Monthly Archives: January 2011

Polk County Has Long Way to Go With Transit Tax

The Polk County Commission has been asked to look, once again, at the prospect of a countywide transit tax to expand public transportation. The Ledger’s Tom Palmer had all the details in Sunday’s paper, including the fact that the commissioners … Continue reading

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Lakeland Dreadnaughts Find New Quarterback

So I know I said I wouldn’t do much breaking news, but this will kind of fall into that category and I just couldn’t ignore it. All indications are the Lakeland Dreadnaughts have a new quarterback, and the move is … Continue reading

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School Board Should Relent, Drop McKinzie School Naming Idea

First, let me say I have a lot of respect for Gail McKinzie, Polk County’s former superintendent of schools. She did an admirable job as the first appointed superintendent in the county’s history, and was gracious with me in my … Continue reading

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What This Site Is (And Isn’t) All About

Welcome to Polk Perspectives! I’m Brandt Merritt, a former reporter and copy editor at The Ledger and now a writer at Southeastern University in Lakeland. This is an exciting new project for me, and something that I honestly don’t know … Continue reading

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