That Was the Week That Was – 2010 Week 49

Rail and USF were two of the main topics in the news this week, but readers of Billy Townsend’s Ledger Endtimes, Part One: Time For Skip To Go, Too were probably most surprised to read the Ledger’s long-time Executive Editor Skip Perez announced his retirement.

More cash headed Florida’s way for high speed rail [BayNews 9]

Mayor: CSX Facility in Winter Haven ‘Might Not Happen’ [Rick Rousos]

USF Poly to Seek Its Own Accreditation [Robin Williams Adams]

Judy Genshaft at USF: 5 more years to finish the job? [Lindsay Peterson – Tampa Tribune]

USF gets state backing for push into DeSoto [Robin Williams Adams]


Federal Building in Downtown Lakeland Closer to Restoration [John Chambliss]

Officials Want Another Run at Half-Cent Sales Tax for Transit [Tom Palmer]

Lakeland Moves Toward Skyview Sewer Takeover [John Chambliss]

A Florida Housing Development Stalls, and the Cows Move In [Lita Epstein]


Community Affairs Secretary: There Goes the Scapegoat

Nameplate photos:

Dec 6 & 7, 2010 – Snowfest Slide 2010 – Tony Delgado for Lakeland Local

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Dec 8, 2010 – December Jazz by Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local

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Dec 9-10, 2010 – Looking at the Photographer – Detail from the Holiday Walkabout set by Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local

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