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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will stop sending water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie on April 10. more
On a wing and a prayer, a couple in their 70s flew from sea to shining sea in a 70-year-old airplane. more
The Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers on April 3. more
Tower hotspots were installed in all the downtown parks last week. more
On March 25, Governor Ron DeSantis announced new eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. Beginning Monday, March 29, all individuals age 40... more
Although there are not many anymore, there are still organ grinders in the U.S. more
U.S. Sugar has reached an agreement to purchase a sugar refinery in Georgia. more
One of the main attractions at the 2021 Okeechobee County Fair was the Cycle Circus featuring stunts performed by the Freestyle Madness team. more
The phrase, "It takes a village," refers to the raising of children. more
wo married high school teachers were arrested this week after authorities said they repeatedly gave students marijuana An … more
The Okeechobee County Fair continues on March 20 and 21 with gates opening at noon. Carnival wristbands cost $25. more
The city council approved a request to place signs in the park for graduating seniors. more
OKEECHOBEE – If you’re in the market for some puppy love, check out the Trail of Hope rescue in Okeechobee. more
Eight months after the fire, Trisha Entry is on her way to a full recovery. more
OCSO and Special Olympics manager plan a fundraiser to buy a wheelchair. more
Could changes to the LOWRP cut costs and expedite the project while preserving most of the water storage capacity? more
A University of Florida scientist is leading a project to develop a tool — based on data from satellites - that ranchers can use to improve their pasture and grazing management... more
Two local students competed with hundreds of students from around Florida at The Universal Ballet Competition. more
Lakeport residents will see lights on the dike at night starting Monday, Feb. 22 as round-the-clock construction gets underway more
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