County may allow alcohol sales earlier on Sundays

OKEECHOBEE — Want to enjoy a Mimosa with Sunday brunch? At the Nov. 26 meeting, Okeechobee County Commissioners appeared to favor allowing restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages earlier on Sundays. An ordinance to allow on-premises consumption of alcohol in restaurants after 10 a.m. on Sunday will be advertised for public hearings. Community Development Director Bill […]

Hendry to hire firm to aid in code enforcement

CLEWISTON — Hendry County will contract with Calvin, Giordano & Associates Inc., a Florida firm with an office in Estero, to perform code enforcement and, in a pinch, building inspection services for the planning and zoning department. Although total costs will be unknown until a contract is drawn up, staff said in a report to […]

Glades County looks to restore Harney Pond Overlook

MOORE HAVEN — County commissioners told Glades County staff to move ahead on the idea of replacing the boardwalk at Harney Pond Overlook Park, which was torn down some time ago after recent hurricane damage. Local residents and Northern visitors both recently have been inquiring, County Manager Bob Jones told the board at their meeting […]

Glades County’s ‘new’ manager is familiar

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County finally has a “new” manager, but it’s a comfortable fit for the commission and entire county staff including him — not a difficult negotiator living in another state as their top pick turned out to be. Public Safety Director Bob Jones — the deputy county manager who’s been acting in […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County has declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The county proclamation notes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a platform for educating women about the importance of early detection of breast cancer through mammography and other methods. “Detection of breast cancer at an early stage greatly improves the chances for successful […]

Need help? Use phone, not Facebook

OKEECHOBEE — Community members who need help from county offices should call or email, not rely on social media posts, according to Okeechobee County Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs. In recent weeks, the chairman said he received some complaints about residents about the neglect or abuse of animals. When he asked if they had reported the […]

Commissioners discuss road safety, vandalism, signs

OKEECHOBEE — Safety concerns on State Road 710 were once again a topic of discussion at the Aug. 22 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commissioners. Commissioner David Hazellief said he has received complaints about safety concerns in regard to a State Road 710 property between County Road 15A and County Road 15B. “We have an […]