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. […]

Habitat for Humanity sets wall-raising party

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Habitat for Humanity is seeking public support and participation for a Wall Raising Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 22, as it begins construction of the county’s first Habitat homes. Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity and Wallace International Trucks will host a Glades County Economic Development Council business social that day at […]

G. Harvey Estates plans on 90-day hold

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — Developer Glen Harvey, who is near the final stages of planning a 509-home development called G. Harvey Estates near Buckhead Ridge, requested and received a 90-day extension on his rezoning petition from the Glades County Board this week. He had hoped to be ready for final approval after a scheduled second public […]

GEF gets grant to help classroom teachers and AVID funding

MOORE HAVEN — A nearly $12,000 grant of matching funds from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) will enable Glades County’s own organization to assist local schools and double the impact of donated dollars. The CFEF recently gave the Glades Education Foundation (GEF) $11,914.79 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching […]

Plan still on to push for iTech branch in Glades County

MOORE HAVEN — During a joint workshop of the Glades County School Board, the County Board and the Moore Haven City Council Tuesday night, Jan. 29, at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF), Superintendent Scott Bass said the word of the night was “perseverance.” There was determination in the room but, unfortunately, not the […]

‘Miss Dean’ brings unique discipline to school board

MOORE HAVEN — Gloria Dean Reese feels as though she was moved by God and her faith to bring her perspectives on education to a loftier perch. Her outlook will be especially fresh as one of the five people sitting in charge of the public schools and the newest face on the Glades County School […]

$2.7 million sewer project added to Glades wish list

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners finalized their list of requests to the Florida Legislature for the 2019 session on Jan. 8, and there was a prominent, $2.7 million addition to it, recommended by their lobbying firm and enthusiastically endorsed 5-0 by the board. Tops on the list is a request for $700,000 to construct […]