Older Driver Safety Awareness Weeks is Dec. 4-8

What is even more exciting is Safe Mobility for Life Coalition will be hosting an inaugural Older Driver...

City offices to close for Christmas

The offices at City Hall, 55 SE Third Ave., the administrative offices of the Police Department....
Hay bale in Highlands County decorated to support the UF Peanut Butter Challenge.

Peanut Butter Challenge tops last year’s collection

For the second straight year, the winner of the statewide Peanut Butter Challenge is...
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Human Interest
It was a normal Wednesday when 8-year-old Claire came up with her plan to take over her school — one class at a time.
Okeechobee residents turned out in great number for the annual tree-lighting ceremony in City Hall Park.
Okeechobee Main Street Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA) experienced a great loss with the departure of Bridgette Waldau this week.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, students from Brevard, Saint Lucie, and Okeechobee counties...
During its Dec. 5 Okeechobee City Council meeting, the council recognized the achievements of three local youths.
Indian River State College (IRSC) is delighted to announce that Christa Culbreth Luna and Bert Culbreth are the first recipients of …
Wildlife & Environment
The proposed amendments will increase public safety, improve animal welfare...
We are fortunate to work with many stakeholders in Florida who passionately care about the environment …
During a November hearing, the Okeechobee Special Magistrate reduced the fines on two properties ...
OKEECHOBEE – Take 5 minutes to help Okeechobee County plan the next 5 years.
The Nov. 21 Okeechobee City Council meeting lasted a total of 24 minutes.
Trying to avoid stalled traffic after a car accident proved to be a big mistake for a semi-truck driver yesterday.
After hiring a man through Craig’s List, a local farm owner discovered the man was forging checks.
“Is there hope?” “Is there healing for my soul condition?” “Is there forgiveness and purpose for me, personally?”
Although drop-off locations have closed, there is still time to share hope...
Everyone knows that “Santa Claus is coming to town” and he’s checking his list for all...
Hurricane News
When Hurricane Idalia barreled through the Big Bend region of Florida...
Okeechobee County emergency officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Idalia. Okeechobee County is currently...

Veterans Day ceremony honors local heroes

The Okeechobee community honored area veterans on Nov. 11 with a special service at the Veterans Memorial in Flagler Park.

Operation Green Light honors veterans

Area buildings are lit up in green to show support for veterans ...
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Fall is not normally when you find Florida-grown blueberries at the grocery store.
Finger lime, a distant relative of sweet orange and grapefruit, is a relatively new crop...
Make this holiday season the start of your composting practices

How to help children and parents cope with stress during the holidays

It’s considered the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be one of the most...

Clinics implement best practices for patient health

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States...

RSV cases increasing in Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County reported an increase in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)   the first week in December ...

Yoga for Life: Tighten the abdominal muscles for the New Year

These wide-legged poses are an excellent “wake-up” call for the body.
This funding includes investments to enhance prevention services, increase access and availability of...
The holiday shopping season is a prime time for hackers, scammers, and online thieves.
Florida gas prices inched lower last week, even as millions of Americans hit the road...
Traffic & Road Work

AAA: Gas prices declining again after rising 16 cents last week

Florida gas prices are declining again after an abrupt increase last week.

Partial lane closures planned for road project

Pine Ridge Park Area will have partial lane closures Dec. 5 through Dec. 21.

Okeechobee County Road Watch Report for week of Dec. 9

Road Watch report for Okeechobee County for the week of Sunday, April 25. Motorists are reminded...

Okeechobee Road Watch Report for Nov. 26 - Dec. 2

Road Watch report for Okeechobee County for the week of Sunday, Sunday 26. Motorists are reminded...

Suspended Florida prosecutor tells state Supreme Court that DeSantis exceeded his authority

A lawyer for a suspended Florida prosecutor told the state Supreme Court that Gov. Ron DeSantis exceeded his authority when he removed a Democratic state attorney from her elected office. The court …

AFTA calls for artists to submit work to All Florida Juried Exhibit

Categories for entry include: sculpture, painting (including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and mixed media), photography...
National & World

UK leader Rishi Sunak vows to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda despite court saying plan is unlawful

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday he would “do what is necessary” to revive a blocked deal to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda, even if it means ignoring human rights …

Strikes on Gaza's southern edge sow fear in one of the last areas to which people can flee

Israeli forces struck the southern Gaza town of Rafah twice overnight, sowing fear in one of the last places where civilians can seek refuge. Israel has widened its offensive against Hamas from the …
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