Bartow ends grace period for overdue electric bills

Last month, as a result of soaring unemployment because of COVID-19, the city of Bartow gave residents who were having a hard time paying their electric bill a grace period. That grace period came to an end Monday.

Support for Bartow chief

Community leaders in Bartow are rallying around their embattled chief of police even as a Winter Haven group has been pushing to have Joe Hall fired because they say he has treated employees differently because of their race.