Glades economy’s powerhouse is agriculture

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Glades Region and Palm Beach County overall are faring much better as far as the agricultural economy goes than some other parts of the state. The numbers improved over the past few years for the Glades and Palm Beach County both and are projected to slip only slightly countywide, by […]

Lock it or lose it

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase in vehicle burglaries. Many of the burglaries have been occurring due to owners forgetting to lock their vehicles. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you to: • Do not leave valuables in plain view (GPS devices, […]

On Guardians’ agenda: SR 80 lighting, 2020 Census

BELLE GLADE — The Guardians of the Glades has one major legislative victory to its credit but, according to co-founder Tammy Jackson-Moore, doesn’t plan to settle back contentedly or slack off in its advocacy for residents of the region. The organization, born during discussions over a table at the Banyan Tree Restaurant in town in […]

Mentoring program plans YELP at The BRIDGE

SOUTH BAY — The Kings Tutoring and Mentoring Foundation Inc. soon will start a new program called YELP that founder Barbara King plans to put in place as soon as they can into the building they’re calling “The BRIDGE.” No relation to the organization known as BRIDGES of Palm Beach County (a Children’s Services Council […]

‘Tis The Season’ annual toy drive honors Jayven Johnson

CLEWISTON — The family honored at the toy drive this year was a family of siblings of Shakeria Favors. The presentation greetings came from Santa himself and the little elves, Eric, Emerie, Journee and Eli, who all journeyed to make the delivery a successful one. The recipients were very surprised upon being selected and welcomed […]

Montura land use study meeting set

CLEWISTON — Hendry County invites the public to attend the Community Meeting for the Montura Ranch Estates Community Land Use Study on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m., at the Central County Water Control District Meeting Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Hendry County staff and Waldrop Engineering will present results of the survey and […]

Hendry County joins Women’s March

FORT MYERS – Members of the Hendry County Democratic Women’s Club and the Hendry/Glades County chapters of the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida attended the 2020 Women’s March that was held, in conjunction with marches across the country and throughout the world, in Fort Myers on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Alliance for the Arts.

Martin Luther King Day honors civil rights hero

This week, scores of people gathered around the country to honor one of America’s best known civil rights heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was a man who was committed to social justice, a champion for equal rights, a hero who encouraged community action through non-violent protests. “Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the […]

Inspiring the Glades: Tammy Jackson-Moore

Guardians founder takes more boots-on-ground roles BELLE GLADE — Co-founder of the Guardians of the Glades organization, Tammy Jackson-Moore has taken on some different boots-on-the-ground roles lately. She’s had to pull back a bit from some of her slew of commitments in order to make sure she can devote enough time and energy to make […]

Expect lane closures on State Road 78 at Click Drive in Lakeport

LAKEPORT — State Road 78 (Lakeport Road) westbound at Click Drive: Permit project: On Wednesday, January 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists should expect a westbound lane closure on S.R. 78 (Lakeport Road) at Click Drive while crews perform clean up in that area