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South Bay Commissioners Barbara King and Albert Polk.

Glades Senior Citizen Prom is a “Night to Remember”

If anyone saw “Anthony Cannonball” Cannon do his famous dance to Teddy Pendergrass’s “Get Up, Get Down...

Back to School Expo at OHS

 A Back to School Expo is planned on Saturday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Okeechobee High School, 2800 US 441 North.

LaBelle Rotary Clubs prepares for new year

The LaBelle Rotary Club enjoyed a great evening on June 22 as they celebrated the end of the Rotary year...
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Lake levels
14.97 feet
Last year: 13.07 feet
Depth given in feet above sea level.
Human Interest
Aline Caine Campbell was just another number in Jamaica's dire 18.4% teenage pregnancy statistic.
Okeechobee High School alumnus Jamie Furr, who now lives in Hollister, California took a few minutes out of his day to talk about the book
No one knows how Horatio Leon, Jr., fell off a Chicago sidewalk into Lake Michigan in 2018, ...
Schools
Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is still accepting applications for the Fall 2024 semester.
Sixty students graduated from the annual Junior Leadership Camp in Okeechobee in June.  
South Elementary School teachers reported the theft of several chickens over the last two weeks.
Wildlife & Environment
Tilapia are a member of the cichlid family, native to Africa and the Middle East.
As the sun rose over the central Florida prairie on July 16, a tiny bird took a tentative hop into...
Government
OKEECHOBEE -- Several local races will be on the ballot in the August Primary Election in Okeechobee County.
Most local Glades County political races will be decided in the August primary, according to Supervisor...
Consumers can purchase qualifying back-to-school supplies exempt from tax during the 2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.
Police/Fire
On July 18, Vector Solutions, the leading provider of technology solutions to help train, prepare, and retain
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges ...
Opinion
AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security.
Well after 50 years from the end of the Civil War, black Americans in much of the country....
As a people, numbers tend to show that we have become disenchanted with the mechanisms that run our country...
Hurricane News
Soldiers underwent a series of rigorous simulations to test their emergency response proficiencies...
Survivors should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal...
Veterans

American Legion installs new officers

American Legion Post 64 held a ceremony July 1 to welcome new officers.

Is newspaper editor targeting certain people?

Once upon a time, I took an oath to defend the Constitution, and among what is written in the Constitution is freedom of speech.
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Agriculture
In 4-H, youth ages 5 and up have the opportunity to participate in both small and large animal projects.
As we celebrate National Blueberry Month in July, a University of Florida dietitian says the fruit could be called “power berries.”
With Florida in peak passion fruit season, researchers are eyeing the sweet tropical fruit as a cash crop.
Health

Volunteers sought for Okeechobee Blood Roundup

Are you ready for it? FALL is almost upon us. The fall equinox and first day of autumn arrives on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 08:44 a.m.

Brain Bus rolls into the Back to School Expo

The Alzheimer Association’s in-person Brain Bus will be at the Back to School Expo on Saturday, July 27...

American Heart Association encourages people to get active with help from their pets

Here are four ways pets can positively impact the health of their humans:

Lakeside Medical Center graduates 12th class of family medicine residents

Lakeside Medical Center, recently graduated five new physicians.
Business
 The new Slim Chickens restaurant will open July 17 at 3238 U.S. Highway 441.
For the fifth consecutive year, Great Place to Work Institute and its senior care partne...
Learn about the programs and tools the chamber has to offer you and your business.
Traffic & Road Work

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of July 21-27

The following column is the Road Watch report for Hendry County for the week beginning Sunday, July 21...

Glades County Road Watch Report for week of July 21-27

The following column is the Road Watch report for Glades County for the week beginning Sunday, July 21...

Okeechobee County Road Watch for week of July 21-27

The following column is the Road Watch report for Okeechobee County for the week beginning Sunday, July 21,

AAA: Florida gas prices fall back to week-ago levels

Florida gas prices seesawed last week, but ultimately finished flat.
State

Florida man arrested, accused of making threats against Trump, Vance on social media

Police say a Florida man accused of making threats against former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. JD Vance and their families on social media has been arrested. The Jupiter Police Department said …

Rapper Sean Kingston and his mother indicted on federal charges in $1M fraud scheme

Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother have been indicted in South Florida on federal charges of committing more than $1 million worth of fraud. Court records show that 34-year-old Kingston …
National & World

As Georgia presses on with 'Russia-style' laws, its citizens describe a country on the brink

In Georgia, campaign groups and independent media say a new law purportedly to curb “foreign influence” represents an existential threat to them. The foreign influence law was passed by the …

India has ramped up its wind and solar energy. It now needs to expand places to store it

India’s lithium ion battery storage industry — which can store electricity generated by wind turbines or solar panels for when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing — makes up …
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