Colegrove named chief of Glades Public Safety Department

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Public Safety Department was excited to announce May 19 that Angela Colegrove has accepted the position of public safety director. Ms. Colegrove started with Glades County in 1996 in the Emergency Management Division and progressed up the ladder. “Letters of support and confidence were provide by team members of […]

U.S. Sugar to distribute sweet corn to Florida families with assistance from Pioneer Growers, Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Cheney Brothers

Farmers will give away 5,000 crates of Florida-grown Glades sweet corn to families across Southwest and South Florida starting Wednesday.

Habitat hosts Thanksgiving party in park on Nov. 16

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Habitat for Humanity invites the community to a seasonal special event, set for Saturday, Nov. 16, at the city’s waterfront park on the Caloosahatchee River. “Thanksgiving at the Park” is meant to be a day of fun for all, brought to local residents by the Habitat for Humanity organization (H4H) […]

Terriers topple Brahmans at top of the lake

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Brahmans and Moore Haven Terriers faced each other for the first time since 2016 on Sept. 19 in Okeechobee. Back in that 2016 match-up, Okeechobee dominated the Terriers 45-7. Some key players from the 2019 Moore Haven team were there in 2016 when the Brahmans rolled into town and laid waste […]

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 […]

Mesloh is Glades’ top pick, again

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board has selected Jennifer James-Mesloh as its top choice to be the next county manager, for the second time in just over a year. Ms. Mesloh, a resident of Michigan, was Glades commissioners’ top-ranked applicant last summer, too, before withdrawing her name from consideration last Aug. 3. Their second […]

Friends, families finding consolation online

MOORE HAVEN — Many friends of the three young men killed last week in a crash outside town turned to social media for group comfort. Joshua Deese, who attended school and played football in Moore Haven with Dustin Chapman and Charlie Ford, was a close friend to those two, but said he did not know […]

Glades firefighter no longer employed after rain complaint

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Public Safety Director Bob Jones said Tuesday that a county firefighter who recorded a Snapchat video in which he complains about responding to an accident during a rainstorm is no longer employed by Glades County. Robert “Bobby” Sarazen, a LaBelle resident, had filed a complaint with the Hendry County Sheriff’s […]

Miss Sugar in Chalo Nitka parade

MOORE HAVEN — The 2019 Miss Sugar, Melissa Manning, who’ll preside over the upcoming Sugar Festival March 16 in Clewiston, enjoyed a ride in a sapphire blue convertible during the Chalo Nitka parade in Moore Haven on Feb. 2.

Tucker: Lies about lake must stop

WEST PALM BEACH — South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member Brandon Tucker blasted Congressman Brian Mast’s efforts to drastically lower the Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting at district headquarters in West Palm Beach. “Lowering the lake to 10.5 feet, in my opinion, is asinine,” he said. Rep. Mast, […]