Not too long ago, I spent an enjoyable lunch talking with Lakeland’s newest Editor. She isn’t with the Ledger or the Tribune. She edits Polk County’s new community newspaper, Best News Polk County Florida.
That’s not a link to the paper’s website. That is the newspaper. Jennifer Renner-Gowan’s paper is dead tree free, but content rich. She recently moved to Polk County and decided the area could use an old-fashioned weekly. A paper that supports the whole community; one that highlights news deemed too minor for the area dailies.
Renner-Gowan is a newsperson with a clear vision of what Polk County could use: a news source that highlights school news and church calendars along side missing person reports, select state and national news and more.
Currently, Best News is a one-woman operation, but it doesn’t show. My feedreader stays busy with the daily updates written and compiled by Renner-Gowan. Each story has a close connection to the people and businesses of this community. I have no doubt Best News will quickly grow to be one of Polk County’s most read news sites.