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Polk Co. Schools Focus on Mentoring at Lake Gibson Middle  Bay News 9

The hope among school administrators is that by focusing on mentoring they can reduce the number of student suspensions in the district each year.



Editorial: Gigs and garlands - Opinion  The Ledger

Today is April 15, tax day. You may hear on the radio today the immortal words of The Beatles' 1966 hit "Taxman," which conveyed what today was all about: ...



Kathleen drama teacher Christina Dobbs Lee charged with leaving scene of Lakeland crash that injured other driver  The Ledger

A Kathleen High School drama teacher has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash Thursday after Polk County sheriff's deputies said she ran a red light ...



Lakeland pounds Kathleen for district title - Sports  The Ledger

The 50-point margin of victory was the second-largest of all time in the series, trailing just the 1986 game that Lakeland won 62-7.



Rap artist Plies inspired Kathleen High School's Brendan Gant to choose Florida State  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Deep-down inside Brendan Gant knew where he wanted to play football, it just took a rap on the heart to bring it out. The Kathleen 6-foot-2, ...



Photos: Ray Lewis Hall of Fame Weekend in Lakeland  The Ledger

Wearing his gold jacket from his recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ray Lewis spoke to the crowd at Kathleen High School as part of Ray Lewis ...



Photos: Kathleen High School graduation ceremony in Lakeland  The Ledger

[1/10] Scott Wheeler | The Ledger. Students wave to family and friends during the processional at commencement for Kathleen High School at the RP Funding ...



Jury awards $125K to ex-Kathleen football player Devarus Robinson for disfigurement he said caused by coach Irving Strickland's abuse  The Ledger

One of the claims made in the civil trial by Devarus Robinson was that his former Kathleen High head football coach, Irving Strickland, twisted his nipple so hard ...



Former Kathleen football coach Irving Strickland testifies he abused player  The Ledger

Irving Strickland acknowledged in court testimony that he'd twisted a player's nipple in September 2011. BARTOW — A former Kathleen High School football ...



Ex-Kathleen football player Devarus Robinson says abuse by coach Irving Strickland disfigured him  The Ledger

Devarus Robinson, who's suing the Polk County School Board on allegations stemming from the physical abuse, said head football coach Irving Strickland ...



Kathleen football coach Irving Strickland out after failing to obtain temporary teaching certificate  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Irving Strickland is out as head football coach at Kathleen because of his teaching certificate status, according to news release by Polk County ...



Sidewalks coming to areas near 3 schools in Lakeland  The Ledger

Need for safer walking areas accelerated with national report in January that has Lakeland-Winter Haven ranked as the fifth-most deadly metropolitan area for ...



Polk County Schools 2019 Graduation Schedule, Changes  Lakeland, FL Patch

Polk County Schools Graduation Schedule, Changes - Lakeland, FL - Polk County Public Schools are planning some changes for 2019 graduations Meanwhile, ...



2 high school students arrested for attempted break-in of Lakeland gun store  WFLA

Two high school students were arrested by Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives in connection with an attempted gun store burglary that occurred on Monday.



Photos: UPDATED - Polk County high school football schedules/results  The Ledger

[1/23] PIERRE DUCHARME | THE LEDGER. Winter Haven running back Narcreon Lions tries to avoid the tackle of Ridge Community defender John Williams ...



Kathleen stifles Ridge for first win - Sports  The Ledger

DAVENPORT – Defense and special teams were the story for Kathleen on Friday night as the Red Devils stifled Ridge Community High School for their first win ...



Kathleen High softball coach arrested, charged with theft  The Ledger

LAKELAND — The head softball coach at Kathleen High School was arrested Monday on charges involving the theft of $700, the Polk County Sheriff's Office ...



Kathleen High School honors Clinton Wright's memory - News  The Ledger

Those who knew the late Clinton Wright say he saw value in everyone. "He loved the kids he touched each and every day," said Kay Fields, a member of the ...



Lakeland native Jones wants to make city a little bit better  The Ledger

LAKELAND — After coming up short in his bid for mayor, Patrick Shawn Jones again has political aspirations to serve the city he loves and the only one he's ...



4 Polk cheer squads win Region 3 titles, 8 advance to state finals  The Ledger

PLANT CITY — A late night turned into a great night for several Polk County cheerleading teams. Eight county squads qualified for the FHSAA state finals, and ...



Meet the youth fair grand champions - News  The Ledger

Kaydee Clark, Lily Harwell take home top honors from the 72nd annual Polk County Youth Fair in Bartow.



Ray Lewis: from Lakeland to Canton  Bay News 9

Ray Lewis' football journey began in Lakeland and has taken him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.



Seven Polk County teams qualify for state football playoffs  The Ledger

The final number is seven for Polk County after the FHSAA released the brackets for the state football playoffs: 7A - Lakeland, Kathleen; 6A - Lake Wales; ...



Gant receives Under Armour jersey for All-America game  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Brendan Gant can check off the All-America box. The Kathleen senior safety and Florida State commit received his jersey at a ceremony in the ...



Polk student charged for school shooting threat on Instagram  News Chief

LAKELAND — Deputies arrested a 16-year-old Kathleen High School student after they say he implied on social media there would be a shooting on the ...



Photos: Polk Schools' Senior Exhibit at Polk Museum of Art  The Ledger

[1/6] ERNST PETERS|THE LEDGER. We Serve Whites Only by Lake Region High School senior Karla Vergara in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery at the ...



Competitive Spirit: 8 Polk cheerleading squads head to state finals  The Ledger

Powerhouse Bartow is one of a record eight Polk County programs competing at the FHSAA Competitive Cheerleading State Championships Thursday and ...



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: Complete Week 3 game coverage  The Ledger

Another big week of coverage by The Ledger sports staff — game stories, photo galleries, updated team-by-team results and schedules. Enjoy!



Photos: Polk School District's 11th annual WE3 Expo  The Ledger

[1/12] ERNST PETERS|THE LEDGER. L-R Wyatt Owens , Richerdson Jean and Malachi Gustave , who are in the Westwood Middle School drumbeat program ...



Polk people in service (March 17) - Entertainment & Life  The Ledger

U.S. Air Force Airman Miranda Gallegos graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Gallegos is the ...



Bring the Heat dance competition kicks off with trampoline party  The Ledger

LAKELAND — This weekend, the heat will be generated by the motions and moves of 39 competitive majorette dance teams from across the country competing ...



Gow Fields gets Jenkins Award from Lakeland Chamber  The Ledger

Former Lakeland Mayor and City Commissioner Gow Fields was presented with one the of city's highest honors during the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce ...



​Winter Haven senior wrestler Ethan Endres getting rave reviews from Polk coaches as annual Brian Bain county tournament approaches  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Ethan Endres is a defending county champion and state medalist. But if he wants to repeat as a county title holder, he'll have to beat a state ...



Football preview 2017: Kathleen Red Devils - News  The Ledger

One of the hallmarks of Irving Strickland's teams at Kathleen High School is defense, and that will again be the Red Devils' strength this year. “People holler ...



Florida State lands four-star safety Brendan Gant  247Sports

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State has landed a commitment from four-star safety Brendan Gant. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound safety from Kathleen high school in ...



Photos: Game capsules for opening round of state football playoffs  The Ledger

The “Road to Orlando” begins Friday night as seven Polk County teams begin their journey toward winning a state football championship in 2018 with first-round ...



Lakeland makes statement with win over Apopka - Sports  The Ledger

Khalil Crawford: “It's a big win for us. Apopka is a good football team. We knew coming into the game that it was going to be a battle. We just came out and ...



Photos: Your photos: Polk County graduates  The Ledger

[1/77] Photo provided / Debbie Kelly. Savannah Kelly with her mom, Debbie Kelly, at George Jenkins' graduation ceremony. Buy Photo. [2/77] Provided to The ...



Editorial: Today, the NFL immortalizes one of Lakeland's own: Ray Lewis  The Ledger

Ray Lewis' journey from Lakeland to the pinnacle of his profession was inspired by the example of his mother, Sunseria Smith, a woman of devout faith who ...



Four scores for Bowman in Lakeland rout - Sports  The Ledger

The Lakeland junior ran for his second consecutive four-score game on Friday while rushing for 163 yards on 16 carries during a 42-6 running-clock win at ...



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: The Road to Orlando set to begin  The Ledger

The 11-week playoff dress rehearsal is over. Now the teams that make the grade will focus on the state championship. Go to any region in Florida and you'll ...



Students across Polk take the bull by the horns at 72nd annual Youth Fair  The Ledger

Hundreds of students from FFA and 4-H clubs throughout Polk took part in this year's week-long fair, which continues Friday, the final day of judging in ...



EXCLUSIVE: Polk County mother angry at school's response to bullying video  WFLA

A shocking fight was caught on camera at Kathleen High School in Lakeland. Now the mother of the victim is speaking out, begging the school system to do a ...



Kathleen High Boasts 2 Former Players in Today's Big Game  The Ledger

It's been 20 years since Kathleen High School beat crosstown arch-rival Lakeland in football. It was 1992, and one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history ...



Florida State National Signing Day 2019  WCTV

Florida State is putting the finishing touches on its 2019 signing class as athletes from around the nation sign their National Letters of Intent on National Signing ...



Polk County School Board may vote on plan to use armed guards to secure schools  ABC Action News

The Polk County School Board may vote on a School Safety Guardian Program.



Polk Co. native and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis is coming to Lakeland  WTSP.com

Polk County native and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will return to Lakeland later this month to celebrate his recent induction into the Pro ...



Palmetto finishes strong to beat Lake Gibson - Sports  The Ledger

PALMETTO — In a contest filled with big plays, the Palmetto Tigers scored six of the last seven touchdowns to defeat Lake Gibson, 51-32, in front of 2000 vocal ...



Catala: Music Ranch celebrating 2 decades of music - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — There wasn't much to the venue when Phil Stevens had his friends over for nighttime jam sessions — a few chairs set up in front of a double-wide ...



Former Kathleen star Ray Lewis makes Pro Football Hall of Fame  The Ledger

According to several online reports, former Kathleen High School star Ray Lewis was one of eight former NFL stars to be named to the 2018 Pro Football Hall of ...



Prep football playoffs: Will this be a November to remember?  The Ledger

The 2018 Florida high school football playoffs begin Friday night, and seven teams from Polk County find themselves playing for a chance at a state ...



McKeel Students Outraged Over Schools Actions During Walkout  Lakeland, FL Patch

Lakeland Students Say Participation Was Thwarted - Lakeland, FL - Students at McKeel Academy of Technology in Lakeland were told to remain in class or face ...



Lakeland Magic give locals a looksee - Sports  The Ledger

AUBURNDALE — More than 70 hopeful players participated in the Lakeland Magic Open Tryout at the Auburndale Community Center on Saturday. Under the ...



Florida State's 2019 Football Recruiting Class  Rivals.com

Jarvis Brownlee | DB | 5-11 | 175 | Miami Gardens, Fla. | Miami Carol City Senior High School Lockdown defensive back rated as four-star prospect by Rivals, ...



Polk family mourns death of shooting victim, 23; another's condition improves  The Ledger

WINTER HAVEN — One shooting victim's status has been upgraded, while another family mourns the loss of a son. Nasir Sutton, 23, was fatally shot during a ...



Photos: Photos: Lake Mirror promenade - Lakeland's loveliest landmark  The Ledger

On Tuesday night, the city will launch the fireworks for its annual Red, White & Kaboom Independence Day Celebration and mark the 90th anniversary of one of ...



Only in Polk: Unveiling the secrets of the Frances Langford Promenade loggia at Lake Mirror in Lakeland  The Ledger

What's behind the gates at the Frances Langford Promenade loggia: Blinky's old home? Where lions made meals of criminals? Hidden tunnels for trysts, illicit ...



Choe's Karate Beyond Opens New Location In Lakeland  The Daily Ridge

Choe's Karate Beyond Opens New Location In Lakeland. by James Coulter. Martial art students training at Choe's Karate Beyond are sure to get a kick out of ...



Lake Wales blasts Haines City - Sports  The Ledger

LAKE WALES — Johnny Richardson ran for three touchdowns and Chayil Garnett threw for three more as Lake Wales dominated Haines City on its way to a ...



Polk County school notes - News  The Ledger

Padgett ElementaryPadgett Elementary held its third Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers Symposium on Jan. 24. The symposium began ...



'A natural-born marketer': Lakeland native a young entrepreneur on the rise  The Ledger

Chris Smith's digital-marketing and sales-coaching company was ranked No. 303 on last year's Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest growing private companies in the ...



Friday night rewind: Who will be the first of the four unbeatens to lose?  The Ledger

What do Lakeland, Winter Haven, Victory Christian and George Jenkins have in common? Yes, you guessed it. They are the remaining undefeated football ...



Tremendous 10: Auburndale won the 3rd boys soccer title in school history  The Ledger

Here are the top performers from the week of Feb. 18 through Feb. 23: 1 The Auburndale boys soccer team captured its third state title in school history by ...



Former Kathleen Star Recovering After Crash - News  The Ledger

Former Kathleen High School basketball star B.B. Waldon is recovering in Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center following injuries he sustained late ...



Upcoming golf tournaments around Polk County - Sports  The Ledger

Upcoming golf tournaments run every Wednesday in The Ledger's print editions. Is your tournament here? If not, drop us a line.



1968 Jesuit Championship Team To Be Honored 50 Years Later  Patch.com

Jesuit Begins New School Year With Alumni Support - Seminole Heights, FL - This Friday, Sept. 14, the 1968 Jesuit State Championship team will be recognized ...



Photos: CFAA Change of Command Ceremony for JROTC in Lakeland  The Ledger

Ceremony to note a change in wing commanders overseeing the two groups of JROTC students at C.Florida Aerospace Academy and Kathleen High School.



Ralph Frier has been an educator in Polk for 50 years, no plans of stopping  The Ledger

From the first day he stepped into a classroom as a substitute teacher, Ralph Frier of Lakeland knew where he wanted to spend his life — right there.Now, 50 ...



Winter Haven rallies for win over Lake Brantley  The Ledger

WINTER HAVEN – Eric Williams and Tre'Veon Raggs each threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes helping Winter Haven rally from behind to beat Lake ...



Ex-Kathleen Principal Receives Probation For Soliciting Undercover Detective  The Ledger

BARTOW | Kathleen High School's former principal has been sentenced to six months of probation for soliciting an undercover detective posing as a prostitute to ...



Residents get excited about 37th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade  The Ledger

LAKELAND — For the past seven years, Michael Burns of Lakeland has made sure to get a spot up front when the festive queue rolls around. Along with his wife ...



Three students injured in school bus accident in Lakeland; school bus driver later resigns  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

UPDATE| An unidentified school bus driver has resigned following a Lakeland traffic crash that injured the bus driver and 3 students headed to Kathleen High ...



Jesuit rolls past Ridge Community - Sports  The Ledger

DAVENPORT— Tampa Jesuit rushed for 228 yards as the Tigers easily defeated Ridge Community, 39-0, on Friday night at Bolts Field.Tiger running back Rick ...



Photos: YOUR First day of school in Polk  The Ledger

Caitlyn, Colby, and Carson. 4th, 2nd, and VPK. Lakeland, FL Submitted by Jackie Graves. [2/256]. Bella, Berkley Elementary School, submitted by Reba Collins.



All-County Football -- Defense: Ja'Quaes Stone and Jordan Domineck are players of the year  The Ledger

Jordan Domineck had 103 tackles, including 25 sacks, for George Jenkins and is the large-school player of the year. Ja'Quaes Stone was a ball hawk for Victory ...



Elite 8: 8 Polk County football standouts sign with major Division I schools  The Ledger

Football stars from Lakeland, Kathleen, Bartow and Victory Christian signed with Division I programs on Wednesday.



Lakeland's jewel in the crown turns 90 - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Women in knee-length, sleeveless flapper dresses took the arms of their husbands or best beaus donning suits, ties and hats and crowded ...



Bartow cheer takes title at Polk County Invitational  News Chief

The Bartow cheerleading team was named the Grand Champions of the Polk County Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Lakeland High School. JAMES ...



All-County Boys Basketball: Winter Haven's Keyshawn Bryant nearly unstoppable  The Ledger

Today is the finale of our seven-day online countdown of winter All-County selections.



State Science and Engineering Fair — Polk winners - News  The Ledger

The 62nd State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida was held March 28-30 at The Lakeland Center. Following is a list of Polk County winners.Division Grand ...



It's a fair to remember for Lakeland teen  The Ledger

BARTOW — Last year's youth fair didn't go so well for Kimberly Harwell, whose steer suddenly fell ill and died just a month before show time. The 14-year-old ...



Former Lakeland Teacher Pleads Guilty to 37 Child Sex Charges With 3 Students  The Ledger

A former Lakeland teacher pleaded guilty Thursday in Circuit Court to 37 child sex charges with three teenage students. BARTOW | A former Lakeland teacher ...



Ella's Journey highlights local upcoming golf tournaments this week  The Ledger

Upcoming golf tournaments run every Wednesday in The Ledger's print editions. Is your tournament here? If not, drop us a line.



Polk County Sports Hall of Fame inducts 5 - Sports  The Ledger

LAKELAND — It was an inspiring night at the RP Funding Center on Tuesday as the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members into its class of ...



Former McKeel administrator faces 7 felony counts for embezzlement  News Chief

Ginger Collins, a former McKeel Schools administrator has confessed to stealing more than $100000 from the organization and channeling the funds through ...



Democrat Shirah, Republican Tomkow vie for House District 39 seat  Bay News 9

A special election is being held May 1 for State House District 39, which was vacated by Neil Combee in 2017.



Judge rejects reduced-sentence request from Polk teacher convicted of having sex with 3 students  The Ledger

Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher convicted of having sex with three teenage students, still faces a 22-year prison sentence after Circuit Judge Glenn ...



St. Petersburg Catholic pulls away from Kingdom Prep in 4th quarter  The Ledger

LAKELAND —Running backs Keyon Hayes and Marcus Cook combined for 139 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead St. Petersburg Catholic to a 27-6 ...



Lake Wales holds off Spruce Creek with blocked extra-point  The Ledger

PORT ORANGE — Four Lake Wales players broke through the line and blocked an extra-point attempt with 13 seconds left, and the Highlanders escaped with a ...



Bail set for former McKeel administrator accused of embezzling more than $100000  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Bail totaling $39000 was set for the former McKeel School administrator accused of stealing more than $100000 from the charter school. Ginger ...



Ryan Vann, the new principal at Lake Gibson High, believes in connecting with his students, staff  The Ledger

If you're sent to the principal's office at Lake Gibson High School, you might be very lonely. The office might be minus one principal, at least if it's up to Ryan ...



Polk County School Officials Say Half-Cent Sales Tax Renewal is Critical  Bay News 9

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A one-half-cent sales tax for school capital improvement projects is on the back of the ballot for Polk County voters. It's a renewal of a tax ...



Teen Charged With Killing Her Newborn Son - News  The Ledger

A 14-year-old Lakeland girl has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse by the Polk County Sheriff's Office after officials said she ...



16-Year-Old Ricky Wright's Slaying Marks Growing Gang Violence in Lakeland  The Ledger

At just 16 years old, Ricky Wright is being buried today — a casualty in the escalating violence among Lakeland gangs. Police say the Kathleen High School ...



Former Polk Teacher Sentenced to 22 Years for Sex With Students  The Ledger

A former Polk County schoolteacher was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison for having sex with three 17-year-old students on multiple occasions.



Cecil McClellan: Kathleen High School principal arrested during prostitution sting  Daily Mail

A longtime high school principal was arrested after he was caught on camera in a seedy hotel room trying to buy sex from an undercover police officer.



Polk Schools honors more than 800 Superintendent's Scholars - News  The Ledger

The Polk School District honored more than 800 of its top graduating seniors as 2017 Superintendent's Scholars during a ceremony Thursday night at The ...



Aviation is among the rising careers in Polk County's economy  The Ledger

A July 24 report from aircraft manufacturer Boeing forecast a global need for 637000 new pilots and 648000 new airplane technicians during the next 20 years.



2nd Democrat enters race against Republican state Rep. Colleen Burton  The Ledger

Jason Montgomery, 43, of Lakeland, filed papers earlier this month with the state to run for the District 40 Florida House seat in 2018.



Out of the Rough? - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Talk about a do-it-yourself project. Dave Tavlin's fixer-upper didn't involve replacing countertops or sanding down hardwood floors.



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