On Tuesday evening, an employee at Reececliff Family Diner in Lakeland contacted her on Facebook Messenger to confirm a 9:15 a.m. interview. Moments later, the interview was canceled. Why?
Words: Christopher Guinn
Sounds: Laura L. Davis
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Stand-up comedy is no joke ... Well it's full of jokes but it's a tough gig to pull off. Here how local comedians James and Forrest deal with hostile crowds, bad sets and how they piece together their bits for laughs all right here on The Big Nerd Podcast!
After a brief hiatus, the Big Nerd Podcast returns and we're once again talking wrestling. WWE's Extreme Rules PPV is Sunday and the Matador and JD return to dish out their opinions on what's gonna happen in the final PPV before SummerSlam!
Ernest Combee, 86, has lived long enough to see the world go from people using horses to ride into downtown Lakeland to watching humans launch into space, their rockets streaking a white column across the blue sky beyond his family’s homestead.
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Florida State head coach Willie Taggart made a visit to Lakeland on Friday. Our own Brady Fredericksen caught up with the first-year Noles coach and talked about getting used to his new job, locals on the roster and more.
Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend provides his take on school safety and the long-term issues that face the school district. Notably, he says, the real power of a local school board in the face of state education policy supremacy is to take a stand and refuse to follow through on orders he says will hurt schools.
Jaron Skipper testifies about his young children, who were severely injured when he slammed a truck into the rear of a city bus when he had methamphetamine in his system. His son, John, who was 5 when the crash occurred in January 2017, was left in a permanent coma. Click here to read the full story.
A Lakeland man and two teenagers could have faced up to 30 years in prison for the armed robbery of a man they met on a social-media app last year. Instead, Austin Fenimore, 24, along with Wyett Earl Davis and Dalton Obermark, both 17, will spend three to four years behind bars after pleading no contest to armed burglary and grand theft in separate agreements with prosecutors.