Attendance is the target at Belle Glade Elementary

BELLE GLADE — BRIDGES of Belle Glade will be convening its Early Childhood Leadership Collaborative at its regular monthly meeting, set for 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Belle Glade Elementary School — and the community’s invited. Members will get together to discuss the new push the organization is jumping in on for 2020 and […]

Business Development Board ramps up efforts

WEST PALM BEACH — The Business Development Board (BDB) of Palm Beach County has been active on several fronts in recent years in trying to build up the Glades Region’s economy. Shereena Coleman, vice president for business facilitation and the Glades Region for the BDB, was asked last week to talk about their efforts after […]

Developer improves more than just houses

BELLE GLADE — Four former “camp boys,” whose cane cutter dad brought them from Jamaica to the Glades in the 1980s, have not only seized the American Dream for themselves but are spreading it around. Fitzroy Rhoden lives in Wellington with his own family, and took the time to sit down at his busy office […]

Mast claims Nikki Fried favoring farmers, Fried response: ‘Mast letter incorrect and purposefully misleading’

JACKSONVILLE — Yet another missive from Congressman Brian Mast was stirring up controversy last week, leading to heated debates on social media. In a Jan. 9 letter to Col. Andrew Kelly of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Rep. Mast, a Republican representing the Treasure Coast, accused the corps of allowing a “grave conflict […]

City of Stuart may sue Army Corps of Engineers over lake plan

The City of Stuart may file a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in protest of the USACOE plan to prioritize water supply for the remainder of the dry season.

Gove Elementary School events for January

New school hours Students should arrive by 7:50 a.m. Instructional time is 8 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. There will be NO supervision before 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. only. Dismissal is at 2:35 p.m. Bus times and migrant Pre-K will remain the same. Dates to remember • Now through […]

Over a million taxpayers left waiting for refund

Last year, the Internal Revenue Service’s anti-fraud filter, Filter X, flagged and stopped the processing of almost 1.1 million tax returns, according to Acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget T. Roberts. The refunds of these taxpayers were held for weeks or even months, but over half were eventually paid. One Okeechobee family filed their tax return […]

Winter algae blooms reported in Florida waters

Over the past month, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has investigated 17 reports of algae blooms in Florida. While algae and cyanobacteria blooms are commonly seen in Florida lakes, ponds and waterways in the summer, the algae and cyanobacteria are always present and the right conditions can result in a “bloom” even in the […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Shawntaveius Britton

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Shawntaveius Britton, 36, black, female, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. Her last known address was Palm Boulevard in Pahokee. Britton is wanted on a warrant for failure to deliver leased equipment. Anyone with […]

Road Watch for Glades County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • U.S. 27 from Fifth Street to north of S.R. 78: (Construction project) Crews will be milling and resurfacing the roadway on U.S. 27 from […]