Children swing into positive fairways and futures

CLEWSTON — This year, during the pandemic, many summer camps were closed. But, over at the Clewiston Golf Course, children of any experience level between the ages of 5-12, were invited to attend Junior Golf Camp. The cost was $150 per child, and there were two summer sessions, one held in June and another in […]

COVID-19 testing available by appointment in Hendry and Glades Counties

HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties continues to provide free COVID-19 Testing. Notices for available testing sites, days and times will be sent out on a weekly basis. (Please note: New time-frame) There are no criteria for testing, however, appointments are required and individuals must be 18 years […]

Clewiston-born film student creates viral video

CLEWISTON — Keianna Summers is passionate about using her voice to impact the community. She says finding your voice gives people so much empowerment. She recently produced a film, titled “Protect Our Women. Free Our Men. Love Our Skin.”, that has gone viral on social media. “I love showing others my journey, and how you […]

Clewiston man turns $20 into $5 million with scratch-off ticket

CLEWISTON — Residents of Hendry County have been shocked to find that their friend and neighbor, Jorge Mederos, 31 of Clewiston, bought a winning scratch-off ticket from a Publix in Tampa for $20 that awarded him one of six top prizes of $5 million. Due to their COVID-19 precautions, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices […]

Letter from Clewiston City Manager Randy Martin

Citizens, business owners & other interested parties: On July 19, Clewiston hosted in the rain at Civic Park the area’s first Juneteenth celebration commemorating the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation. I along with a number of city, county and other regional officials attended the event, which included a walk from the Harlem Community to the […]

Clewiston FYI

Dates to Remember• July 1 — Virtual Planning & Zoning Board meeting. Virtual meeting instructions on how to watch and/or participate in the virtual meeting will be included with the meeting agenda announcement. • July 20 — City Commission meeting. It has not yet been determined if this meeting will be virtual or in-person. If […]

Clewiston man dies from gunshot wounds

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is currently investigating the shooting death of 21-year-old La’Ronte Le’Ahjanie Malkeek Turner of Clewiston. Hendry County deputies responded to Club Gossip, 1825 13th Street, Clewiston, in the eastern portion of Hendry County on June 11, 2020 at approximately 11:30 p.m.  It had been reported there were […]

Protest page was fake, says Glades Lives Matter representative

CLEWISTON — The social media post promoting a June 3 Black Lives Matter protest at the Clewiston Walmart was a fake, according to Janet Taylor of Glades Lives Matter. She said no one in her organization knew anything about it until Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden posted a message on social media on Tuesday, June […]

COVID-19 testing available in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County will provide free COVID-19 testing. Notices for available testing sites, days and times will be sent out on a weekly basis. • Hendry County Health Department, 1100 S. Olympia in Clewiston, on Wednesday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to noon (weather permitting).• Hendry County […]

Clewston’s Eastside Elementary announces honor roll students for fourth nine weeks

A Honor RollKindergarten — Senoya Anderson, Maria Andres Velasco, Yadiel Antonio, Michael Arnett, Danny Chilel-Vicente, Anthony Clarke, Kamoryn Damms, Aria Despiau, Nicole Diaz, Aston Dixon, Dominic Echevarria, Nalayna Flemming, Tiffany Franklin, Seth Fredette, Messi Garcia, Roselyn Gomez-Garcia, Jazmin Gonzalez Bustamante, Denny Granados, Maggie Hayes, Carter Hill, Johari Harold, Jordan Howard, Joseph Jackson, Kaveah Johnson, Jaione […]