Palm Beach County’s sweeping orders aim to ‘lead by example,’ Kerner says

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County is trying to “lead by example” in taking some drastic steps to more or less have all of its 1.5 million citizens and untold numbers of visitors to essentially shelter in place, starting immediately. County officials told the public to all but stay home, period, in a 4 […]

Tax Collector announces temporary office closures

All tax collector services will be provided online, by mail, email and phone until further notice. WEST PALM BEACH – On March 19, Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon announced all tax collector service centers will be closed Friday, March 20 and Monday, March 23 as the agency prepares for critical operational changes due to […]

Palm Beach County to Announce Additional Community Actions

PALM BEACH COUNTY — In anticipation of an Executive Order to be issued by Governor Ron DeSantis as announced at his 5 pm press conference in Broward County, additional community actions including restrictions on dine in restaurant services, certain types of business establishments, and beaches, are expected to be identified for Palm Beach County on […]

Cultural Council offering $7,500 artists’ fellowships in 2020

LAKE WORTH BEACH — The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announces a new initiative for 2020: It is launching a new funding program for artists across all disciplines designed to honor and support the creative individuals who comprise Palm Beach County’s cultural sector, according to a flier from the organization. “Through a generous grant […]

Palm Beach School District sues e-cig maker

WEST PALM BEACH — With over three dozen deaths now reported nationwide from lung injuries caused by vaping, the Palm Beach County School District has recently become one of several suing JUUL, an e-cigarette maker. The district filed suit Nov. 22 in the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami, seeking reimbursement […]

Water Utilities Department receives a pair of honors

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) was awarded the Most Improved Class A Water Treatment Plant for upgrades to Water Treatment Plant #3 (WTP3) and finished as the runner-up for the Earle B. Phelps Award in recognition of professionalism and performance at the Western Region Wastewater Treatment Facility during […]

Palm Beach County wins 18 NACo Achievement Awards

The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces that Palm Beach County won eighteen 2019 NACo Achievement Awards. The awards recognize innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents. A total of six Palm Beach County departments and divisions earned the following honors: Community Services/Human Services Division — human services category • Coordinated Entry […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Bernard Young

  PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Bernard Young, 20, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on Frasier Court in Pahokee. Young is wanted on a warrant for violation of supervised own recognizance and burglary of a conveyance. […]

Candidates forum tonight

PAHOKEE — A candidates forum will begin at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 27, in the City of Pahokee Cafeteria, 360 E. Main St. There are eight candidates for three positions: mayor as well as city commissioner in Groups I and II. Mayor Keith W. Babb Jr. is running for another term against challengers Nathaniel Holmes, […]

Rick Scott pays a visit

The older adults attending Palm Beach County Division of Senior Service’s West County Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19, got a surprise visitor. United States Senator Rick Scott paid a visit to West County Senior Center. During his time at the County operated Senior Center, Senator Scott toured the center’s different areas to observe the activities offered and greet the older adult participants. As the Center expands […]