► Florida Polytechnic University will begin construction on the Gary C. Wendt Engineering Building, the school’s third academic facility on campus, in the spring of 2024. (Rendering above)
► Lakeland City Commissioners voted unanimously this week to accept a $1.685 million grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to help remove algae from Lake Bonnet.
► Lakeland-based Publix is the first company that will be providing funding to FORCE BLUE’s Quick Reaction Force, a team that will help Florida’s marine scientific community and environmental agencies respond quickly to coastal or marine environmental emergencies.
► Florida Southern College broke ground on a new golf clubhouse at Lone Palm Golf Club, in Lakeland.