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Hendry County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by...

FWC Report

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report from June 14 through June 20...

FWC participating in Operation Dry Water for heightened BUI enforcement

Operation Dry Water is a year-round national effort to educate recreational boaters about the dangers...
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Caloosa Baptist offers GriefShare

Have you experienced the loss of someone you love? Has there been a struggle to move forward...

Sugar Express to give rides at Caladium Festival

LAKE PLACID – The Sugar Express steam engine train is headed to Lake Placid for the annual Caladium Festival July 26-28.

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
An orange teeming with antioxidants and other health benefits may be a shot in the arm...
Florida Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) has created a new award to honor homeowners who install...
Sweaty cows may not sound like the most exciting company, but in a warming world, researchers can’t get...
Business Corner
Join the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the third public meeting about the Draft 2023-2024 Lower East Coast (LEC) Water Supply Plan Update. The plan assesses current and …
BBB reminds Floridians to thoroughly research professionals and businesses prior to...
United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades President and CEO Jeannine Joy has been named ...
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Wildlife & Environment
The FWC became operational July 1, 1999, after Florida voters elected to replace the Florida Game...
Promoting the idea of installing a living shoreline was once a losing battle.
A well-deserved vacation from instruction and exams doesn’t have to come with the summer slide...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sharing the annual reminder that...
Government

Residents and city officials debated over flooding in the Moss Landing neighborhood during ...

Joel B. Hendry announced at the City of LaBelle Commission meeting June 13 he is running ...
The City of LaBelle is still tweaking its fence ordinance, adjusting verbiage as recently as its ...
Schools

The Social Media Communication CCC at FSW offers students a comprehensive understanding...

For twelve straight years, The Immokalee Foundation has received Take Stock in Children's (TSIC) Gold Level of Excellence Award.
Taylor Martin, of Fort Denaud, is among the more than 3,100 students who earned their degrees...
Health

Alzheimer's Association to host virtual event

The Alzheimer’s Association will host “WINK- The Power of Socialization and...

Grants available for nonprofits through the Autism Services Grant Council

Last year, the Florida Autism License Plate Program, administered by Arc Broward...

Drowning prevention: Water safety tips you should know

Understanding, teaching and modeling water safety, especially to young children, can reduce the potential...
Entertainment

Hendry and Glades County residents can apply for wildlife expedition

This expedition aims to unite Corridor-connected communities and offers a unique...

Fort Myers Brewing Company sizzles this summer with the annual SummerFest

Fort Myers Brewing Company is excited to announce its annual SummerFest from June 20-23, 2024.

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"...
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Opinion
A massive development known as Kingston has been proposed for the core breeding habitat of the Florida panther ...
We now know that many Americans have only been pretending to love representative government, always referring with pride...
That’s the way the Parable of the Sower begins. It’s the longest parable in Scripture.
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Nurses fight conspiracy theories along with coronavirus

Los Angeles emergency room nurse Sandra Younan spent the last year juggling long hours as she watched many patients struggle with the coronavirus and some die. Then there were the patients who …

State News
K'Jan Mason, a student of Hendry County Adult Learning participating in the welding program checks the torch prior to a welding project on Thursday, March 14 ,2024. The program helps adults gain the necessary experience to receive certification and immediately enter the local workforce after completion in Clewiston, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

A new airport could spark the economy in a rural part of Florida. Will the workforce be ready?

A rural Florida county is hoping a new $300 million airport will transform its economy and create more than 1,400 new, high-skilled jobs.
Jessica Leon, founder of the Horatio Leon, Jr., Water Safety Program, travelled to Tallahassee to promote her water safety initiatives. [Photo courtesy Jessica Leon]

LaBelle resident fights for water safety measures

In a state known for year-round water activities, it seems ironic that Florida leads the ...

Smart & Safe Florida announces statewide Veterans Coalition

On Tuesday, April 23, the Smart & Safe Florida campaign launched its “Vets Vote #YesOn3” statewide Veterans Coalition...
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