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As the Kevin Hughes murder trial got underway Tuesday, prosecutors introduced several witnesses including the detective who interviewed Hughes immediately after the murder. more
After three long years, the trial of Kevin Hughes, who is accused of murdering his wife Jen, has begun. more
Jennifer Minnette Benson-Hughes, also known as Prairie Jen, is known to many as the woman who was murdered outside her home in 2019 more
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) is seeking input on the plan to manage cattails on Lake Okeechobee. more
The Pete Clemons Labor Day Rodeo is planned Sept. 3, 4 and 5 at the Historic Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Cowtown Arena, 1885 U.S., 441 North. more
The Okeechobee County School Board reviewed plans for the construction of a new Okeechobee High School during a workshop on Aug. 24 more
The Okeechobee High School Brahman varsity football team fell to the DeSoto County Bulldogs 19-8 in the season opener on Aug. 26. more
As Lake Okeechobee continues to decline and the lake level nears the water shortage band, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is focusing on conservation. more
The Okeechobee High School varsity volleyball team is off to a 3-0 start to their 2022 season thanks to a win over Sebastian River on Aug. 25 in Okeechobee. more
Carol Marker was honored by the Okeechobee County Commission at their Aug. 25 meeting. more
Local volunteers have formed a committee to work on the much-needed repairs in Veterans' Park.  more
After four long years of working toward it, Circuit Court Judge William Wallace was thrilled to be a part of announcing … more
Living silently among us, right here in Okeechobee, are homeless families with children. more
Christine Brennan Bishop has won the race for the Okeechobee County School Board District 1 seat. more
Conservation easement projects will protect critical headwaters, working forests, and recreation areas. more
Since 1962, the Tenniswood family has been meeting the dental needs of the Okeechobee community. more
“Lake levels have typically come up this time of year, but they have been falling," ... more
South Central Florida Weekly is a podcast featuring weekly updates with the latest news from the South Florida heartland, including the Lake Okeechobee area and more. more
An Okeechobee man was arrested after reportedly driving his vehicle into a ditch in front of the home... more
EvaDean Dailey, who was in the news in 2016 after throwing an open house party for teens... more
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