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HCSO encourages parents to talk to their teens about seat belts

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office urges you to speak with the young adults in your life about the necessity of using seat belt restrains.

Hendry County Arrest Report

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

Two Hendry County men accused of attempted murder

When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered several victims bleeding. It was learned that as the victims arrived home from work...
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AAA will rescue more than 483,000 stranded drivers Memorial Day weekend

A recent AAA survey found that 52% of Floridians plan to get a professional vehicle inspection...

Harry Chapin Food Bank collects more than 51,000 pounds of food during food drive

Harry Chapin Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida, is pleased to announce it collected 51,042 pounds of food...

Lehigh Regional Medical Center celebrates hospital staff

Each year, National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week are a time to celebrate and honor,,,
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Just because a tree looks a bit odd or damaged, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to topple during a tropical storm or hurricane...
Citrus growers in Florida’s “River” production region along the Indian River Lagoon develop unsurpassed flavor...
University of Florida researchers are working to identify genes that influence horses’ tendency to react to these “spooky” plastic bags.
Business Corner
A Hendry County contractor asked county officials to continue offering specialty licenses for trades not regulated at the state level ...
First Bank announced that Andrew Couse has been promoted to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the ViaSat 3 Americas broadband satellite launched from the Kennedy Space Center on April 30.  
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Sadie Gaskins, a senior, studying molecular and cellular biology, is among more than 1,100 Harding University students...

The Florida Department of Health in Glades has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Caloosahatchee River.
 When LaBelle resident Randy Miller built his home in the Wheeler subdivision a few years ago, he was planning on a quiet, rural life for himself and his wife.
Wildlife & Environment
Drowning is preventable, and the State of Florida works to educate Floridians and visitors on safe recreation...
The Florida Department of Health in Glades has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Caloosahatchee River.
Water resource managers can now put a buoy in a lake or stream and find locations of pollutants and other problems – as well as their sources …
Across the United States over the past decade, an average of over 61,000 wildfires have burned...

TALLAHASSEE – On May 24, the League of Women Voters of Florida,sued Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Secretary of State Cord Byrd ...

Hendry County School Board Member Stephanie Busin wants supplemental educational materials to be included in ...
The U.S. Postal Service is asking all South Florida homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 21–27.

Sadie Gaskins, a senior, studying molecular and cellular biology, is among more than 1,100 Harding University students...

The Hendry County School Board approved an amendment to its contract with on-site food and facilities management service, Sodexo ...
Now that Gov. Ron DeSantis has approved funding $500 million to increase teacher salaries, Hendry County School Board ...

FDOH encourages a safe and health Memorial Day Weekend

Awareness of the basic principles of water safety, combined with knowledge...

Area Agency on Aging celebrates serving SWFL for 45 years

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida recently honored community partners...

Silver Sneakers program means free gym memberships for many seniors

Looking for a senior gym discount?  SilverSneakers many of those on Medicare free access to multiple gyms and fitness centers.

Here Come the Mummies comes to Immokalee!

Gold Entertainment is pleased to announce the funky undead band of 5000 year old mummies...

Annual Plant Sale and Strawberry Shortcake Festival set March 11

Gardeners and strawberry connoisseurs make their way to Alva by car, boat or bicycle to purchase healthy living plants...
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Country artist Eli Mosley will perform at Swamp Cabbage Festival

After highly successful shows throughout the nation from Florida to California and Texas to Wyoming...
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Sierra Club Florida Stands with NAACP, LULAC, the Human Rights Campaign, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and Equality Florida....
Elections aren’t being stolen. But they are carried out under rules devised by one side for their benefit.
On May 23, Sierra Club Florida released its Florida Legislative Scorecard for 2023.
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Thousands gather to mark Srebrenica massacre, bury victims

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people converged on the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica Monday to mark the 27th anniversary of Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the …

New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond

State News

President Biden approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state and local recovery efforts …
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Crocodiles make comeback in Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Say the word crocodile and many people think of Australia, the Amazon or even those National Geographic specials showing huge reptiles ambushing wildebeests crossing …

Early prescription refills permitted under State of Emergency

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