Latest Winter Haven News

Florida family transforms home into a holiday spectacle

Dec. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Cars slow down to a crawl as they drive by the Bigda’s house on Shadow Wood Trail in Winter Haven as children, and those still young-at-heart, roll down their windows to get a better look at the flashing lights. Bill Bigda, 62, can recall how as a child...

Florida college cancels $1.2 million in student debt

Dec. 03, 2021 10:00 AM EST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida college is eliminating $1.2 million in student debt to alleviate financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Almost 1,300 students at Polk State College in Winter Haven received the good news just in time for...