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Thanksgiving Holiday Lakeland City Hall & the Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, 11/22/18 and Friday, 11/23/18. Trash will not be collected on Thursday...delayed one day.

Lakeland tennis courts are officially closed for refurbishment. The courts will be locked for the next week. We will do another posting when they re-open.

Lakeland's Snow & Ice Plan In anticipation of winter weather, the City of Lakeland Public Works Department is applying a brine mix to all major roadways. Read on...

Updates on the Lakeland Fire Department, coming July 2019 The process of bringing fire services under the Lakeland community services umbrella will yield tremendous cost savings over the long term. Read on...

Memphis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway has chosen Lakeland neighborhood for 2019 Dream Home! The 2019 St. Jude Dream House will be built in Lakeland, draw thousands of visitors, and ultimately will be awarded to one lucky ticket-holder for the one-of-a-kind house. Read on...

10/12/18: Press release from the Lakeland School System Regarding Lakeland Elementary School's security enhancements Read on...

Lakeland Elementary Named Blue Ribbon School! In a press release from Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell, he states, “This award is essentially the highest honor a school can receive in the United States…” Read on...

Lakeland Elementary School Named a Reward School for the 2018! The Tennessee Department of Education has named Lakeland Elementary School a Reward School for the 2018 school year - the top distinction that a school can earn, in Tennessee! Read on...

There will be no scheduled BOC work sessions for the remainder of 2018... Regular meetings have been moved to the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Hit arrow to right...

$500K grant awarded to Lakeland for new Park Lakeland has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the state to start construction on the City’s first sports park at Memphis Arlington and Canada Roads. Read on...

360° Virtual Tours Available! IH Clubhouse, Senior Center, and Delta Blues Winery... Read on...

Mayor Bunker's State of the City Address:

Lakeland Currents article.

State of City Address, here.

Mayor Bunker's video, after the luncheon.

St. Jude Home Groundbreaking!
Wednesday, October 24th, at 10 am.
5046 Adagio Lane, Lakeland, TN 38002.

Here's a video of the event. Article.

Memphis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway has chosen Lakeland neighborhood for 2019 Dream Home!            

St_-Jude-check-presentation-640x296.jpgThe City presented $10,000 to the St. Jude Dream Home on 9/18/18.

The builder for the home, Greg Bridgers with Southern Serenity Homes, said this is his 12th year to build a St. Jude Dream Home. "Never before have I had a municipality step up like you guys. You wrapped your arms around this."

Lakeland Currents story, here.

Mayor Wyatt Bunker's announcement
(Jim Willis, Lakeland Currents)

Blue-Ribbon-School-Award.jpgLakeland Elementary Named a Blue Ribbon School!

The US Department of Education has announced, 10/1/18, that Lakeland Elementary School has received the distinction of being named a National Blue Ribbon School! In a press release, Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell stated, “This award is essentially the highest honor a school can receive in the United States…”.

Once nominated, the school goes through a series of comprehensive evaluations to determine if they qualify for the award.

Dr. Horrell and Principal Joretha Lockhart will travel to Washington, D.C., in November to receive the award.  Congratulations to LES for this prestigious honor!

Unique First Home Football Game at LMPS

9/6/18 Lakeland Currents story


Photo by Jim Willis/Lakeland Currents

Lakeland One-step Closer to Dog Park After Receiving $25,000 Grant from the Boyd Foundation

The Mayor, Vice-Mayor, Commissioners, and others were on-hand to accept the grant checkDog-park-grant-8.8.18.jpg


Lakeland Designated an Adventure Tourism District!

Have you seen the "Come Discover Lakeland" video and website?
It's here.


LMPS: Excellence in Design State Award

Lakeland Middle Preparatory School named “School of the Year” for excellence in architectural design!
Photo by Renaissance Group

Lakeland School System is #1 for Second Year in TCAP Achievement!
Read on...

Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!

Lakeland's Livestream link (or click image)

360° Virtual Tours: IH Clubhouse, Senior Center, and Delta Blues Winery!

New Rankings!!! Lakeland Ranks among Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee, according to a SmartAsset ranking!

Lakeland made Wallet Hub's 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family in Tennessee list! Full study here:

NLakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of “most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was second-highest in the survey.
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: or