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Coronavirus

New covid positivity in Florida at 3.8%

TALLAHASSEE – For the week of April 1-7, Florida’s new COVID-19 positivity rate was 3.8%.

FDOH issues new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for children

The Florida Department of Health (Department) is the first state in the nation to issue guidance stating that healthy...
Areas in green are low levels of COVID-19; areas in yellow are medium level; areas in red are high level, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

COVID-19 cases continue to fall

COVID-19 cases in South Central Florida continued to drop last week ...
Weather
Officials warn Floridians to get ready for hurricane season

Emergency preparedness officials on Wednesday warned Floridians not to get complacent during the upcoming hurricane season, particularly in coastal areas that haven't …

Feb. 11 is Temperature Extremes and Wildfire Awareness Day

Prepare for hurricane season before storms near

Human Interest
Florida Humanities, the state affliate of the National Endownment for the Humanities, has a diverse and robust collection ...
Incubate Debate, a competitive non-profit debate program, held its first Incubate Debate MLK Symposium in Glades County
Attorney General Ashley Moody is enlisting more soldiers and creating new tools in the fight to end human trafficking in Florida.
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School News

Glades Electric Educational Foundation awards scholarships

The Glades Electric Educational Foundation (GEEF) awarded $56,000 in scholarships to seniors in the class of 2022.
In order for the 4-H specialty license plate to go into production, 3,000 pre-sale vouchers must be sold by October 2022.

Building My Future Day Camp planned

Have you ever wanted your child to know what it is like to be an adult, and have to get a job and balance a budget?

UF/IFAS receives grant to engage more low-income students in geomatics

The grant, part of the NSF-Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program, will fund a six-year project.
Police/Fire
The following individuals were arrested on felony or DUI charges last week.
A 58-year-old Tampa man was killed in a three vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 78 and U.S. 27 on May 5 ...
A sheriff's deputy in Florida climbed up a balcony and plucked a 1-year-old girl to safety from a third-story apartment that had caught fire.
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges.
Government
County commissioners break ground on new public safety complex.

Glades County Commission breaks ground

Glades County Board of County commissioners break ground on new E911 and public safety complex.

U.S. Postal Service has delivered more than 270 million COVID-19 test kits

On March 2, the United States Postal Service announced that it has delivered more than 270 million COVID-19 test kits to American households...
MOORE HAVEN -- Governor Ron DeSantis visited Moore Haven on Feb. 23.

Glades County to receive $1 million in infrastructure funding

Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Moore Haven on Feb. 23 with good news about infrastructure funding ...
Sports

Lady Terriers host district game

MOORE HAVEN -- The Moore Haven Middle High School Lady Terriers softball team is seeded first in the district.

Nominations now open for 2022 Class of Bassmaster High School All-Americans

The Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors recognizes the 12 most outstanding high school anglers in the nation.

Silver Spurs Rodeo celebrates 80 years of tradition

Monster Bulls will be hosted by the Silver Spurs Riding Club on Saturday, Feb. 12 and the 148th Silver Spurs Rodeo on Feb. 18 - 20.
Traffic & Road Work
The following column is the Road Watch report for Glades County for the week beginning Sunday, Oct. 3, provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Road Watch report for Glades County for the week of Sunday, Sept. 26. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and...
Health
Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers...
Glades County students made posters to promote April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The posters were used in a display at the courthouse along with  pinwheels.
Veterans
ORTONA  -- Glades County community members gathered at the Ortona Cemetery on Dec. 18..
Okeechobee’s VFW North post celebrated Thanksgiving by donating food baskets to those less fortunate...
Wreaths Across America Radio focuses on Veteran Healing through sharing
Agriculture

Steube introduces legislation to protect farmers impacted by freezes

On April 11, U.S. Representatives Greg Steube (R-Fla.) and Darren Soto (D-Fla.) introduced The Temperature Endorsement...

UF research verifies consumers want wildlife-friendly plants

Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary...
Three teams of scientists from UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received nearly $4.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funds to study new ways to manage the invasive insect causing millions of dollars’ worth of damage to Florida’s citrus crops.

New context for understanding citrus greening renews commitment to finding a solution

Sometimes in science, a new perspective brings an “a ha!” moment. That’s what one senior researcher at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural...
Business
The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida welcomes the arrival of six new members to their board of directors.
The holidays are a time to reconnect with family and friends. A time to give a helping hand to those in need. Even though COVID-19 continues to change...
Opinion
Autism is among the most misunderstood of all the human conditions.
It’s been more than 40 years since our mother made history.
Your classes are finished, your finals are done, and you finally have your diploma in hand — congratulations graduate! Now what?
State News

Gay student says school stopping run for student leadership

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now …

Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

MIAMI (AP) — “The Greatest Show on Earth” is making a comeback — without animal acts — five years after shutting down its three-ring circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced …

Florida killer clown trial delayed again -- for a sixth time

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has reluctantly delayed the trial of a woman accused of dressing like a clown and fatally shooting her lover's wife more than 30 years ago after defense …
Nation & World

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin …

Mozambique declares polio outbreak linked to Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health authorities in Mozambique declared a polio outbreak Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country’s northeastern Tete province had been paralyzed by the …
Top Trending Stories
For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts.
MIAMI (AP) — A sports utility vehicle struck and killed two bicyclists as they crossed Miami's Rickenbacker Causeway, police said. One person was detained for questioning after the Sunday …
MIAMI (AP) — One of the three people aboard a small plane died when it crashed onto a bridge near Miami this weekend, police said. The aircraft lost power Saturday shortly after takeoff, coming …
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