Bohlen wins Pahokee commission chair

Mayor Babb, Murvin returned to office PAHOKEE — The Pahokee Chamber of Commerce’s executive director, Regina Bohlen, easily won the open seat on the City Commission in the March 12 elections. She will take the seat of Commissioner Diane Walker, winning by a comfortable margin of 57 percent of the votes (430), to 31 percent […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Bernard Young

  PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Bernard Young, 20, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on Frasier Court in Pahokee. Young is wanted on a warrant for violation of supervised own recognizance and burglary of a conveyance. […]

SFWMD hires executive director, approves C-43 reservoir bid

WEST PALM BEACH — The new governing board for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), who met for the first time on March 14, hired a new director, approved a contract for multi-million dollar reservoir, and authorized a settlement for a key piece of property for the Kissimmee River Restoration project. The later two […]

Local author holds book tour

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds knows about helping others. His role as founder and CEO of Suits for Seniors, Inc. is the nation’s fastest growing youth preparedness and exposure program. His newest venture takes him into the literary world as author of Adventures of the Rich and Famous, a book about encouraging children […]

Five die as plane crashes into lake

PAHOKEE — Five people died Friday, March 8, when a plane crashed into Lake Okeechobee near Pahokee, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The plane crash victims have been identified as: Eduardo Mulet, 45, of West Palm Beach; Eric Peterson, 73, Lighthouse Point; Matthew Fiorello, 36, of Palm Beach Gardens; Heather Bridwell, 43, […]

UPDATE: Names of plane crash victims released. Five killed when airplane crashes into Lake Okeechobee near Pahokee

PAHOKEE – Five people died Friday, March 8, when a plane crashed into Lake Okeechobee near Pahokee, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The plane crash victims have been identified as: Eduardo Mulet, 45, of West Palm Beach; Eric Peterson, 73, Lighthouse Point; Matthew Fiorello, 36, of Palm Beach Gardens; Heather Bridwell, 43, […]

Early morning crash claims 2 lives

BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade man and woman died from injuries received in an early morning crash on March 8. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 5:45 a.m. a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina operated by Sylvester Gibson, 50, of Belle Glade, was traveling eastbound on Runyan Village Road. The Chevrolet proceeded […]

Small plane crash north of Pahokee

PAHOKEE — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office news release stated that at 3:26 p.m. on March 8, a small airplane went down just north of the Pahokee airport, 400 yards from shore. One individual was observed swimming away from the airplane, however, has not been located. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue divers were searching […]

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation announces recipients of Youth Scholarship Program

BELLE GLADE/PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation (PBCSF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 Youth Scholarship Program. Ten Palm Beach County high school seniors, all of whom were nominated by a sworn employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, will receive $2,500 scholarships for their freshman year of college. […]

Pahokee mayor, two commission seats up in municipal election Tuesday, March 12

PAHOKEE — Thanks to Pahokee native Albert L. Polk IV aka DJChurchBoy (founder) and Alexis Polk (vice president) who run the Church Boy Foundation, the eight candidates in the city elections taking place next Tuesday, March 12, were able to state their cases to the voters in person last week. Mr. Polk acted as moderator […]