5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, December 2

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, December 2.

(1) Christopher Whaley murder trial

Christopher Whaley will go on trial on Monday in Bartow for the murder of his grandmother.

Polk County Deputies say Whaley got into an argument with his grandmother and aunt while he was in Daytona Beach on April 28, 2012.

Detectives say the then 23-year-old Whaley admitted that he decided when he returned to the Lake Wales mobile home he shared with his grandmother he would kill them both.

Authorities say on April 29 he fatally stabbed his grandmother, 69-year-old Barbara Denmark, while she was taking a bath. After her murder, deputies say Whaley decided not to kill his aunt and instead call 911.

Deputies arrested Whaley, charging him with first degree murder. He faces life in prison if convicted.

(2) Hillsborough County discusses Athletic Transfer Policy

The Hillsborough County School Board is scheduled to review its Athletic Transfer Policy on Monday.

The policy forces athletes who decide to switch schools after their freshman year to sit out one full calendar year.

A student can appeal the one year ban. There are four exceptions a district committee can consider during the appeal. If the committee upholds the ban, the athlete can then appeal to the School Board.

Some attorneys for athletes say the rulings made by the committee are not always consistent and the policy may, in fact, violate state law.

The School Board will not alter the policy at today's 2:00 p.m. meeting. It will need to hold a public hearing before any changes can be made.

(3) Lakeland Chief's Chat

Embattled Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack will hold her next Chief's Chat on Monday night.

The event allows members of the public to comment on policing issues or concerns in the City of Lakeland.

Chief Womack has come under fire in the past few minutes over a number of sex scandals that have rocked her department.

Last week, members of the police union concluded a straw vote where they decided they would hold a formal no confidence vote for Womack within the next few weeks.

Tonight's Chief Chat will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Lakeland Police Department, located at 219 North Massachusetts Avenue in Lakeland.

(4) Safety Harbor 9/11 Memorial check presentation

The owners of Mastercut Tool Corp. will present the City of Safety Harbor with a check to help build the city's 9/11 Memorial.

Michael Shaluly and his wife are giving $21,115 to the city.

The 9/11 Memorial is expected to cost approximately $25,000 and is scheduled to be completed by September 2014. The City of Safety Harbor will continue to seek donations after today's check presentation.

The planned memorial includes three benches that will be designed by artists to pay tribute to Flight 93, the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The pedestal will house the 9/11 artifact and will be secured by etched glass that commemorates the lives lost.

For more information on how to donate or to view renderings of the planned memorial, visit www.cityofsafetyharbor.com/911memorial .

(5) Streamsong Resort Job Fair

The new Streamsong Resort near Fort Meade in Polk County is hosting a two-day hiring event that begins on Monday.

The resort, set to open in January, is planning to fill more than 200 positions, before the end of the year. Positions range from director of operators to spa attendant.

Applicants are encourages to visit www.PolkWorks.org for more information on all the available positions as well as instructions on how to complete the online application before arriving at the job fair.

The hiring event will take place today and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the resort. Job seekers are asked to follow the professional dress guidelines found on the Polk Works website or at a One-Stop Career Center.

You can contact a Polk Works representative at (863) 508-1100 for more information on the event.

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