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Lakeland, FL

Lakeland airport looking for new carrier

Great!  (Mar 22, 2012 | post #3)

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White Serial Slasher Hunts Black Men In Michigan: Kills 5...

Thank you!  (Aug 13, 2010 | post #21)

Winter Haven, FL

Florida bank founded in 1927 goes bust

Great response!  (Aug 5, 2010 | post #4)

Tallahassee, FL

NAACP to honor talented black youth

WOW!  (Aug 5, 2010 | post #6)

Tallahassee, FL

Gangs and blacks

Much like hate groups and "whites" . Tallahasse is one big, happy melting pot.  (Aug 5, 2010 | post #4)

Lakeland, FL

Where are the worst crime areas in Lakeland?

Eaton Park wasn't okay 20 years ago when I lived off Reynolds Rd. so I know it's hell now.  (Aug 4, 2010 | post #46)

Lakeland, FL

Officials: Man Bites Off Girlfriend's Finger

Please! Let's not forget about Lorena Bobbitt!  (Aug 3, 2010 | post #2)

Lakeland, FL

Lakeland makes blog's 'least educated' cities list

LMAO! It's funny how a Tampa site fashioned the title of the piece after Lakeland when Tampa made that same list. Intersting.  (Aug 3, 2010 | post #5)

Lakeland, FL

Approval Expected for Huge West Lakeland Project

This is true. That entire area is poised for major growth and development over the next decade with several residential, commercial and retail projects under review or already approved for that area. Below are a few: Central Park (approved) Laurel Highlands (approved) Morgan Preserve (partially open/under construction) County Line Center (approved with Gresham Village as phase I) The list goes on but this is only the southwest quadrant. Downtown Residential http://www.lakelan dedc.com/Aerials/D owntown/DT_Aerial. htm Southwest Lakeland http://www.lakelan dedc.com/Aerials/S W/SW_Aerial.htm Northeast Lakeland http://www.lakelan dedc.com/Aerials/N E/NE_Aerial.htm  (Jan 20, 2009 | post #6)

Lakeland, FL

Where are the worst crime areas in Lakeland?

I forgot to mention that Eaton Park is looked at as a lower income area because it's a working class community. The housing options range from all brick houses to trailors in a very small area.  (Jan 20, 2009 | post #7)

Lakeland, FL

Where are the worst crime areas in Lakeland?

Midtown is the area just north of downtown all the way up to I-4. Generally, Reynolds Road is pretty safe. Some growth and development is poised to hit that area in a few years so it's bound to get even better (starting with the 4-laning of R.R.). Eaton Park isn't bad but again, it varies within the different sections of Eaton Park.  (Jan 20, 2009 | post #6)

Lakeland, FL

Approval Expected for Huge West Lakeland Project

Interesting that the city continues to strain itself by expanding the boudaries instead of concentrating on infill projects and density in the core. That's why the drive for a population of 100,000 was scaled back. Lakeland could have far surpassed that figure years ago with the proper plannng.  (Jan 15, 2009 | post #4)

Orlando Sentinel

Lawyers' grease trumps saving gas as rail deals falter

And the saga continues....  (Jan 11, 2009 | post #30)

Orlando Sentinel

Analysis: Why -- and how -- the ball on Central Florida's...

The saga continues in 2009...  (Jan 11, 2009 | post #130)

Lakeland, FL

Where are the worst crime areas in Lakeland?

Mid Town and West Lakeland. Gang violence has actually gone down since I graduated from high school in 1994. I wouldn't expect someone in Auburndale to have any idea what really does on in Lakeland. The county as a whole has a long way to go with regards to corruption in general. The back-handed law enforcement is a larger part of the problem than anything. No local DEA even though drug traffic is a serious issue and at an all-time high. The Polk County Sheriff is actually doing a better job than in years past. No the local police departments need to be cleaned up. But, to answer your question, there are really no hardcore ghettos in Lakeland. I've lived in major cities (L.A., Chicago) in the US before returning to Tallahassee and there isn't a place in Lakeland where I feel threatened. However, there are areas in which I'm fully aware certain things can (and sometimes do) happen. I wouldn't expect caucasions to hang out in Mid Town Lakeland. I wouldn't expect Black people to hang out in Combee or Eaton Park. You can get robbed/stabbed/sho t virtually anywhere if someone choses to do so. However, the likelyhood of that happening increases in those areas. Plain and simple.  (Jan 11, 2009 | post #4)