Glades County Sheriff David Hardin launches security app

GLADES COUNTY — Sheriff David Hardin is urging residents to download the free Florida See Something, Say Something (Florida See Say) mobile app to report suspicious activity. The app allows citizens to report suspicious activity related to terrorism. Citizens can also access educational materials and videos to learn what is suspicious and how to stay […]

Bass to leave Glades County School district

MOORE HAVEN – Glades County Superintendent of Schools Scott Bass has announced plans to leave the school district for Indian River County. His last day with Glades County Schools will be Feb. 17. Mr. Bass said he was offered the job as assistant superintendent in the much larger school district. Since Glades County Superintendent of […]

Educators honored at Golden Apple Celebration

MOORE HAVEN – West Glades Elementary School teacher Tonie Marine Garcia was named Glades County District Teacher of the Year at the annual Golden Apple Celebration on Jan. 10. Pauline Lewis of Moore Haven Elementary was named District School-Related Employee of the Year. In response to the question, “What inspires you as an educator?” Ms. […]

Glades commissioners to tour eastern communities

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board of Commissioners will clamber into a bus or van after their first meeting of the new year to take a tour of the communities in the sprawling rural county. Susan Whidden, administrative secretary to County Manager Bob Jones, announced the agenda for that day, on Friday. The “Eastern […]

Meet the Firefighter: Glades County’s Jason Snyder

MOORE HAVEN — This 2019 season of Thanksgiving seems to be a good time to revive our old Okeechobee News tradition of recognizing first responders whose lives are on the line for all of us every day. Especially in Glades County this autumn there is gratitude in the chilling air as the county’s new full-time […]

Glades County unveils full-time fire department

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Public Safety Department has come a long way in 2019. There have been discussions for years about how to do this, but on Wednesday, Nov. 6, the county was able to institute a full-time, fully staffed department, Emergency Management Director Angela Colegrove announced last week. Glades County Fire Rescue […]

Glades County motorcycle crash claims two lives

GLADES COUNTY  — A two motorcycle crash in Glades County claimed two lives Saturday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Steve Nunes, Jr., 26, of Saginaw, Texas was driving a 2017 Ducati motorcycle. Fabio Ramos, 29, of Cape Coral was driving a 2017 BMW motorcycle. Both motorcyclists were eastbound on Loblolly Bay Road […]

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 […]