Commission to revisit Pahokee soccer field discussion

PAHOKEE — Soccer players in Pahokee met with some success after they turned out en masse at the Aug. 27 City Commission meeting to protest their being barred from the newly renovated football field. The commission voted 5-0 to overrule the city manager; however, due to some confusion the subject will be discussed again this […]

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 […]

Calling all PBC student, emerging, and professional artists

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County Art in Public Places invites student, emerging and professional artists residing throughout Palm Beach County to participate in Outside the Box, a community public art project that transforms up to 36 ordinary traffic signal boxes into vibrant artworks. Located in municipal and unincorporated Belle Glade, Pahokee and South […]

Bahamas relief drive in Palm Beach County this weekend

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County is teaming up with Tropical Shipping and Carnival Cruise Lines to collect emergency supplies this weekend for residents of The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. This relief effort has been sanctioned by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of the Government of The Bahamas. Donations will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Labor Day brings hurricane fatigue

Lake Okeechobee area residents spent Labor Day weekend watching the very slow progress of Dorian, which grew to a massive Category 5 hurricane by Saturday and then stalled about 100 miles off the Florida coastline. By Tuesday, the storm had fallen in strength to Category 2 and was slowly moving northwest. The track deviation from […]

USPS restores mail delivery, retail operations

SOUTH FLORIDA — The South Florida District of the U.S. Postal Service has announced the resumption of mail delivery and retail operations, which had been temporarily suspended, due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian. The following 3-digit ZIP Code areas will have delivery and retail services effective Wednesday,Sept. 4: 334 and 349. USPS Service Alerts […]

Update for Big O area counties: Okeechobee schools to reopen Thursday; Hendry County and Glades County schools reopen Wednesday; Government offices reopen

NINETEENTH JUDICIAL COURT The 19th Circuit Court confirming reopening of 19th Circuit Courts on Thursday, September 5th. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY OKEECHOBEE – The City of Okeechobee will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. Okeechobee County School District teachers return to work on Wednesday, as a teacher work day. Students return to school on Thursday, Sept. […]

Updates from Emergency Operations Centers for Okeechobee, Glades and Palm Beach Counties

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY OKEECHOBEE – Update from Waste Management on Residential Garbage Collection: Due to Hurricane Dorian, Waste Management will resume Residential garbage collection on Wednesday, Sept. 4 , weather permitting, as follows: The Wednesday, Sept. 4 collection, will include Monday and Tuesday residential route customers only. The Thursday Sept. 5 collection, will include Wednesday residential […]