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 […]

Special meeting called in South Bay

SOUTH BAY —The City of South Bay will hold a special meeting scheduled for Monday, March 4, beginning at 6 p.m., in the commission chambers at South Bay City Hall, 335 S.W. Second Ave., to address the following item of business: reconstruction of Southwest First Street from Southwest Seventh Avenue to U.S. 27 and Southwest […]

Register for Let’s Move

WEST PALM BEACH — Registration is now open for the seventh annual Let’s Move! Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge, Palm Health Foundation’s monthlong activity challenge that kicks off on March 1, in partnership with CBS12. Schools, businesses, municipalities, churches, community teams and individuals are welcome to register at letsmovepbc.org for the challenge that resulted […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Patricia Coleman

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Patricia Coleman also known as Patricia Sparrow, 50, black, female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and she has multiple tattoos. Her last known address was on Northwest Ninth Avenue in South Bay. Coleman is […]

Supervisor requests investigation into unidentified “robo” calls to voters

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link has requested an investigation into unidentified “robo” calls that were made between Feb. 15 through Feb. 19 to voters who requested Vote by Mail ballots for the March 12 Uniform Municipal Elections. Without explicitly saying as much, the robo call script implies that the call is […]

LORE to have premiere Business After Hours Mixer Feb. 28

BELLE GLADE — A heads-up is going out to business owners and entrepreneurs in the greater Lake Okeechobee region, especially the Glades agricultural areas of western Palm Beach and eastern Hendry counties. The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach County is having its inaugural “Business after hours” gathering beginning at 5:30 p.m. on […]

Humans: The most ‘harmful invasive’ of all? Human waste adds millions of pounds of phosphorus and nitrogen to Florida’s ecosystems

OKEECHOBEE — For decades, South Florida has been plagued by harmful invasive plants and animals that wreak havoc on the native ecosystems. Waterways are choked with hydrilla, originally imported from Asia for aquariums. Melaleuca, imported from Australia in a misguided plan to “drain the swamp,” grows so thick it squeezes out native vegetation and animals. […]

Tucker: Lies about lake must stop

WEST PALM BEACH — South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member Brandon Tucker blasted Congressman Brian Mast’s efforts to drastically lower the Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting at district headquarters in West Palm Beach. “Lowering the lake to 10.5 feet, in my opinion, is asinine,” he said. Rep. Mast, […]

Celebrate Black History Month at your library

In branches throughout the Palm Beach County Library System they will be offering events that honor the heritage, contributions and achievements of the African American community. Join them for book discussions, musical performances, films, African American genealogical research, and much more. With over 20 events being offered, there will be something for all ages and […]

Camel named to National League of Cities panel

SOUTH BAY — City Manager Leondrae Camel has been named to the National League of Cities’ federal advocacy committee for Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR). This committee has the lead responsibility for developing the league’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal […]