Photos sought to decorate new county offices

What does Okeechobee mean to you? Photos are sought to decorate the new offices of the Okeechobee County Tax Collector and Property Appraiser

Magistrate to hear code enforcement cases

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County code enforcement special magistrate will hear six new cases and 12 old cases plus one request for a fine reduction at the Jan. 21 hearing at 2 p.m. in the Okeechobee Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. New business• The 20016 N.W. 266th St. property owned by Robert M. […]

Photos sought to decorate new county building

OKEECHOBEE — What does Okeechobee County mean to you? Okeechobee Property Appraiser Mickey Bandi and Tax Collector Celeste Watford want their new office building to be decorated with images that reflect the community. Mr. Bandi and Ms. Watford ask community member to submit photos of persons, places and things that represent the Okeechobee community, to […]

The 2020 Okeechobee Outdoor Expo photo gallery

Mast claims Nikki Fried favoring farmers, Fried response: ‘Mast letter incorrect and purposefully misleading’

JACKSONVILLE — Yet another missive from Congressman Brian Mast was stirring up controversy last week, leading to heated debates on social media. In a Jan. 9 letter to Col. Andrew Kelly of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Rep. Mast, a Republican representing the Treasure Coast, accused the corps of allowing a “grave conflict […]

City of Stuart may sue Army Corps of Engineers over lake plan

The City of Stuart may file a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in protest of the USACOE plan to prioritize water supply for the remainder of the dry season.

Winter algae blooms reported in Florida waters

Over the past month, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has investigated 17 reports of algae blooms in Florida. While algae and cyanobacteria blooms are commonly seen in Florida lakes, ponds and waterways in the summer, the algae and cyanobacteria are always present and the right conditions can result in a “bloom” even in the […]

County considers cost of city fire protection

OKEECHOBEE — At their Jan. 8 meeting, Okeechobee County commissioners reviewed the potential cost of adding personnel if the county provides fire protection with the city limits. Last year, the Okeechobee City Council approached the county about the possibility of the county taking over fire protection in the city limits. The county already provides EMT […]

County supports gun rights, armed school personnel

OKEECHOBEE — Guns were on the agenda at the Jan. 8 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission. By special resolution, Okeechobee County became a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. The commissioners also approved the sheriff’s request to use state grant funding for the armed school guardians program. “The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners hereby declares […]

Get outdoors and explore Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County has plenty to do and see for those who love the great outdoors. To the fisherman, Okeechobee County, the home of the “Big O,” is one of the top lakes in the country for catching bass and speckled perch. Professional bass anglers fish Lake Okeechobee for thousands of dollars in tournament […]

WP RSS Plugin on WordPress