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By: Article Courtesy of the NHTS.

Haines City - It’s almost the holidays, and the festivities are in full swing. Americans are driving to parties, holiday vacations, and loved ones' homes to celebrate the season. Unfortunately, the increased traffic means an increase in traffic fatalities. During the holiday season and every day, it’s important to remember that impaired driving of any kind — alcohol or drugs — is dangerous and illegal. Each time a driver gets behind the wheel, he or she should ensure they are completely sober. Impaired driving is a choice, and it’s the wrong choice.  

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By: Staff Writer.

Haines City - On Saturday, November 2nd, during the "Somos Haines City" community event, we had the pleasure of meeting the young lady who will be representing Haines City during the 2020 Miss Florida USA beauty pageant, which will be held on January 16-19, 2020. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Miss Haines City USA, Lyzbehtt Rodriguez-Ortiz.

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By: Press Release

Winter Haven - As a sign of its support for helping military Veterans and first responders suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) secure proper treatment before resorting to suicide to overcome this affliction, Knights of Columbus Council 7091 of Cypress Gardens recently donated $1,000 to a local veterans service organization known as 22Zero Follow Me, Inc.

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By: M.C. Reyes, Editor-in-Chief.

Haines City - On November 16, we had the honor of being invited to cover an event for the American Legion Post 34 in Haines City. Well, let me tell you... covering that event was a great honor, but also an amazing opportunity for us to get to know this organization and the job that they do in and for our community.

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Content Provided By: GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman's Club.

Lakeland - Looking for an exciting Saturday night out with the family? Do you enjoy the fast pace of NBA basketball? Would you like to meet K9s from the Polk County Sheriff's Office? You can take care of all three when you join with the GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:00PM as the Lakeland Magic take on the Greensboro Swarm at RP Funding Center in Lakeland.

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Content Provided By: Deena Wilbur, Executive Director of Polk Seniors.

Polk County - The 28th Annual Polk Senior Games are scheduled for February 29 – March 16, 2020. The Games offer a two-week series of 99 athletic and recreational

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By: Mike Ferguson, Contributing Writer.

Haines City - Since its rejuvenation in March, our Haines City Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Section (COPS) unit has been working to reach the community on a more personal level. Now, it is expanding. With City Commission approval of the 2019-20 fiscal budget came funding for additional officers to keep up with the city’s population growth. As for the COPS unit, it will go from two sworn officers to four this fiscal year. Overseen by Sgt. Christopher Colon, the unit has included Officer Carlos Dominguez, Officer Kalen Holmes and now, Officer Joel Morales.

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By: M.C. Reyes, Editor-in-Chief.

Haines City - When Lorraine, the youngest of her four siblings, was ten-years-old, she experienced one of the most life-changing events a child could ever experience in his/her short life... she saved the life of her cousin from a near-drowning situation. After that experience, Lorraine realized that if she could save one life, she could also save hundreds. Her take-charge personality and the passion and love for helping led her down the path she chose for her life, and after 31 years with PCSB and 22 years with the Boys and Girls Club, Lorraine says that helping others is her story and all she knows.

We had the pleasure of interviewing Lorraine, and this is what she shared with us:

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By: M.C. Reyes, Editor-in-Chief.

Winter Haven - This month, on The Student Leader of the Month, we want to feature a student from All Saints Academy in Winter Haven who has used her leadership role to make a difference in her school.

We had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Jayla Fairley, and this is what she shared with us:

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