter Haven will kick off its new Sustainable Water Resource Management Plan in an effort to promote exceptional stewards of water resources. Organizers say their hope is for residents to "develop a new water ethic that will last for generations."

The program, called the Forever Blue Winter Haven program, is set to begin September 19 when Cynthia Barnett brings her book, Blue Revolution, to the Winter Haven Public Library.

Kathleen High School FFA Chapter receives national three-star rating

Kathleen High School FFA Chapter receives national three-star rating

Lakeland, Florida-- Kathleen High’s FFA Chapter is one of four Florida high schools to be given a three-star rating by the National FFA Organization. Tenoroc High’s FFA Chapter received a two-star rating from the organization.

Each year, the National FFA Organization allows schools that receive a gold rating by their state FFA associations to compete for National FFA’s 3-star, 2-star or 1-star ratings.  Each chapter that wins receives a plaque and a spur designating their rankings.

Local law enforcement accepts "Jaylen's Challenge"

Local law enforcement accepts "Jaylen's Challenge"

Polk County, Florida-- Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Jaylen Arnold, a Polk county 12-year-old, teams up with local law enforcement to take on bullying.

Jaylen knows first-hand the sting of bullying. Suffering the effects of Tourette Syndrome and Autism, Jaylen has dealt with bullying and decided to turn it into a positive back in 2009. She set out on a mission to educate potential bullies of the hurt they cause others by starting "Jaylens Challenge."

Fantasy of Flight's "Letters Home: Love, Courage & Survival"

Fantasy of Flight's "Letters Home: Love, Courage & Survival"

Lakeland, Florida-- Imagine a family member going out of town and not having the opportunity to text message, FaceTime, e-mail or even talk on the phone with them. 

Technology has come so far, and Fantasy of Flight will reflect on just how far in the sixth and final installment of the 2012 Legends & Legacies Symposium Series, "Letters Home: Love, Courage & Survival"  on October 12 and 13. 

The attraction highlights World War II, and the letters sent back and forth between soldiers and loved ones of that era.

Sheriff Judd Warns Residents about new Sweepstakes Scam

Sheriff Judd Warns Residents about new Sweepstakes Scam

Polk County, Florida-- Sheriff Grady Judd warns residents to be aware of a new scam reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

The scam fraudulently uses the "Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes" name to victimize the elderly, deputies say.

Here's how the scam works: