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U.S. Sugar shows appreciation for Local Healthcare Heroes

In support of the unwavering dedication of healthcare professionals working to provide...

JROTC officers present CSM Warmoth with the Hundley Award

Okeechobee High School JROTC cadet CSM Kameron Warmoth (right) was presented the...

USACE launches Okeechobee Waterway Junior Ranger Program

The program is geared toward children between the ages of five and 12 and provides children...
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Lake levels
13.52 feet
Last year: 13.77 feet
Depth given in feet above sea level.
Human Interest
The word cancer is a scary one, and when we hear it as a diagnosis for a baby, it can be terrifying.
An Okeechobee teen is getting a head start in the business world by starting a business while still in high school.
Every year for the past 10 years, the University of Florida’s Gator100 program has honored the fastest-growing businesses...
Schools
“FSW’s new summer bridge program, Buccaneer Bound, is designed to give new first-time-in-college...
Arys Gil Henriquez, from Belle Glade, has made the Dean’s List for RU’s Spring 2024 semester.
It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates ...
Wildlife & Environment
Every fifteen minutes, 365 days a year, University of Florida scientists can see how and where...
Love bugs are most active between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Government
OKEECHOBEE -- The offices at City Hall, Public Works and the administrative offices of the Police Department, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.
With hurricane season officially starting June 1, Bob Pastula, Hendry County director of ...
The U.S. Postal Service is asking all homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 19-25.
Police/Fire
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges...
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges...
Opinion
We all forget things from time to time, and we hope it’s nothing more than getting older.
The announcement came over the school intercom that the school was on lockdown.
Mass protests have become popular with the radical Left because they work.
Hurricane News
At Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), safety is the cornerstone of our commitment to customers and employees.
For Hendry County residents with special needs, hurricane preparation may require extra ...
Veterans

Veteran coalition fights suicide

The Greater Lake Okeechobee Veterans Service Coalition formed in the fall of 2023,

Quail Creek hosts Salute to Veterans Golf Tournament and Concert

Quail Creek Country Club hosted more than 120 people at its 4th Annual Salute to Veterans ...
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Agriculture
Homeowners, business owners and others can plant the right tree in the right place in cities...
ONA — You want to see cattle up close and find out how Florida ranchers bring beef to your dinner table?
Although plenty of Florida’s craft brewers advertise their libations as brewed with state-grown ingredients...
Health

Florida Department of Health observes National Stroke Awareness Month

Nationally, stroke is a leading cause of death. Recognizing a stroke quickly can be lifesaving...
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

Four health tips to help make the most of Mother’s Day

As we celebrate the women in our lives and the important role they play in our families...

Health officials issue blue-green algae bloom alert for the C43 Canal

The Florida Department of Health in Glades County (DOH-Glades) has issued a health alert...

DCF Champions hosts Mental Health Awareness Month roundtable

Leaders from across the state joined together to highlight the considerable strides Florida...
Business
The Scam Survival Toolkit connects people with the information they need to restore...
Relief may be in sight, after Florida gas prices rose to 2024 highs. The state average reached $3.64 per gallon...
Moving across town or the country requires time, patience, money, and, most importantly, trust.
Traffic & Road Work

Single lane closure on SR 70 to start May 20

The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor will begin a single-lane closure …

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of May 19-25

US 27 Sidewalks in Clewiston at Various Locations and from Royal Palm Avenue and Ponce De Leon Avenue:...

Glades County Road Watch Report for week of May 19-25

US 27 from Fisheating Creek to the Highlands County line: (Construction project) Crews will be milling and resurfacing US 27...

Okeechobee County Road Watch for week of May 19-25

SR 70 at SE 10th Avenue: (Driveway permit project) Crews are re-constructing sidewalks...
State

Families of Mexican farmworker bus crash victims mourn the loss of their loved ones

Families are mourning the loss of their loved ones from a bus crash in Florida earlier this week. Officials say eight Mexican farmworkers were killed after 41-year-old Bryan Howard sideswiped a bus …

Webb telescope uncovers merger of two massive black holes from early universe

The Webb Space Telescope has discovered the earliest known merger of black holes. Scientists reported Thursday that these two gigantic and distant black holes and their galaxies consolidated just 740 …
National & World

Haiti’s main international airport reopens nearly three months after gang violence forced it closed

Haiti’s main international airport has reopened for the first time in nearly three months after gang violence forced authorities to close it. The reopening of the Toussaint-Louverture airport in …

Timeline of the Assange legal saga over extradition to the US on espionage charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been fighting for years to avoid extradition to the United States to face charges related to his organization’s publication of a huge trove of classified …
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