Glades Inn site sale agreement OK’d

MOORE HAVEN — A little over a year after they accepted a plan to buy and develop the site of the old Glades Inn, the Glades County commissioners approved a purchase and sale agreement with New Moore Haven LLC on Aug. 26. The matter had been tabled from their Aug. 13 meeting. Commissioner John Ahern […]

Glades County will push to finish Moonshine Park

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners will continue to press for more state financing for the ambitious Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park plan, part of the Moore Haven Canal project undertaken with state and federal partners. The project was discussed at the commissioners’ meeting Aug. 26 briefly as it is on the legislative priority list they […]

Glades County Summer Camp creates good memories

GLADES COUNTY — As Glades County students settle into their classrooms and back to school routines, many fond memories are shared of summer fun at the Glades County Summer Camp. Glades County Summer Camp was supervised by Stefanie Garrett, Carly Metzger, Elizabeth Devine and Rashondra Croskey, who provided an endless array of fun activities for […]

Glades board chips in $10K for community study McClure ‘Creative Placemaking’ project would cost $94,000 total

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners were asked Monday night to consider assisting with financing for a “Creative Placemaking Proposal” that would be put together by a company known as McClure. Commissioner Weston Pryor explained: “This is something that’s been brought to us by Glades Electric and some other entities that are trying to raise […]

Glades County Courthouse to get a makeover

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board of Commissioners approved several upgrades Monday night, July 22, for the entire second floor of the county courthouse. New carpeting will be placed in the courtroom and the county commission chamber, and the second floor interior will be painted. Acting County Manager Bob Jones told the commissioners that […]

Glades County offices to close

GLADES COUNTY — The Glades County Offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 8.

Glades Central football ready for Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — One of the top flag football teams in the state will be making the trip to Okeechobee to take on the OHS Lady Brahmans on March 28. The Glades Central Lady Raiders are ranked fifth in the state in the 1A region and head coach Sam Curry likes his team’s chances against the […]

Glades County employers asked to fill out survey

MOORE HAVEN — Tracy Whirls, executive director of the Glades County Economic Development Council Inc., has a special request for employers in the county and region: Data is being collected on the needs of employers and the quality and availability of skilled employees locally. An available and skilled workforce is the primary driver when businesses […]

Lakeport pastor accused of molesting child

GLADES COUNTY — A March 26 court date has been set for Franklin Edwin Woodham II, 56, of Sunset Strip in Lakeport, on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a person under the age of 16. According to the Glades County Sheriff’s Office report, the investigation into allegations against Woodham began on Dec. 20, […]

Glades County Road Watch

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • SR 80 from Birchwood Drive to Collingswood Boulevard: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]