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    • FWC Report

      The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report...

Schools
Moore Haven Elementary School would like to thank Glades Electric for always supporting MHES.
iTECH Glades would like to congratulate Isabel Garcia for her successful completion...
No Kid Hungry Florida has recently funded Glades County School District with $34,000 to...
Tulloch is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni...
Human Interest
 GFWC LaBelle Community Woman’s Club will host a ...
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida Grants Manager Jeannette Papineau thanked the Hendry County ...
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Veterans

Veteran's Service Officer helps vets secure benefits

Hendry County Veteran’s Service Officer Myra Johnson told the Hendry County Commission ...
MOORE HAVEN -- The Glades County Courthouse participated in Operation Green Light to honor veterans.

Operation Green Light honors veterans

Area buildings are lit up in green to show support for veterans ...

Veterans, would you like to take an Honor Flight?

OKEECHOBEE — Local veterans are seeking others interested in going on an Honor Flight.
Agriculture
University of Florida citrus and vegetable researchers will present the latest scientific findings...
A significant portion of consumers are drawn to Florida’s iconic drink despite recent economic...
When Cameron Swallows heard his sister crying, he knew he had a big problem to solve.
Federal agencies are investing millions of dollars to support innovative compost plans...
At their core, land-grant institutions like the University of Florida focus on how science...
Government

Glades County bans commercial truck traffic on some Muse roads

At their April 9 meeting, Glades County Commissioners banned commercial truck traffic on several roads in the Muse area.
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Gaming compact revenues to preserve Florida’s environment

Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 1638, Funding for Environmental Resource Management, which provides...
Glades County Courthouse

No septic tanks allowed at Lakefront Estates

Septic tanks are not an option for the Lakefront Estates development planned off State Road 78 west of Buckhead Ridge.
Sports

Splash into license-free freshwater fishing weekend April 6 and 7

Mark your calendars for an exciting opportunity to cast your lines during the upcoming Florida Fish and Wildlife...

United Way joining forces with the Mighty Mussels for a ‘Star Wars’-themed fundraiser

United for a Cause, taking place at Hammond Stadium, will feature costume character appearances...
CREW offers recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages, including hiking, biking, camping, geocaching and more. [Photo courtesy SFWMD]

Plan an outdoor adventure at the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed

Spring will soon be in full bloom, ushering in longer days, warmer weather and changing...
Traffic & Road Work
Road Watch report for Glades County for the week of Sunday, April 721 Motorists are reminded...
An Immokalee man was killed when the semi he was driving collided with another semi on U.S. 27 …
The following column is the Road Watch report for Glades County for the week beginning Sunday, April 14...
Health
Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris...
According to the Florida Department of Health, the state has reported 1,958 covid deaths so far for 2024 …
February is Healthy Teen Relationship Month, and this annual, month-long effort focuses on advocacy...
Business
Dobbins is a senior advisor for Collaboratory and has been involved with the foundation since 2009.
Florida gas prices sprung higher last week. The state average rose 10 cents, setting a new 2024 high...
Florida gas prices averaged $3.34 per gallon on Sunday, March 3. The state average was 3 cents...
Florida gas prices moved higher last week, but evened out by the weekend.
Opinion
AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security.
On Earth Day – April 22 – many Southwest Floridians will do their part to protect....
One of the most widely read books of all time is “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.”
As Southwest Florida homeowners continue bouncing back from the widespread impact...
Wildlife & Environment
The upgrade will provide the public and stakeholders more scientifically accurate information...
On April 11, the FWC issued a new executive order outlining regulations designed to increase sampling and slow the spread of...
Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking...
Scientists need help from residents, and that is what Citizen Science Month is all about.
State News

Capital City Bank: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Capital City Bank Group (CCBG) on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $12.6 million. The bank, based in Tallahassee, Florida, said it had …

Melania Trump, long absent from campaign, will appear at a Log Cabin Republicans event in Mar-a-Lago

Former first lady Melania Trump is making a political comeback during the presidential campaign of her husband, former President Donald Trump. Melania Trump will appear at the Log Cabin Republicans …

US deports about 50 Haitians to nation hit with gang violence, ending monthslong pause in flights

The Biden administration says it has sent about 50 Haitians back to their country, marking its first deportation flight in months to the Caribbean nation struggling under surging gang violence. …
Nation & World

Mexico's likely next president has a Jewish origin. Is that relevant in a deeply Catholic country?

By mid-2024, Claudia Sheinbaum will most likely become Mexico’s first female president. She would also be its first leader with a Jewish background in a country that’s home to nearly 100 million …

North Korea fires suspected short-range missiles into ocean in its latest weapons launch, Seoul says

South Korea says North Korea has fired multiple suspected short-range missiles off the North’s east coast. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it detected the launches …
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MOORE HAVEN -- A new Glades County elementary school is in the state budget, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 15 …
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges
On Saturday, April  13 and Sunday, April 14, the Fourth Annual Heritage Festival, sponsored by the  Heritage Association  of Highlands County ...
Nutrients from septic tanks feed algae blooms. …
During the summer break, children and parents alike look forward to enjoying a much-needed..
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