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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Saturday! Lakeland's Arbor Day/Planting Day 2017

3/25/17, from 8 - 10 a.m., City Hall Park. The Arbor Day/Planting Day ceremony will begin with opening remarks presented by City of Lakeland Planning Director, Tom Skehan; followed by a Presentation of Tree City Award by Shawn Posey, Regional Urban Fores...Read on...
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Dates Released for Special Election (Board of Commissioners Vacancy)

For candidates interested in running for the open slot, the first day to get petitions is Thursday (3/16/17). The final date to turn in petitions is April 13 with early voting May 5-20.

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Special Election for Board of Commissioners Vacancy

The BOC approved a special election to fill a BOC vacancy. The date will be 5/25/17 with early voting two weeks before that date.

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

City of Lakeland is a recipient of Litter Prevention Program Grant!

Keep America Beautiful announces grants, totaling $297,500, will be distributed to 37 organizations through the 2017 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. This comes off their fantastic 2016 program results with an average cigarette litter reduction of 60%...Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

I-40 Ramp Closure (April) & Completion (July)

First, the westbound exit ramp to Canada Road will be closing in April for TWO months.

Second, the contractor is now estimating the project completion will be in JULY.

Nicole Lawrence, region 4 community relations officer for TDOT (Tennessee Department of...Read on...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Ready. Set. Grow! 5K

Saturday, April 8, 2017, at The Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road in Lakeland, Tennessee. The 5K race will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. All ages are welcome. Entry fee is $25 prior to April 8 ($35 after this date). All registrants will...
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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Sunday, April 9th, 2017: Easter Egg Hunt!

From 1 - 3 p.m. Details at,, and

Posted on: March 23, 2017

TN Smart Yards Workshop! Friday, 5/5/17, 9 am - 3 pm

TN Smart Yards Workshop! Friday, 5/5/17, 9am-3pm, IH Clubhouse $25 ($40/couple), includes lunch, handbook, rain gauge, etc. Advanced registration required: 901-752-1207 or Read on... Flyer...
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Tour de Lakeland and Spring Festival (5/13/17)

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Lakeland IH Park- 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN The second annual Tour de Lakeland & Spring Festival, celebrating the City’s 40th anniversary, is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and wil...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: March 9, 2017

The LAMP 2017 Concert Series at IH Park!

6 dates with band announcements to follow!

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Congrats to Keep Lakeland Beautiful!

They received the President's Circle Recognition Award for 2016 for good standing as a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate and completing all annual reporting requirements.

Posted on: March 15, 2017

Lakeland Elementary Receives AdvancedED Accreditation (March 2017)

The external review is a diagnostic process to stimulate and guide continuous improvement with focus on Impact of teaching and learning, capacity of leadership and use of resources. The external review team observed the teachers in the classroom and spok...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: March 8, 2017

The City of Lakeland to Construct 2 New Gateway Signs!

The County Commission approved a $25,000 grant this morning for the City of Lakeland to construct 2 new Gateway signs. The new signs will have the same design theme as the recently constructed gateway signs located along Highway 64 at Canada Road and Fl...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!

Board of Commissioners meetings are livestreamed at
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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Focus Report on Canada Road Quadrants Complete

How could the three quadrants around Canada Road and I-40 look in years to come? Will there be new construction, bike trails or lighting? Results of the “Lakeland Small Area Plan” have been released and contain development ideas for t...Read on... Lakeland Currents story...
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Lakeland Ranks Among Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee!

A new study from financial technology company SmartAsset ranks the most affordable places to live in Tennessee. This is SmartAsset’s third annual study on the Most Affordable Places in America. These cities are ranked on an Affordability Index ...Read on... Lakeland in the news, rankings & more...

Posted on: February 22, 2017

The City of Lakeland has Tree City USA Status...11 Years and Counting!

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

360° Virtual Tours Now Available!

IH Clubhouse 360° Tour...

Senior Center 360° Tour...

Delta Blues Winery 360° Tour... Special thank...Read on...
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Jim Atkinson, City Manager Shares Good News About Lakeland

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Update on the Lake District Project (old factory mall area)!

In a meeting held at city hall on Thursday afternoon, members of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Lakeland EDC (Economic Development Commission) Board members and city staff including City Manager Jim Atkinson met to discuss updates on...Read on...

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