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During its Sept. 26 meeting, the Okeechobee City Council declared a state of emergency due to the predicted path of Hurricane Ian. more
LABELLE -- Hendry County Officials have declared a local State of Emergency effective at 7p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in preparation for the potential threat of Hurricane Ian. more
Due to the possibility of impacts from Hurricane Ian, Hendry County Government Offices will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 28. more
Lazy 7 residents will be disappointed to learn the golf cart issue won’t be on the agenda for a county commission meeting in October. more
The Okeechobee County Airport/Industrial Park has a new director. more
At their Sept. 19 meeting, the Clewiston City Commission set the 2022-23 millage rate at 6.5314 mills. more
There have been improvements in the Firehouse Community Theatre’s buildings at 241. N. Bridge Street and 100 … more
A new noise abatement ordinance was passed in a 5-0 vote by LaBelle Board of Commissioners Sept. 8, lowering the maximum … more
From the Archives highlights interesting stories from the over 100 year history of Okeechobee News, many of which have never been online before more
 The LaBelle Board of Commissioners agreed during its Sept. 8 meeting create a special exemption resolution to allow food and beverage trucks at Barron Park … more
The Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Magistrate Hearing is set for Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Health Department Building, 1700 N.W. Ninth Ave.   New cases to … more
There was little discussion during the Hendry County BOCC meeting Sept. 8 when the board approved a $98,495,804 … more
Hendry County BOCC voted 5-0 authorizing up to $150,000 for a new metal roof for the Dallas B Townsend Agricultural Center … more
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve a resolution renaming the Harlem Memorial Gardens Cemetery … more
United States military veterans will be given priority for teaching positions in Hendry County School District if school board officials … more
The State Legislative Budget Commission has approved a $1 million Local Support Grant, sponsored by... more
At their Sept. 8 meeting, Okeechobee County Commissioners approved a request to abandon the street right-of-way for the unbuilt Miami Street ... more
The Okeechobee City Council has been working on the new budget for several weeks now … more
During the Sept. 6 Okeechobee City Council meeting, the Florida Dept. of Transportation gave a presentation regarding the milling and resurfacing of State Road 70. The project … more
Tourists may think of Florida as the “Sunshine State” full of sand, surf and fun, but those who live here realize the state is also known for its many thriving … more
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