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Lisa Wilson

Belle Glade family loses six to COVID-19 in three weeks

BELLE GLADE – A Belle Glade family lost six family members in just three weeks to COVID-19.

One in three unvaccinated caregivers will continue to refuse the shot

Caring.com has published results from a survey of caregivers.

Florida's COVID-19 death rate, up slightly to 1.5% of positive cases

Florida added 2,468 covid deaths to the state’s total last week.
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Human Interest
"If you write about this, don't tell people I'm dead," said Gordie Peer.

Okeechobee's legendary stuntman is not dead yet

Despite rumors to the contrary, former Hollywood stuntman Gordie Peer is alive.

Mayor Dave Kerner presents update on Covid-19

City officials provided residents of Palm Beach County with information on Covid-19 vaccinations during a press briefing on Aug. 9. 

Parents face special challenges after a hurricane

Nobody ever said family life was a breeze ... yet few are prepared for the gale force impact that hurricanes can pack…
Community
The church column brings you services and events at churches of the Big Lake area.
Palm Beach State College is seeking nominations for its 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards.
If medicines help you, make sure they don’t hurt solid waste workers or our environment.
Police/Fire
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Carmen Vasquez...
SOUTH BAY  -- A 72-year-old man was struck by two vehicles and killed on  U.S. 27 in South Bay on Sept. 16, at 4:49 p.m.
The Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General has ordered a South Bay hotel owner to reimburse $3,750 in aid
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges Sept. 13 - Sept. 20.
Opinion
National Social Security Advisor At the AMAC Foundation Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security.
Jesus is teaching his disciples about what they can expect when they go out into the world. And he doesn’t mince words! He says, “Don’t think I have come to bring peace to the …
Weather
The National Weather Center issued the following update on Tropical Storm Elsa at 11 a.m. on July 5:
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season...
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Schools
The people of U.S. Sugar were happy to partner with Rosenwald Elementary School and help their drumline look amazing
Glades Day School congratulates their lower school Citizenship Award recipients for the month of August. The Citizenship Award is given to students...
It’s hog season! The weekend of Sept. 11 and 12, Glades Day FFA students worked hard to prepare the barn for the arrival of their hogs on Sunday.
Government

Muck Tavern lease to move forward for state approval

PAHOKEE – After months of delays, plans to open the Muck Tavern Restaurant are finally moving forward.

Pahokee to receive $3 million in American Rescue Plan funds

The City of Pahokee will receive $3,162,890 in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to information shared …

Palm Beach County BOCC briefs for Sept. 14

This column lists the briefs from the PBC Board of County Commissioners meeting held Sept. 14.
Health

Yoga for Life: Yoga props for stability

Yoga props can be used to reduce stress and calm the mind when learning new postures to create a wider range of motion. Props help to stabilize the body...

Brumback Clinics receive Health Center Quality Leader and Pandemic Response Awards

For the third year in a row, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics as a gold-level...

Belle Glade kids learn about mental health awareness through dance event

Recent Philanthropy Tank (www.philanthropytank.org) awarded program StudentBodyHealth along with Federation of Families of Florida, Inc. and Healthier Glades...
Business
The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a hearing at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, September 20, 2021, to consider Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) petition for a rate increase...
For the first time since available records began in 2005, there are more job openings than unemployed people in Palm Beach County...
Dress For Success Belle Glade was the newest location for Dress for Success.
The Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity (OEBO) is hosting the 2021 Palm Beach County Youth Entrepreneurship Forum, “Mind Your Business,” on Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Veterans
Jonica Hough, owner of Ultimateflags.com, was thrilled to get a package from the Marines who received her flags.

Flag company surprised with gift from Marines

Several months ago, UltimateFlags.com received a request from a Marine...
Palm Beach Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base located in Palm Beach County, just west of West Palm Beach, Florida. During its operational use by the military, its major mission was air transport and as a training base. It was closed in 1962. During World War II, it was known as Morrison Army Airfield, taking its name from the civilian airport, Morrison Field, from which it originated.

WPB Morrison Field and the B-29 'Superfortress'

On June 15, 1944, 51 B-29 "Superfortress" bombers dropped their payloads ...
Opinion
Hello, my name is Lavonne Sherrell. I am a veteran and a lifelong resident of Clewiston for 71 years.
AMAC National Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security.
The Sierra Club was founded by a white supremacist as a “club for middle and upper-class white people”...
Traffic & Road Work
A major milestone in national toll interoperability has been achieved with interoperability between two of the largest customer bases in the country.
TAMPA – The Colonial Pipeline is still down, yet Florida remains well supplied with fuel. While there is not considered to be a gasoline “shortage” in Florida, there are reports of …
Long lines at the pump in some Florida cities were reminiscent of hurricane season this week, as some drivers appeared to panic over a potential gasoline shortage.
Agriculture
Dr. Zhengfei Guan, the UF/IFAS economist who led the study.

Tomato trade with Mexico could cost U.S. growers $250M a year

As Mexico increases tomato exports across the world, including to the United States, prices plummet for American growers...

Citrus Nutrition Day seminar to be offered Oct. 26 in Lake Alfred

Proper nutrition for disease damaged citrus trees is critical to extending their productivity. Growers can learn more...
Wildlife & Environment
St. Johns River Connector Florida Forever Project

Key land parcels added to Florida Wildlife Corridor

Totaling nearly 20,000 Acres, land parcels will preserve key links in the Florida Wildlife Corridor.
Gopher tortoises are long-lived reptiles that occupy upland habitat throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. They dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on low-growing plants.

FWC seeks landowners to help with gopher tortoise conservation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking landowners to help with gopher tortoise conservation efforts...
State News
Florida day care worker accused of breaking baby's leg

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida day care worker is accused of slapping a 4-month-old several times before twisting the baby's leg until it broke, police said. A family member brought the child …

Feds: 3 charged in Mexican migrant worker conspiracy

New Florida bill replicates Texas' sweeping abortion ban

National and World
Lava flow slows on Spanish island after volcanic eruption

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands has slowed significantly, raising doubts Thursday about whether it will fan out across the …

College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

Naval officer wins praise for Portugal’s vaccine rollout

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