Water managers move more water south

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) deactivated its Emergency Operations Center and returned to “seasonal readiness” at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The district received an average of about 1 inch of rainfall throughout Hurricane Dorian. District staff are working to return the regional flood control system to normal operations. The district […]

Road Watch for Hendry 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. • S.R. 80 from Dalton Lane to C.R. 833: (Construction project) Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add […]

Heartland counties still have no voice at SFWMD

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board will focus on water quality issues at its Sept. 11 workshop meeting in West Palm Beach. The Heartland counties of the South Florida Water Management District will once again have no representation. The seat for the at-large member for an area that includes […]

Deputies find body in burned vehicle

CLEWISTON — In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 4, Hendry County deputies received a call about a vehicle fire in the area of 13th Street and Virginia Avenue, Harlem, in the Clewiston area. Once on scene, investigators found a body in the vehicle that was burned beyond recognition. On Sept. 6, Hendry County […]

SFWMD re-opening public access to recreation land after Hurricane Dorian passed

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has re-opened public access to SFWMD-managed land and all land managed in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) as of Thursday, Sept. 5. Access was temporarily closed for public safety last week because of the expected impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Information on all SFWMD-managed lands […]

Hendry County BCC revised meeting schedule

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County has made several changes to the meeting schedule from Sept. 3 to Oct.8. These changes include budget workshops, budget hearings, regular Board meetings, and a roaming Board of County Commissioners meeting. The meeting schedule is as follows: • Sept. 3 – Budget workshop is postponed to Sept.10. • Sept. 10 […]

Clewiston course will get brand-new golf carts

CLEWISTON — The municipal golf course will boast all brand-new golf carts at some point during the upcoming winter tourism season after action by the City Commission on Aug. 19. The commissioners had to change their staff’s planned financing tactics, however, when City Attorney Gary Brandenburg raised a red flag about relying on a banking […]

Students get new Skechers for school

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Democratic Women’s Club recently partnered with the Greater Harvest A.M.E. Church, along with support from Rock Enterprises Inc., SWEAT, and Farm Credit of Florida, to provide 18 students with new shoes, as they start their school year. The shoes, “brand new and the latest styles,” says HCDWC President Laura […]

Dorian relief efforts for Bahamas under way in earnest

Relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas are being mounted in nearly every community around Lake Okeechobee and across South Florida. Floridians are finding it only natural, not to mention a little heart-wrenching, to take the attitude of “There but for the grace of God go we.” It easily could have been us […]

Lake O region’s volleyball teams facing off

Volleyball season has kicked off around the lake, and throughout these first few weeks several lake area teams have already faced off. The Clewiston Lady Tigers varsity volleyball squad have played Glades Central and Glades Day early in the season. The Lady Tigers shut out Glades Central 3-0 on Aug. 20. The two teams battled […]