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Grand Opening for LMPS This Month

Lakeland Middle Preparatory School (LMPS) will be dedicated and the ribbon cut to officially open the new 112,000 square foot facility at 4:30 p.m....

Much Ado in Lakeland These Days

Drive through your City and what do you see? Construction, landscaping and blooming flowers. The attached photo album shows some of the activity right now in...

YMCA: New Day Care at former Funtimes Learning Center

Within two weeks of a Lakeland day care closing, the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has announced they will move into the facility...

Must Be Official — McD’s New Location

Sign announcing new McDonald’s on U.S. Highway 64. … Photo by Jim Willis, Lakeland Currens.

Lakeland: Many Projects Moving the City Forward

Lakeland is on the cusp of phenomenal growth with new roadways, a sports park, running its own fire station and much economic development. Jim Atkinson,...

Sales Tax Figures Released for First Quarter,  2017

From Jessica Millspaugh, CMFO, Lakeland finance director and city recorder. Local Option Sales Tax 2014 2015 2016 2017 + / -    from PY January 43,914  48,386  58,028  73,972 27.5% February 40,928  39,330  59,507  55,680 -6.4% March 49,816  51,741  66,783  64,592 -3.3% April 40,956  53,332  65,312 22.5% May 49,818  72,755  65,468 -10.0% June 48,867  76,879  67,218 -12.6% July 69,489  74,779  71,338 -4.6% August 38,314  63,711  61,889 -2.9% September 50,243  63,034  69,389 10.1% October 51,908  58,514  63,042 7.7% November 47,365  61,122  61,202 0.1% December 56,252  69,903  72,088 3.1%

City Manager to Speak at Chamber Lunch

Lakeland City Manager Jim Atkinson will be the guest speaker at the June 28 Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Brittney Buchanan, Chamber executive director, said...

Lakeland Day Care Center Closes Its Doors

A Lakeland landmark for 21 years is shuttering its doors today (6.21.17), much to the dismay of area parents. The Funtime Learning Center, 2935 Lakeland...