Hendry County BCC revised meeting schedule

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County has made several changes to the meeting schedule from Sept. 3 to Oct.8. These changes include budget workshops, budget hearings, regular Board meetings, and a roaming Board of County Commissioners meeting. The meeting schedule is as follows: • Sept. 3 – Budget workshop is postponed to Sept.10. • Sept. 10 […]

Hendry County road and bridge report for April 2

HENDRY COUNTY — Below is a report on projects recently completed by the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department: Mowing/Slopemowing • LaBelle Airport • Northeast Eucalyptus Boulevard • Sunshine Acres • Ladeca • 7K Subdivision • Harlem • Clewiston Area • Old U.S. 27 • Hendry County Sign at Palm Beach County Line • Airglades […]

Hendry Talent Fest events help reach students

HENDRY COUNTY — Talent competitions were held at the high schools in Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore Haven. The top three winners from each school competed in the final talent competition at the Sugar Festival in Clewiston on Friday, March 15. The events gave the Florida Department of Health Hendry and Glades, Drug Free Hendry and […]

Wheeler Estates moves toward development style

LaBELLE — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners has begun a process that will result in a special set of Land Development Code regulations specific to the area along the Lee County line known as Wheeler Estates. Southwest of LaBelle and lacking direct access to Florida State Road 80 (the east-west artery connecting to the […]

Adult Drug Court services change

LABELLE — Adult Drug Court, re-established in Hendry County on July 1, 2018, has contracted with TLS Consulting to provide professional alcohol and drug treatment services for participants, the 20th Judicial Circuit’s administrative office has announced. TLS Consulting is experienced with providing substance abuse treatment services; the firm currently provides treatment services for the Lee […]

Hendry Co. Road & Bridge Feb. 27 report

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Road and Bridge Department recently completed the following projects, according to a Feb. 27 report: • Mowing/slope mowing: Fort Denaud Acres, North LaBelle Subdivision, Alphabet Roads – South LaBelle, LaBelle Airport, Pioneer Subdivision, Forrey Drive, Harlem, 7K Subdivision, Airglades Airport, Clewiston Area and Ladeca Acres. • Grading: Wheeler Road, […]

Hunter safety courses offered Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Hendry County on Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hunter safety courses are designed to help students become safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters and learn about conservation. All firearms, ammunition and materials are […]

Feb. 21 hearing brings more code enforcement wins

LaBELLE — The Hendry County Board received another encouraging report on Tuesday, Feb. 26, regarding the success of their code enforcement efforts against blighted areas. Planning & Community Development Director Margaret Emblidge and Code Enforcement Supervisor Wanda Rota-Reina presented commissioners with a summary of the outcomes of cases brought before Hendry County Judge Darrell R. […]

Hendry 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 at Riverbend RV Park: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, […]

HCSO takes on scourge of human trafficking

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) is placing its emphasis on human trafficking. The office’s CIU is a four-member team made up of Sgt. Wanda Hainley plus Deputies Nicolas Todd, Richard Krasinskas and Troy Urbanowski. In 2017, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden applied for a grant from the Department of Justice, Community […]