Study needed to understand red tide, says FWC official

FORT MYERS — The Florida Gulf Coast is once again suffering from red tide, according to the ecological conditions report presented by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Eric Sutton at the Nov. 14 meeting of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board. The meeting took place at Florida Gulf Coast University. […]

CDC lake study comments close November 18

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will close the public comment period on a proposed study of persons exposed to algae in Lake Okeechobee on Nov. 18. CDC-2019-0079, published Sept. 17 in the Federal Register, proposes a collection project titled “Aerosols from cyanobacterial blooms: Exposures and health effects in a highly […]

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 […]

Athlete of the Week: L.J. Sampson

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven senior L.J. Sampson is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the week for his performance in the Terriers’ playoff win over the First Baptist Academy Lions on Nov. 8. Against the Lions Sampson completed 11 out of 14 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns. On paper, the Terriers headed […]

Football Around the Lake this Week

Playoff football is alive and well around the lake this week as three teams attempt to battle their way to an appearance in the state championship. • Pahokee Blue Devils: The Pahokee Blue Devils had the week off to come down from their emotional win over the Glades Day Raiders in the Muck Bowl on […]

Habitat hosts Thanksgiving party in park on Nov. 16

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Habitat for Humanity invites the community to a seasonal special event, set for Saturday, Nov. 16, at the city’s waterfront park on the Caloosahatchee River. “Thanksgiving at the Park” is meant to be a day of fun for all, brought to local residents by the Habitat for Humanity organization (H4H) […]

Hundreds of area schoolkids intrigued at career expo

MOORE HAVEN — Over 600 middle and high school students from the Glades County School District and Clewiston Christian School enjoyed a Career and College Fair last week at the regional training center. Glades County Superintendent of Schools Scott Bass credited the organizers — the district’s testing coordinator, Dr. John Huysman, along with Moore Haven […]

Glades County unveils full-time fire department

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Public Safety Department has come a long way in 2019. There have been discussions for years about how to do this, but on Wednesday, Nov. 6, the county was able to institute a full-time, fully staffed department, Emergency Management Director Angela Colegrove announced last week. Glades County Fire Rescue […]

GCSO arrest suspect connected to three robbery/carjackings in Glades County

GLADES COUNTY — A Glades County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) press release stated that just after 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, deputies responded to a reported robbery/carjacking at old Sportsman’s boat ramp. Prior to deputies arriving, the perpetrator fled the scene. Approximately 90 minutes later, deputies responded to the Aruba Campground in reference to a stolen […]

Bomb squad responds to suspicious item at Goodwill

MOORE HAVEN — On Friday, Nov. 8, at approximately 3:27 p.m, the Glades County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Goodwill, 1150 U.S. 27 N. in Moore Haven, regarding a suspicious cylinder located in a shipping box. The shipping box contained items sent to the local Goodwill from another Goodwill store in Lee County. Goodwill employees […]