Habitat for Humanity raises over $379,000 for Women Build

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties recently concluded its 13th successful season of Women Build...

Today’s ‘Let’s Talk about Mental Health’ event has been cancelled

The “Let’s Talk about Mental Health” event scheduled for this evening, Wednesday, May 31 at 4-6:30 p.m.

AAA will rescue more than 483,000 stranded drivers Memorial Day weekend

A recent AAA survey found that 52% of Floridians plan to get a professional vehicle inspection...
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FLHSMV & FHP is promoting summer safety tips during heavy travel months

FLHSMV, FHP and our campaign partners will be promoting safety messages covering buckling up, driving patiently during months...

Clewiston men charged with narcotics possession

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 24, 2023, while on routine patrol....

Outstanding arrest warrant leads to drug charges

Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy made contact with the driver, who identified himself with a false name and date of birth.
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Rumpelstiltskin is hired, along with his sidekick Ugly Duckling, to solve a recent rash of crimes...
Proms aren’t just for teenagers anymore! Senior citizens in the Glades ...
The long-awaited Brown Sugar Festival is returning to Clewiston this year after a hiatus in 2022 ...
Hurricane News
Just because a tree looks a bit odd or damaged, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to topple during a tropical storm or hurricane...
Hurricane season starts June 1. Hendry County Emergency Management offers a wealth of information about safety, shelters ...
Hendry County Emergency has information for individuals that may require a special needs shelter during a hurricane ...
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Moore Haven and Clewiston each host spring football games

The Terriers hosted the East Lee County Jaguars while the Tigers hosted the Immokalee Indians.

Lady Tiger volleyball hosting summer workouts at CHS

The Clewiston High School Lady Tigers volleyball program is hosting summer workouts in June.

FWC reminds boaters National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26

In 2022, 54% of all vessel accidents involved collision. The primary causes for these accidents were improper lookout...

Tiger baseball wraps up season with awards banquet

The Clewiston High School Tiger varsity baseball team wrapped up their season on May 16 with an awards banquet recognizing players for their effort this year.

Swim expert give tips to help prevent child drowning

Six water safety tips from Sunsational Swim School that help prevent child drowning:
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Clewiston man accused of attempted murder

Deputies were dispatched to the area of Montura Ranch Estates after receiving a call for help.
Clewiston's new gateway flag was celebrated Memorial Day at its new home on US 27, first being raised to the top of the mast, then brought to half-mast until noon, when it was raised to full-mast again.

Long-awaited flag installed in Clewiston

After many years of planning, the City of Clewiston at last has a flag installed at its western gateway along US 27. ...
This year, Floridians can enjoy summer savings all season long thanks to the new...
When a new manufacturing company moves to Clewiston while offering manufacturing and office space to other companies in the …
First Bank announced that Andrew Couse has been promoted to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Looking for a senior gym discount?  SilverSneakers many of those on Medicare free access to multiple gyms and fitness centers.
Hendry County will be conducting adult mosquito control operations throughout the county as mosquito population levels warrant. 
Dr. Brian Bahder photographed at the Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center collecting samples.

Study leads to advances in understanding lethal bronzing of palm trees

Palm trees infected with lethal bronzing disease emit signals that warn nearby healthy palms...

Sanchez honored with 'Top Women in Communications' Hall of Fame Award

Recently, U.S. Sugar’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Judy Clayton Sanchez was honored...
Wildlife & Environment
FAU Harbor Branch scientists and study co-authors Malcolm McFarland, Ph.D., and Nicole Stockley, Ph.D., collect optical data from Florida's Indian River Lagoon using special equipment.

Septic-to-sewer projects face challenges

Nutrients from septic tanks feed algae blooms. …

SFWMD celebrates completion of Key Everglades Restoration Project

On May 30, the South Florida Water Management District and the National Park Service completed an environmental restoration project...
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President Biden approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state and local recovery efforts …

Legislation to allow FRS members to volunteer without risk to retirement

This bill authorizes an FRS employer to establish a post-employment volunteer program...

Crocodiles make comeback in Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Say the word crocodile and many people think of Australia, the Amazon or even those National Geographic specials showing huge reptiles ambushing wildebeests crossing …
Sierra Club Florida Stands with NAACP, LULAC, the Human Rights Campaign, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and Equality Florida....
We are deeply disappointed to report that Governor DeSantis has signed Senate Bill 540...
On May 23, Sierra Club Florida released its Florida Legislative Scorecard for 2023.