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Glades County is under a burn ban

MOORE HAVEN – Glades County is under a burn ban.

Lehigh man killed in two-vehicle accident on SR 80

LABELLE – A Lehigh Acres man was killed in an accident on State Road 80 at Birchwood Parkway on Hendry County on May 23.

County considers volunteer firefighter pay increase

Hendry County Vice Chair Mitchell Wills wants to find a way to compensate volunteer ...
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Bridging the Divide: Florida’s child care crisis costs us all

Child care isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity and a vital part of our workforce development.

United Way VITA program creates $11.5M impact on Southwest Florida

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program...

Humane Society seeks forever homes for pets

The Caloosa Humane Society has a mix of adorable dogs and cats who are in need of loving families!
Agriculture
Orange peels may hold a key to better cardiovascular health, new University of Florida-led research shows.
Recognizing the urgency of finding sustainable solutions to coexist with citrus diseases...
ONA — You want to see cattle up close and find out how Florida ranchers bring beef to your dinner table?
Business Corner
The Scam Survival Toolkit connects people with the information they need to restore...
Moving across town or the country requires time, patience, money, and, most importantly, trust.
This move represents a significant expansion of the organization’s footprint in the region...
Top Trending Stories

The Second Bridge Group (SBG), a group of citizens formed to collect and share information about the proposed ...

LABELLE – Six million dollars for improvements to the LaBelle Fire Station and a firetruck, more than $12 million for the Port LaBelle Utility wastewater improvements, and $11 million for a …
The following individuals were arrested on felony or DUI charges by HCSO, CPD, FHP, FWC...
Wildlife & Environment
The Lionfish Challenge is a free summer-long lionfish tournament open to recreational...
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.
This project should improve native plant diversity, wildlife foraging opportunities and...
Government

The Hendry County Commission discussed the LaBelle SR 29 bridge going over the ...

During the 2024 Florida Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday, you may purchase admissions ...
Limiting truck traffic on residential roads in Muse continues to draw controversy in Glades County ...
Schools

iTECH Glades would like to recognize the graduating class of 2024.

X is for extra time outside; Country Oaks Elementary’s fifth grade students had the opportunity...
Upthegrove Elementary students dress for “A is for Aloha.”
Health

Mental Health Awareness: Tips for kids & parents

In Florida, it is estimated that over 2.8 million adults are living with a mental health condition.

Health department issues blue-green algae health alert for Lake Okeechobee

DOH-Hendry advises residents and visitors to take the following precautions: ...

Florida Department of Health observes National Stroke Awareness Month

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

Firehouse Community Theatre announces shows and youth auditions

Firehouse Community Theatre Inc., 241 N. Bridge St., invites you to attend "It Happened on Route 66"...

The FSW Theatre Program presents “Tartuffe”

Step into the world of Molière’s timeless masterpiece, “Tartuffe,” as the FSW Theatre Program presents...

Experience the vibrant rhythms of FSW’s Spring Concert Series

The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Music program is delighted to announce a rich lineup...
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Opinion
When I was in seminary, I often wrote prayers directly to God, as if I could put the letter in...
Some days, I can be very impatient, often with myself. The other day, I decided to look up...
We all forget things from time to time, and we hope it’s nothing more than getting older.
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Baptism highlights second day of convention at Hertz Arena

Thousands will look on as Caleb joins other congregants who will also be fully immersed in the baptismal pool...

Nurses fight conspiracy theories along with coronavirus

State News

Smart & Safe Florida announces statewide Veterans Coalition

On Tuesday, April 23, the Smart & Safe Florida campaign launched its “Vets Vote #YesOn3” statewide Veterans Coalition...
The FWC Division of Law Enforcement received their Excelsior Recognition plaque at the Feb. 19-23, Florida Police Accreditation Conference. Pictured left to right: Sheriff Billy Woods of Marion County, Capt. Dana Russell, Col. Brian Smith, Accreditation Manager Elizabeth Kamerick, Lt. Richard Doricchi and Stacy Lehman, Executive Director of the Florida Accreditation Office.

FWC Division of Law Enforcement achieves highest level of accreditation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement...
Bridge Streeet bypass options

SBG wants bypass feasibility study for SR 29 improvements

A second public workshop for the SR 29 improvements from CR 80A (Cowboy ...
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