Nutrient pollution comes from ‘everywhere’

At their May 8 workshop meeting, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board was briefed on the complicated issue of nutrient loading into waterways. The nutrient load from north of the lake is a complicated issue. Even the term “nutrient pollution” can be confusing explained Tom Frick, director, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, […]

Lady Gators dominate Westwood Christian in regional playoff

It took two days but only six innings for the Lady Gators to put a convincing playoff win on their record in the regional softball tournament. The Glades Day Lady Gators defeated Westwood Christian Lady Warriors 14-3 in the regional semifinal on May 10. The game was originally scheduled for May 9, but was rained […]

1st Haitian Baptist Church hosts family reunion

BELLE GLADE — The First Haitian Baptist Church of Belle Glade is inviting friends, families and alumni of its Children and Youth Development Center to a family reunion. The event will take place Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Church and the Development Center are located at 200 S.W. Ave. B […]

Trump tweets support for CERP funding

President Donald Trump has apparently changed his mind about funding the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir and other Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan projects. On Monday, the president expressed his support for increased funding for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan in a tweet. “My administration will be fighting for $200 million for the Army Corps Everglades restoration […]

Lake area counties unite to support healthy Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — County commissioners from all around the big lake gathered in Okeechobee on May 7 to discuss the lake so important to their communities. About 350 area residents were in the audience at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall for the historic multi-county meeting. Okeechobee County Commissioner Terry Burroughs noted the Everglades system begins […]

Belle Glade traffic crash claims life of woman

BELLE GLADE — An Argentina woman succumbed to injuries received in a May 13 traffic crash in Belle Glade. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that at approximately 6:02 p.m. a 2019 Mercedes operated by Victor Sanagal, 69, of Argentina, was traveling southbound on County Road 827A, within the 36500 block, approaching […]

Visit WTEC and learn about simulator technology

BELLE GLADE — Visit West Technical Education Center on Tuesday, May 14, and learn about simulator technology that can be utilized to provide training in areas that can lead to employment opportunities for the Glades residents. eSolutions has transformed the atrium of West Tech in a showroom displaying training simulators for forklift operation, pain booth […]

Belle Glade woman dies in traffic crash

BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade woman died in a traffic crash in the 35200 block of State Road 80 in Belle Glade on Thursday, May 9. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that at approximately 12:45 p.m. a 2000 Toyota Avalon operated by Camille Bedward, 38, of Belle Glade, was traveling […]

Lake area counties work toward common goals

Officials from the five counties that surround Lake Okeechobee met Tuesday to find common ground and start the work to come up with unified message about the future of Lake Okeechobee. Commissioners from Martin, Hendry, Glades, Palm Beach and Okeechobee counties gathered in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall on May 7. A crowd of […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Jesus Alpizar

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Jesus Alpizar, 39, white, male, five feet six inches tall, 130 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on Southeast Avenue G in Belle Glade. Alpizar is wanted on a warrant for aggravated battery and aggravated […]