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OKEECHOBEE — Imagine the difficulty involved in counting every person in the United States in 1790, the year the U.S. first completed a census of the entire country. At that time, United States … more
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will provide a hybrid option for the upcoming Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic (M-CORES) Community Open Houses. The purpose … more
OKEECHOBEE – At the Okeechobee County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 the commissioners approved a new set of guidelines for the Okeechobee CARES Act Grant. After approving … more
WEST PALM BEACH — Join the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for several upcoming public meetings. SFWMD is continuing to conduct public meetings online or by teleconference to … more
OKEECHOBEE — A grant program to help businesses that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been expanded to help qualifying home-based businesses, waiters, waitresses and … more
WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued the following statement Aug. 18: “The United States Postal Service will play a critical role this year in delivering election mail for … more
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County residents who were out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have fallen behind in rent or mortgage payments can apply for grants from CARES Act funding. At … more
JACKSONVILLE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, will host a virtual public meeting Aug. 27 to share information about progress on the Central Everglades Planning Project … more
MOORE HAVEN – Glades County had a 36% voter turnout for the Aug. 18 primary election. Of the 6,877 registered voters, 2,498 voted. In the Clerk of Court and Comptroller Republican Primary, … more
Kaylee Tuck has defeated Ned Hancock in the Republican primary for Florida House District 55. Tuck will go on to face Democrat Linda Tripp in the general election in November in a bid to … more
Incumbents David E. Hazellief (left) and Kelly Owens (right) secured another four years on the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners. Incumbent Okeechobee County Commissioner Kelly Owens … more
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee City Council had its first budget workshop of the year on Aug.12. City Administrator Marcos Montes de Oca presented the proposed budget, which he said included a few … more
WEST PALM BEACH — The Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) south of Lake Okeechobee and north of the Tamiami Trail closed to public access on Friday, Aug. 14, due to high water levels in the WCAs. … more
OKEECHOBEE — The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County is seeking interested persons for appointment to the Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals. The … more
Melissa McKinlay Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, president of the Florida Association of Counties, recently appointed Okeechobee County Commissioner Kelly Owens to serve as a … more
OKEECHOBEE - Okeechobee County Tax Collector Celeste Watford is proud to announce they are moving to a new facility located at 409 N.W. Second Avenue. The office will be closed on Tuesday Aug. 18 … more
Early voting is under way for the August primary election. • In Okeechobee County, early voting continues daily through Sunday, Aug. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered opening remarks Aug. 12, at the … more
STUART — U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Stuart, announced on Wednesday that he plans to file legislation in the U.S. House that would prevent the Army Corps of Engineers from releasing water from Lake … more
TALLAHASSEE — On Aug. 6, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the formation of Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities. Members of the task force will work … more
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