Glades County court proceedings suspended

GLADES COUNTY — All jury proceedings and nonessential court proceedings will remain suspended through Friday, April 17, per Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order 20-17. If you have documents for the clerk’s office, a drop box is located at the south entrance door to the Glades County Courthouse. You must include your name and telephone number […]

This summons you can ignore

MOORE HAVEN — If you are among the few hundred Glades County residents who recently got a letter in the mail from Clerk of Court Sandra H. Brown, informing that “you are hereby personally commanded to … appear before the judge of the Circuit and/or County in and for Glades County … at the Courthouse […]

Glades County students pick up Chromebooks

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County students started picking up Chromebooks this week. Families who do not have computers at home can pick up Chromebooks from the school district. A parent MUST come with the student to pick up the Chromebook. Parents are to enter through the west gate by the baseball field and exit through […]

Access limited to Glades County Courthouse

MOORE HAVEN – Starting Monday, March 23, the Glades County Court House will limit action to the south entrance only. The public will be restricted to how many people will be allowed in each office at one time. For more information, call 863-946-6000. At this time, Glades County E911 is not able to verify or […]

Glades County Clerk of Court office closed to the public

By Sandra H. Brown Glades County Clerk of Court MOORE HAVEN – As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, extra safety precautions are being taken. Effective March 23, 2020 and until further notice, the Glades County Clerk of Court’s Office will be closed to the public. Staff […]

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 […]