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What is the Average cost of installing an HVAC System? Save Money this Summer

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are essential components of modern homes and buildings, providing comfort and maintaining indoor air quality. However, the costs associated with HVAC installation, maintenance, and repairs can be significant. This article aims to provide a thorough overview of average HVAC costs, helping homeowners and property managers make informed decisions...

Governor DeSantis’ Budget Vetoes Impact Polk County Projects
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Governor DeSantis’ Budget Vetoes Impact Polk County Projects

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed the state’s $116.5 billion budget, but not without making significant cuts through line-item vetoes. The vetoes, totaling approximately $1 billion, have had a mixed impact on Polk County’s planned projects and allocations. Polk State College: A Tale of Two Outcomes Polk State College experienced both disappointment and relief in...

FDA Updates on Salmonella Outbreaks Possibly Linked to Cucumbers
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FDA Updates on Salmonella Outbreaks Possibly Linked to Cucumbers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update on the ongoing salmonella outbreaks affecting more than 380 people across the United States. While the agency still believes cucumbers may be the source of the infections, they have ruled out the previously suspected cucumbers recalled by Fresh Start Produce Sales, Inc., a Florida...

Deciphering the Bite: A Guide to Identifying Shark Attacks
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Deciphering the Bite: A Guide to Identifying Shark Attacks

The pristine beaches of Florida, a paradise for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts, can sometimes turn into the scene of a terrifying encounter with the ocean’s apex predators – sharks. While shark attacks are relatively rare, the aftermath of such incidents often leaves victims and onlookers with a burning question: “What kind of shark bit me?”...

Florida Southern College’s New School of Architecture
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Florida Southern College’s New School of Architecture

Florida Southern College, renowned for its collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, is embarking on a new chapter by establishing a School of Architecture. This exciting development was announced by President Anne Kerr on Thursday, May 16, 2024, during a gathering of donors, architects, engineers, local dignitaries, and college officials. Key Details about the New...

Aerospace Center for Excellence to Operate Concession at Lakeland Linder Airport
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Aerospace Center for Excellence to Operate Concession at Lakeland Linder Airport

Lakeland Linder International Airport faced a challenge in finding a private vendor to open a concession shop beyond the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint. Despite reaching out to several businesses, the response was lackluster due to the airport’s low passenger traffic. However, a solution was found in an unlikely partnership with the Aerospace Center...

Polk County Housing Market Update: April 2024
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Polk County Housing Market Update: April 2024

The real estate landscape in Polk County, Florida, experienced a slight shift in April, as the median home listing price dipped marginally compared to the previous month and the same period last year. According to data analyzed from Realtor.com, the median home in the county was listed for $349,000 in April, a 0.3% decrease from...

Polk County’s Massive $200M Thompson Nursery Road Expansion Inches Ahead
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Polk County’s Massive $200M Thompson Nursery Road Expansion Inches Ahead

Efforts to untangle the traffic snarl in Polk County advanced this week, at least for the Thompson Nursery Road extension project. During the April 16 County Commission meeting, the board unanimously approved a contract for a $3.276 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, contributing to the cost of constructing this road. These funds...

Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) Insider Watch on The Stock
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Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) Insider Watch on The Stock

According to the latest Filings, Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) has decreased its position in the stock by -5.32% over the past 6 months. Insiders now own 0.30% of total outstanding shares. Looking at stock market performance over the last few months, new investors may be worried that they might have missed out on some...

Lakeland Uncovers Foul Odor’s Source, Faces Messy Cleanup
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Lakeland Uncovers Foul Odor’s Source, Faces Messy Cleanup

LAKELAND — After a prolonged search spanning over a month, Lakeland officials have pinpointed the origin of a pungent odor plaguing Southwest residents. However, an arduous cleanup process lies ahead. Lakeland’s Wastewater Management Division has identified a breach in a wastewater force main located in remote wetlands approximately 1,500 feet northeast of 5001 Gateway Boulevard....