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 […]

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.