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Lake Worth: The Seminole’s ‘Breadbasket’ in 1841

When the first pioneers settled along the shores of Lake Worth in the late 1870s, they found a pristine wilderness and assumed...
Best Friends Animal Society offers the top five ways pets can make our 2021 New Year’s resolutions stick.

Top 5 ways pets can make 2021 New Year’s resolutions stick

After a tumultuous 2020, it may be more imperative than ever to strive for physical, mental and emotional balance.

Historians document Seminole Tribe of Florida’s legacy

The Seminole village chieftain Cha-Chi faced a fateful decision on Nov. 7, 1841, one which would...
Glades Day School congratulated students Addison Ascheman and Mason Matos for their success...
WEST PALM BEACH — As the New Year brings the tradition of resolutions, consider helping people in need as a volunteer in South Florida. During the coronavirus pandemic, families continue to …
Palm Beach County ranks sixth (top 25%) in the State of Florida, for counties with a population...
The following individuals were arrested on felony and DUI charges in Palm Beach County. This column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated.
Deputies will conduct high profile visible enforcement of all traffic violations...
"Could newspapers regain public trust and earn the support of their communities with ownership committed to community service, editors who facilitate the community’s civil discussion of public issues instead of dominating it, and newsrooms that report the news with purposeful neutrality?"
Today is bittersweet as I type my retirement letter from The School District of Palm Beach County
Now that the water has receded and the cleanup is underway, let’s take a closer look at Eta’s track as well as how rare of an event...
Palm Beach County schools and government offices closed Monday due to Tropical Storm Eta.
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Instruction may look different at times this year, but that won’t stop Rosenwald Elementary...
At Rosenwald Elementary School, Ms. Iles’ scientists used their knowledge about light to create...
Approximately 19 participants competed in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest.

City of Pahokee special meeting does not have quorum

A special meeting of the Pahokee City Commission scheduled for Jan. 19 did not have a quorum.

Palm Beach County Commission works on vaccine rollout

At the Jan. 12 The Board of County Commissioner meeting took place Jan. 12.

Applications being Accepted for OCR’s FY-2022 NEAT Grants Program

It provides grants of up to $10,000 to neighborhood-based groups and/or organizations for resident-driven...

Blood donation brings health benefits

In March, the Red Cross showed a drop-off of 86,000 fewer blood donations across the United States...

2020 Year in Review: Protecting and promoting the health of all Floridians

In 2020, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has made strides in protecting public health.

Quantum Foundation invests $2.7 million in county’s health

The board of trustees of the Quantum Foundation, under the chairmanship of Ethel Isaacs Williams, recently approved 17 new grants...
After the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, Florida Power & Light Company formally closed its last coal-fired plant in Florida...
FPL began accepting applications for its new Main Street Recovery Credit Program, offering credits to qualifying small businesses
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber of Commerce of Belle Glade hosted its first ever Holiday Small Business and Craft Fair.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is special to many

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. It is dedicated to deceased United States services members...
Steve Cone graduated from Air Force Basic Training on Dec. 6, 1988.

Veteran Steve Cone had a varied career

In December veteran Steve Cone, after he graduated, was on his way to the Air Force where he spent three and a half years.
Red Crossers deliver “Totes of Hopes” backpacks to West Palm Beach VA.

Red Cross partners with WPB VA Medical Center to deliver 100 ‘Totes of Hope’ for homeless veterans

The South Florida Red Cross celebrated Veterans Day by delivering hope to homeless and at-risk veterans.
Traffic & Road Work
BELLE GLADE — On Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Gator Boulevard at the South Central Florida Express (SCFE) Railroad crossing in the City of Belle Glade will be closed for railroad …
MARTIN COUNTY – A Belle Glade man was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Friday morning according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. According to the FHP, at approximately 6:15 a.m. Friday …
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Clewiston woman dies in train vs tractor crash

On Jan. 9, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to South Bay to investigate a train versus a tractor in a field.
A hemp research trial at the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade.

UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp virtual workshop available

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is launching a virtual workshop with research and program updates, available online now.

U.S. Sugar’s Judy Clayton Sanchez re-appointed to National Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee

The people of U.S. Sugar are proud to announce that Judy Clayton Sanchez, Senior Director for...
State News
Sheriff: Deputy charged with threats after US Capitol attack

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy was arrested Tuesday for threatening to kill federal officials following the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, officials said. Polk County Sheriff …

2 Florida men arrested by FBI in US Capitol breach probe

Halted rocket test could stall NASA moon shot, redo possible

National and World
China labels Pompeo 'doomsday clown' over genocide claims

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of …

Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video