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Seniors from Okeechobee High School's Band and JROTC programs were recognized at halftime during the Oct. 16 Brahman and Port St. Lucie Jaguars varsity football game more
“Our county administrator is going to be moving on to bigger and better opportunities,” Okeechobee County Commission Chair Terry Burroughs said. more
The lake’s ecosystem needs natural lows — but not too low — in the dry season and natural high levels — but not too high — in the wet season. more
After five months, Kelley Nicole Sherman is still missing and considered endangered. more
The annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup, which is planned for Nov. 21 and 22 this year, has collected thousands of units of blood over the years, saving thousands of lives in the process. more
Veteran Gary Walker grew up in Okeechobee and graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1989. Three weeks later, he joined the Navy and spent the next 22 years serving his country. more
Derrick Lee Clay was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, Oct. 9, after he entered a plea of no contest to the charge of murder in the second degree. more
LAKE OKEECHOBEE — Expect releases from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries to start early next week. more
The Pumpkin Patch at the First United Methodist Church is now open with more pumpkins this year than it has ever had. more
It won’t be long now before Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will begin. more
“Start With Hello” teaches students how to reach out to and include those who may be socially isolated, as well as to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organization. more
The Okeechobee School District has notified affected students and parents that 22 students and four staff members at OHS may have been exposed to COVID-19. more
Thirty students and one staff member were excluded from Osceola Middle School for a period of 14 days. more
On the November ballot, Floridians will vote on two amendments that would make changes to special exemptions to property taxes on homestead properties and one amendment that would make it more … more
In order to meet mission requirements for Federal Navigation and Flood Risk Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, will conduct treatments of floating aquatic plants (water hyacinth and water lettuce). more
When her husband of 65 years passed away in July, one of Marlene Burns’s granddaughters suggested a unique way to honor his memory. Richard Burns passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago. more
According to Yearling Middle School Dean of Students Walt Caves, the school has seen a marked decline in extreme behavior by students during the first few weeks of the 2020 school year. more
Bringing smiles to others comes naturally to Ron Tyson, who was born and raised in Okeechobee, and is now lending his grin to Lay’s potato chips for their Operation Smile. more
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) says juveniles at the Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Corrections Center  (OJOCC) have been temporarliy relocated to other facilities surrounding … more
Special Olympics athlete John Howell was born in West Palm Beach, went to Okeechobee High School and graduated in 1992. He is a lifelong resident of Okeechobee. more
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