March 3, 2015

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Click It Or Ticket March 1 – March 14 -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

This Day in History – March 3, 1887 – Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hit & Run Semi Leaves Lake Wales Woman In Critical Condition -

Monday, March 2, 2015

UPDATE: Lakeland Police Department is Looking for Christian Cancel – Missing Runaway call 863-834-6900 With Any Info on His Location. -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cooking on The Ridge: Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies -

Monday, March 2, 2015


Monday, March 2, 2015

Missing Teen in Haines City! Have you seen Shania Hawthorne? -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Haines City Police Department Hosts USPCA -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Highlands County Sheriff’s Detectives are Requesting Assistance From The Public to Locate Ellen Jane Bivens -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Polk County Sheriffs Office Computer Crimes Detectives Arrest 12 Men For Possession of Child Pornography and Other Charges -

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lakeland Police Department Needs Help Locating 2012 Homicide Suspect Tyrone Davis -

Monday, March 2, 2015

LPD Officers Shoot & Kill Sexual Predator Wanted For Allegedly Raping Woman -

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Receives Its Ninth Professional Accreditation -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lake Wales Medical Center Offers Help With Special Enrollment Period -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lake Wales Police Charge Man With DUI -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lakeland Police Needs To Identify This Strong Arm Robbery Suspect -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Can you ID this Grand Theft Suspect In Lakeland -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Schedule an Appointment at The Oasis Spa For a Facial and Love the Skin You’re In! -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Clerk of Courts Offers Valentine’s Group Wedding


 “Courting couples” can tie the knot and make Polk County history on the most romantic day of the year.

Beginning at noon on Valentine’s Day, Clerk of Courts Stacy Butterfield is performing a group marriage ceremony at the Polk County History Center, 100 E. Main St., Bartow.

 The ceremony takes place on the picturesque steps of the historic courthouse and features a poem reading, musical serenades by students of the Harrison School for the Arts and a wedding photo.

 Following the ceremony, couples and their guests are treated to a reception with light refreshments provided by local sponsors in the vintage 1926 courtroom.

 The clerk is waiving the $30 ceremony fee; however, standard marriage license fees do apply. The ceremony is limited to the first 50 couples.

 “We are excited about the group wedding as it’s a fun way for us to engage and give back to the community,” Clerk Butterfield said. “And, to our knowledge, it’s the first group wedding of this size to be offered in the county, so we look forward to making Polk history with our special couples.”

 “The clerk’s office is responsible for issuing marriage licenses in Polk, and it’s a service that’s special to us,” Clerk Butterfield continued. “We are a part of every marriage in the county, and this is something we greatly respect. Our office strives to make our contribution seamless and easy in order to enhance the joy of the moment.”

 For more information and to reserve a spot, call the Official Records department at 863-534-4516. To participate, couples must obtain a marriage license by Tuesday, Feb. 11.

 Couples can apply for a marriage license at any of the three clerk’s office locations:

- Bartow Polk County Courthouse

255 N. Broadway Ave.

Phone: 863-534-4516


Lakeland – 930 E. Parker St.               

      Phone: 863-603-6412


Northeast Polk Government Center

3425 Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven

                        Phone: 863-401-2401

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