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MULBERRY | A Lakeland contractor who's working to remedy lakeside erosion behind four townhouses in Mulberry is disputing the city's assessment that the building poses a danger to anyone living there.
Michael Schmidt, owner of Lyon Engineering and Construction in Lakeland, said he's challenging the city's hard-line approach to the issue, including a moratorium on utility service for new residents until the erosion issues are resolved.
City Manager Rick Johnson said his concern lies with the people who live in the building at 181 Diesel Road.
"I turned away a potential renter (who was seeking water and wastewater service) a couple months back," he said.
LAKELAND | A lawyer who was recently the target of a scathing Facebook post by a Lakeland police officer was arrested early Saturday on a DUI charge.
Mark McMann was arrested by Lakeland police at a McDonald's restaurant on South Florida Avenue after two 911 callers said the driver of a black sport utility vehicle on South Florida appeared to be impaired, Sgt.
The D. L. Hughley performance scheduled for Dec. 18 at The Lakeland Center has been canceled, and will not be rescheduled at this time. The comedian will not appear because of scheduling conflicts.
Patrons who used cash or check to purchase tickets will be mailed a refund check. Any questions regarding the refund procedure should be directed to The Lakeland Center box office at 863-834-8111.