Meet the officer: Lt. Jimmy Mills trains K9s

  I started with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office in October 1994 as an auxiliary deputy sheriff. I attended the auxiliary academy and certified as an auxiliary deputy sheriff at the end of 1994 through Indian River Community College. In the beginning of 1995, I started the full-time academy at Indian River Community College. After […]

Coquina rescinds Interlocal Agreement with county: What does this mean to ATV riders on ‘The Prairie’?

OKEECHOBEE — Acting on behalf of the Coquina Water Control District (CWCD), the Owens Law Group sent registered letters Jan. 25, to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department, Okeechobee County Administrator and Okeechobee County Attorney informing them of the termination of the Interlocal Agreement entered into by Okeechobee County and CWCD in June of 2017. One […]

Sheriff Stephen is asked to investigate deputy

OKEECHOBEE — Sheriff Noel Stephen received an unusual letter from the Owens Law Group this week asking for a formal investigation into the alleged abusive practices of Deputy Bryan Holden toward the land owners in the Viking Estates, also known as the Prairie. The letter states the Owens Law Group was retained by Coquina Water […]