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The Okeechobee BOCC heard from a local resident about plans discussed at their Oct. 8 meeting regarding Lock 7. more
State and federal officials gathered at the S-333 water control structure on the Tamiami Trail on Oct. 21 to celebrate the start of work on the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), which will increase the capacity to move water from Lake Okeechobee to Everglades National Park (ENP). more
The signing of an interlocal agreement for fire services during Tuesday night’s council meeting marks the end of an era for the city of Okeechobee unless the county commissioners decline to sign when presented with the contract. more
“Our county administrator is going to be moving on to bigger and better opportunities,” Okeechobee County Commission Chair Terry Burroughs said. more
On Oct. 12, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. more
The Economic Council of Okeechobee will host a political forum on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., live on Facebook. more
The Okeechobee County code enforcement special magistrate hearing will be in the Health Department Auditorium 1728 N.W. Ninth Avenue on Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. more
Three years later, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to the requested amendment to the easement. more
The City of Okeechobee will hold a code enforcement hearing on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave. more
Stalled front forecast to drop several inches of rain in South Florida; residents and communities urged to stay prepared during storm season more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, awarded four construction contracts for ecosystem restoration in south Florida in the past week, valued at more than $81 million. more
Okeechobee County currently has the highest COVID-19 positive rate in the state, in part due to an outbreak at the state correctional facility, more
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is pleased to announce that the newly redesigned Support Law Enforcement specialty license plate is now … more
“Serve up fire safety in the kitchen” is the theme for the 2020 Fire Safety Week Oct. 4-10. more
Federal benefit recipients who don’t normally have a filing requirement but do have qualifying children must register by Wednesday, Sept. 30, to receive a $500 catch-up payment per child. more
At its Sept. 21 meeting, The Okeechobee City Council set the millage rate for the fiscal year 2020/2021 at 7.6018 and a new operating budget was officially adopted. more
Once again, a fire service interlocal was a topic of conversation at the city council meeting Monday night, Sept. 21. more
OKEECHOBEE — Sandra Pearce, owner of Sandra Pearce Photography, appeared before the Okeechobee County commissioners at their Sept. 17 meeting to dispute the requirement for a home-based … more
FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area … more
Having an accurate census count is important to our community, and local businesses can help make this happen. Celia and Joe Ward-Wallace, who own South LA Cafe, are passionate … more
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