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Romney and Ryan to host 'Farewell Victory Rally' Friday

Romney and Ryan to host 'Farewell Victory Rally' Friday

Lakeland, Florida-- Well all of the Republican National Convention excitement has taken place in Tampa Bay this week, but Romney and Ryan plan to head to Lakeland Friday for their farewell.

The Republican nominee and his running-mate will attend a Republican National Convention farewell Victory rally at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. 

 

Get to know the candidates before voting

Get to know the candidates before voting

Bartow, Florida -- Get to know some of your local candidates before you cast your ballot this busy political season.

There will be an informative rally of politicians in Bartow.

Citizens will be allowed to meet and greet with the candidates before upcoming elections while at the event on Tuesday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center.

The Civic Center is located at 2250 South Floral Avenue, Bartow.

The Schedule of Events includes:

Tiger Bay Club: August meeting information

Tiger Bay Club: August meeting information

Lakeland, Florida-- Politically savvy in Polk County? Maybe you aren't quite savvy, but you have an interest in public affairs and would like to learn more on the subjects?

If that's the case, the Tiger Bay Club of Polk County may interest you!

Their next meeting is scheduled for August 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Peace River Country Club, 150 S. Idlewood Ave. in Bartow. 

Elite Volleyball Camp for girls

Elite Volleyball Camp for girls

Winter Haven, Florida--  Polk State College Volleyball will host an Elite Volleyball Camp for girls in grades 8-12 from July 26-28 at the Winter Haven Health Center.

Organizers say athletes will receive instruction, competition and an opportunity to view what Polk State has to offer to prospective students.

For more information on the Elite Volleyball Camp, contact Interim Volleyball Coach German De Valle at 407-242-3498 or gdelvalle@polk.edu.

Tiger Bay Club changes guest speaker for upcoming meeting

Tiger Bay Club changes guest speaker for upcoming meeting

Polk County, Florida-- The Polk County chapter of the Tiger Bay Club  regretfully announced that Gerard Robinson will no longer speak at their monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m.

In Robinson's place, County Commissioner Ed Smith and challenger Tracy Garcia will speak in his place. Their race will be decided at the August 14 primary.

Bartow has a new Mayor!

Bartow has a new Mayor!

Bartow, FL -- He was Vice Mayor. Now you can just call him Mayor.

Leo Longworth has been elected to a one year term as Bartow's new city leader.

Longworth, according to his official city biography, was first elected in November 1995, and took office January 1996.

His current term as Seat No. 5 Commissioner is set to expire May 2014. 

When not performing his Mayoral duties, Mayor Longworth is the owner of a State Farm Insurance agency.

If you want to reach out to the new Mayor - here's his email address!

19th time not the charm for Bartow Council candidate

19th time not the charm for Bartow Council candidate

Bartow, Florida -- Bartow native Gerald Cochran was hoping his 19th shot at a spot on Bartow's city council would be the one.

It wasn't.

On Tuesday, Cochran lost to incumbent James Clements, who garnered almost 74% of the vote. Cochran got about a thrid of that.

When he isn't sitting in front of the Bartow home he was born and raised in 73 years ago, Gerald Cochran is often in front of the Bartow City Council. Often a thorn in their side.