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One Person Injured In Serious Crash On Shepherd Rd -

Saturday, January 31, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 30, 2015 -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fun Friday – PigFest Lakeland – 9th Annual BBQ Contest, BBQ Vending, Live Music and Kid’s Play Area -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Tragic Drowning Accident Takes Life Of Toddler -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 29, 2015 -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cooking on the Ridge – Touch Down Chili -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PCSO Working Home Invasion In Auburndale -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Dragging Polk Sheriff’s Deputy -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ridge Classifieds Listing : Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Friday, January 23, 2015

MANDI DUNAWAY SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Friday – Central Florida Rum and Food Experience 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 23, 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Win 2 Free Tickets to Wine Walk & Shop -

Friday, January 23, 2015

PCSO & LWPD Currently Working Situation Near John’s Appliance On Hwy 27 S. -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 22, 2015 -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Witnesses Report Plane Struck Lakeland Warehouse Building & Burst Into Flames -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hwy 27 Totally Blocked In Sebring After Rollover Accident and Onlooker Accident -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 21, 2015 -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Hotel Owner Finds Tree Stump That Looks Like E.T. -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges After receiving information about possible illegal drug use by a Polk County school teacher, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home of 41-year-old Thomas Brian Griffin, DOB 09/01/1973, Lake Shore Drive, Lake Wales, where they began an investigation into the allegations.    During the investigation, detectives located cannabis and drug paraphernalia in two bedrooms of Griffin’s home.  Griffin was charged with Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Polk County Jail without incident.   Griffin listed his employer as Frostproof…

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    Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Dragging Polk Sheriff’s Deputy

    Bartow, Florida – At approximately 4:14 pm, on Monday, January 26, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies Joseph Ranze, and Jacob Arbogast conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 black, two-door, Ford Mustang, on Hankin Road just north of Wells Road, Bartow.  The vehicle had an expired tag and he driver was not wearing a seatbelt.   During the initial contact with the driver, 34-year-old Edward Lamar Hudson, Jr, DOB 01/07/1981, 1125 Barhorst Road, Bartow, deputies detected the odor of cannabis from inside the vehicle.  Deputy Ranze also witnessed Hudson reaching into his pockets.  Deputy Ranze instructed Hudson to keep his hands in…

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    Ridge Classifieds Listing : Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income

      Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income 2BD , 2BTH, 1560SqFt, Located at 2394 Bent Yoke Court, Lake Wales, Priced to sell at $35,900.   Visit www.roselandco.com\CTT Drive by then call (800) 292-1550.  check out this listing and more at ridgeclassifieds.com

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    MANDI DUNAWAY SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER

    DUNAWAY SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER   Lake Wales, FL – Mandi Dunaway, Ultrasound Technologist, was named Employee of the Month for December at Lake Wales Medical Center.  She has worked for the hospital since 2011. In nominating her, a co-worker wrote, “The level of patient satisfaction with Ultrasound was very low when Mandi came on-board.  Mandi came in and worked very hard to change that.  She is responsive, thorough, and a very good clinician.  One of her best qualities is that she does not shy away from work, and she stays cool under pressure. …

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    Here’s Your Chance to Win 2 Free Tickets to Wine Walk & Shop

    Here’s your Chance to win 2 Free Tickets to Wine Walk & Shop!  Must be 21 or over (ID Required)!  Like, Share, or Comment on our Dailyridge.com Facebook Post for your chance to be selected!  

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One Person Injured In Serious Crash On Shepherd Rd

Jan 31, 2015

Lakeland, Florida – According to the Polk County Sheriff’s a serious crash took place tonight in Lakeland.  The crash involved a dually pickup truck heading WB on Shepherd Rd, and a VW bug on Lunn Rd that turned in front of it – both vehicles had a green light, it appears the VW failed to yield. The VW bug had 3 occupants. A female backseat passenger was injured and taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in serious condition. The driver of the truck was not injured. The  other 2 people in VW bug are were not injured. No impairment or…

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PCSO Working Shooting In Winter Haven

Jan 31, 2015

Winter Haven, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting an investigation into a shooting which occurred this evening in Winter Haven. The shooting appears to have taken place in front of a home (3120 Ave J NW) while a group of people were partying. Details of the shooting are still being investigated. An adult male was hit in shoulder. His wounds do not appear to be life threatening. This is an developing scene. We will bring you more information when it becomes available. 

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 30, 2015

Jan 30, 2015

Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by polkmugshot.com.     BULLEN, GIFFARD  R  Race: B    Sex: M    DOB: 1/10/1978 Height: 600     Weight: 160 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  Charges:  LARC-GRAND 1ST DEGREE 100K DOLS MORE OR LEO SEMI REMANDED No Bond, MONEY LAUNDER OVER 100K REMANDED No Bond, CONSPIRE GT 1ST DEG OVER 100K REMANDED No Bond Charges from 2013:  FRAUD-SWINDLE-OBTAIN PROPERTY 50K DOLS OR MORE Bond $15000, MONEY LAUNDERING($100,000 OR MORE) Bond $15000,  LARC-GRAND 1ST DEGREE 100K DOLS…

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Lake Wales Police Searching For Burglary Suspect

Lake Wales, Florida – According to the Lake Wales Police Department a suspect is being sought for some resent burglaries. After multiple burglaries yesterday evidence was obtained that lead them to a suspect.  A warrant was obtained.  Officers went to arrest the suspect & he ran near Lincoln Ave  & B Street. The suspect is listed as Carlton Stephens. More info to come.

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges After receiving information about possible illegal drug use by a Polk County school teacher, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home of 41-year-old Thomas Brian Griffin, DOB 09/01/1973, Lake Shore Drive, Lake Wales, where they began an investigation into the allegations.    During the investigation, detectives located cannabis and drug paraphernalia in two bedrooms of Griffin’s home.  Griffin was charged with Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Polk County Jail without incident.   Griffin listed his employer as Frostproof…

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Lake Wales Medical Center Announces Quarterly Awards

LWMC ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY AWARDS     Lake Wales, FL – Nikki Dunkleberger, Radiology, was named Employee of the Quarter for Q4 at Lake Wales Medical Center.  Tom Gibson, Engineering Director, was named Director of the Quarter, and Thomas Gibson was named Volunteer of the Quarter. Dunkleberger was honored for continued exemplary customer service in Radiology. Gibson was selected for his oversight of several large construction and renovation projects. Gibson, a volunteer who drives the parking shuttle, was honored for his cheerful disposition and dedication to making sure he does assigned tasks the right way. Their awards were announced during a…

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Sabrina Long Joines Lake Wales Medical Center to Direct New Unit

LONG JOINS LWMC TO DIRECT NEW UNIT   Lake Wales, FL – Sabrina Long, RN, has joined Lake Wales Medical Center as director of the Golden Care Unit, the hospital’s new geriatric behavioral health unit. Originally from Pennsylvania, Long comes to LWMC from Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She has more than 20 years of experience in nursing, mental health and neurosciences. Long holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and will complete her Master of Science in Nursing Education in June. LWMC’s 18-bed Golden Care Unit opened in December and provides inpatient psychiatric services to those ages 60…