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The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida's offices will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30.
The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida's offices will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30.
On Sept. 14, Republican Club members passed out pocket constitutions to area schools.
Glades Electric Cooperative has selected Conexon Connect as a partner to deploy high-speed internet...
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
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School News
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Glades County schools to close Tuesday due to Hurricane Ian

Glades County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday …

Moore Haven Elementary is Pawsome!

It was a PAWSOME day at Moore Haven Elementary. Students and teachers had their first PBIS Rally...

Glades schools seek feedback on Guardian Program

The Glades County School District will hold public input workshop regarding the Guardian Program.
Police/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.
On Sept. 13, 2022, the Glades County Sheriff's Office located and captured 9 donkey's in the area of County Road 731 and Pollywog Road(Muse).
An 82-year-old Port Charlotte woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 27 in Glades County on Monday afternoon.
Fifteen employees of the Glades County Detention Center were laid off last week, and two others were reassigned. …
Government
Voters voting in polling place

Incumbent Donna Storter Long wins District 2 after recount

Glades County Commissioner Donna Storter Long retained her District 2 seat by a narrow margin after a recount by the …

Hendry, Glades counties primary election results

The August 23 primary election results are in with both Hendry and Glades counties reporting early voting and election day ballots ...

Mail-in voters have until 5 p.m. Aug. 25 to fix ballots with signature issues

 Voters contacted by their county Supervisor of Elections office about signature issues on their vote-by-mail ballot envelopes have until 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 to …
Sports

Football around the lake this week: Sept. 23

The Pahokee Blue Devils pulled off a big win over the undefeated Palm Beach Central Broncos...

Big O Teen Anglers host August tournament

The Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers held their August tournament on Saturday, Aug. 27 out of Okee-Tantie with 19 anglers...

Terriers take down Atlantic in season opener

The Moore Haven Terriers varsity football team kicked their season off with a win on Aug. 26.
Traffic & Road Work
A 9-year-old Okeechobee girl was killed in a crash on State Road 78 on Sunday afternoon …
On March 15, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced upgrades to the Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System...
Health
The Alzheimer’s Association will provide the following webinars to the public...
For many, one of the perks of reaching the third age (ages 65 to 84) is pursuing retirement and ultimately...
Veterans
The 14th Annual Fallen Heroes Benefit will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, in LaBelle.
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...
Agriculture

Horse owners help protect water quality with new tool

Managing manure can be a challenge for horse owners. One horse can produce an average...

New study finds candy companies making big profits

Life is sweet and profits are up for American confectioners, in part due to the reliability of America’s sugarbeet and sugarcane growers …
A sign designating a yard as being a "Florida Friendly Yard."

Florida-friendly landscaping practices save money

The UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) program helps homeowners find more sustainable...
Business
The Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL (CAC) announces the addition of three new members...
The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida welcomes the arrival of six new members to their board of directors.
Opinion
NASA’s Artemis 1 mission is poised to take a key step toward returning humans to the moon after a half-century hiatus...
There’s plenty of rodeo action within driving distance of communities in the Lake Okeechobee area.
Move over bacon and ranch dressing – There's a new hot flavor in town.
When I hear women say, with regards to abortion, that they have a right to do...
State News

Hurricane Ian shakes SW Florida's faith but can't destroy it

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — In darkness and despair, there were flickers of light and hope, even for Jane Compton who lost her home and possessions to Hurricane Ian’s wrath. As the storm approached …

In Ian's wake, Florida residents brave a slow wait for power

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian smashed into Florida and carved a path of destruction that reached into the Carolinas, more than half a million statewide residents …

Florida school shooter contemplated massacre for years

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a prosecution psychiatrist he began contemplating a mass murder during middle school, doing extensive research on earlier …
Nation & World

Paris joins in TV boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris has decided against broadcasting World Cup matches on giant screens in public fan zones amid concerns over rights violations of migrant workers and the environmental …

Russian losses evident in key liberated Ukrainian city

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — The bodies of Russian soldiers were lying in the streets of a key eastern Ukrainian city on Tuesday following their comrades' retreat that marked the latest defeat for Moscow …
Top Trending Stories
The following individuals were charged with DUI or felonies last week.
To help residents and emergency personnel stay connected ahead of Hurricane Ian, Comcast’s network of more than 200,000 public Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and …
Glades County Emergency Management reports that as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday 1,384 Glades Electric customers and 1,750 FPL customers had lost power due ...
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