Election

GOP's hard-line tactics on migrants refocus midterm debate

MIAMI (AP) — They’ve delivered migrants on planes and buses to Washington, D.C., New York City — even Martha’s Vineyard. And the Republican governors of Florida and Texas may be just getting …

How Floridians can register to vote for Nov. 8 Election

Sept. 20 is National Voter Registration Day, a day designated to focus attention and efforts on registering new voters across...
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Hendry County to open shelters at 5 p.m.

Hendry County general population shelters for those who need it during the event of Hurricane Ian will be open Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, beginning at 5 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center open Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27

LABELLE -- In order to assist residents who are preparing their property in advance of potential tropical weather later this week ...

Crunchy or smooth? The Peanut Butter Challenge accepts them all

GAINESVILLE — The Peanut Butter Challenge, an annual jar collection for local food pantries led by UF/IFAS Extension and Florida A&M University (FAMU) Cooperative Extension, celebrates its …
Police/Fire

Hendry County Arrest Report for Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the ...

Hendry County Arrest Report for Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office...

Clewiston Police Department receives AEDs and trauma kits

Survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest increase dramatically when the first defibrillation shock from an AED is applied prior to the arrival of EMS.
Hurricane News

Hendry County residents asked to stay off the roads

For the safety of residents and public safety personnel, Hendry County along with the Cities of LaBelle and Clewiston ask that residents do not leave their homes until notified it is safe …

Use website to report storm damage

Hendry County residents can use online system to report storm damage.

Health Departments in Hendry County will be closed

Due to possible impacts from Hurricane Ian, Hendry County Health Departments in LaBelle and Clewiston...
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JJ Bass Fishing shared this photo from Lake Okeechobee on Sept. 14. "Let's go fishing!" they shared. [Photo courtesy JJ Bass Fishing]

Fishing is good on Lake O

JJ Bass Fishing shared this photo from Lake Okeechobee on Sept. 14. "Let's go fishing!" they shared. [Photo courtesy JJ Bass Fishing]

Tigers hit the road to take on Calvary Christian

The Clewiston High School Tigers varsity football team will be hitting the road this week to take on the Calvary Christian Eagles.

Clewiston Elks Lodge announces winners of Soccer Shoot

The Clewiston Elks sponsored the local Soccer Shoot at their five acre property on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Entertainment
The Firehouse Community Theatre presents the first show in their 30th season...
The Clewiston Museum is happy to announce the Fancy Pantsy Arty Party will be on Thursday, Oct. 13...
The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps will be featured in Clewiston, on Sunday, June 12 ...
The Okeechobee Music Festival continued on March 5, with Tame Impala closing out the night.
Top Trending Stories
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the U.S. east coast as seen from the International Space Station. Astronaut Alexander Gerst, who shot the photo, tweeted: "Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It's chilling, even from space." (Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP)

FEMA advises Floridians to prepare for a hurricane

WASHINGTON -- President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. approved Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s request for an emergency declaration on Sept. 24, ahead of Tropical Storm Ian. The declaration authorizes …

Court rules in favor of U.S. Sugar in acquisition of Imperial Sugar

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled in favor of U.S. Sugar, allowing the company...
Human Interest

Clewiston native trains to be a U.S. Navy gunner's mate

Seaman Recruit Ramsey Witt, native of Clewiston, Florida, is a student at NETC, learning the necessary skills needed to be a gunner’s mate.
Debra Willis receives a plaque of recognition for her 32 years of service from Hendry County School District Superintendent Michael Swindle. Willis is retiring from her position as paraprofessional at Clewiston High School.

CHS paraprofessional retires after 32 years

Debra Willis was recognized by the Hendry County School District June 7 during its regular school board meeting for her 32 years of service.

Mason's Puzzle to host 4th Annual Free Community 5K Walk April 2

On Saturday, April 2, Mason’s Puzzle, Inc., will be hosting its 4th annual free community 5K walk in Clewiston…
Business
Pioneer Bankcorp, Inc. (OTC Markets: PBKC) the holding company for First Bank, held their 100th annual stockholders meeting …
The Clewiston Community Resource Center, 957 W. Sugarland Highway, will hold a Career Fair on Wednesday...
Glades Media Group has named radio veteran Warren Orey to the post of director of sales for the company’s four South Florida Markets. 
Health
As Floridians finalize preparation for Hurricane Ian and the potential for power outages, the Florida Department of Health is urging the public to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) exposure by taking …
Storms can cause flooding. Skin contact with flood waters does not, by itself, pose a serious health risk.
Agriculture

Court rules in favor of U.S. Sugar in acquisition of Imperial Sugar

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled in favor of U.S. Sugar, allowing the company...

UF/IFAS Assistant Professor Sandoya Miranda leads a lettuce breeding progam

For Germán Sandoya Miranda, a lifelong passion for agriculture began when he was a child playing...
Wildlife & Environment

Pumpout Nav mobile app for boaters expands to Florida

Pumpout Nav, a free iOS and Android app, uses a boater’s location information to suggest the nearest...

Audubon offers birding tours

The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society offers free birding adventures in the form of escorted driving tours.
State News

Early prescription refills permitted under State of Emergency

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-219, expanding the State of Emergency statewide....

Boy dies in hot car parked outside Miami area Jewish center

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after being left in a car outside a South Florida preschool where both his parents are staff members, police said. The child was one of several …

Rural Florida county shocked by fentanyl deaths over holiday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A small, largely rural county west of Florida’s capital saw an unheard-of spike in deadly drug overdoses believed to be caused by fentanyl mixed with other illegal drugs, …
National & World

Updates from Hendry County Emergency Operations Center

Shelters are LaBelle Middle School and Clewiston High School, the special needs shelter is also open at the LJ Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle.

Hurricane Ian emergency resources and Area Agency on Aging update

AAASWFL urges local residents to make good use of the 2022 Disaster Resource Guide for Older Adults issued...

HRMC Emergency Department to remain open

In preparation for Hurricane Ian, Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is working closely with all local...
Opinion
Iguanas should be dealt with humanely. Startling people and eating plants surely shouldn’t be cause for a death sentence.
A recent study from Florida State University’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science makes bold, but unfounded declarations ...
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