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.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has charged two inmates, Brett Crosby, 20, and Christopher Jackson, 41, with first-degree murder for their assault of another inmate at the South County jail in Frostproof.
Bartow police are investigating after the Bartow Fire Department discovered a body inside of a vehicle in the 1200 block of US HWY 17 N., according to the Bartow Police Department.
A Polk County judge imposed the sentence Friday on 19-year-old Thomas James Johnson.
Thomas Morrison, 44, was hit and killed Tuesday night after walking in front of a Polk County deputy’s car, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The weather is not great, but that is not stopping Jeep lovers from looking forward to a great weekend doing their thing.
A single-engine plane crashed into a neighborhood just off property of the Bartow Executive Airport.
Their stunts will make your jaw drop. Their skilled routine is the result of an entire year's work and sacrifice. And it all paid off: One Polk County cheerleading squad is celebrating their biggest victory ever.
There is no ball drop, not even a countdown. In one Polk County city, the new year is welcomed by torching old pine trees. The annual Christmas tree burn has been held in Bartow since 1936.
Two Bartow High School students are petitioning Polk County Schools to hire full-time counselors for every school.
Herbert Dixon just celebrated his 100th birthday. His keys to a long life: No smoking, no drinking, and church on Sunday.
Two Polk County students have paid tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by walking up over 100 flights of stairs in their memory.
Bartow police are investigating the death of a teenager following an early morning shooting.
Police in Bartow said they're investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning.
The Dundee Citrus Growers Association is trying a new method to fight citrus greening - in industry's No.1 nemesis.
Adele Durrance turned 100 on Friday. She spent the day as she does every day now -- picking up debris at her home of 60 years, hoping she'll be able to repair all of the hurricane damage one day.
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.