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Lake Okeechobee News/Richard Marion In a press conference held at Universal Studios on June 3 Governor Ron DeSantis announced that most of Florida would be enter phase two of his reopening … more
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners will meet in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., on Thursday, June 4, at 4 p.m. for an update on the … more
OKEECHOBEE — The City of Okeechobee will host a virtual community workshop to review the City of Okeechobee’s Draft Economic Development Strategy and Disaster Resiliency Plan. The plan … more
JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces the gradual reopening, starting June 1, of some corps-managed recreation areas along the Okeechobee Waterway that … more
TALLAHASSEE — ­Following the direction of the Florida Legislature, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) established a partnership with the Florida 211 Network to provide support and … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/TNCHIGHLANDS COUNTY — This map shows the location of Rafter T Ranch in relation to the rest of the wildlife corridor. By Fran PerchickThe Nature … more
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County commissioners Thursday expressed their concerns about the misinformation and hateful statements circulating in social media discussion about the proposed fire … more
The distribution of $1,200 stimulus checks to Americans has given rise to unprecedented online scams The Federal Trade Commission has thus far received 18,235 reports of fraud costing victims … more
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County commissioners want to close a loophole that some Prairie property owners have used to get around county code regulations. At the May 14 meeting of the county … more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that the Port Mayaca and St Lucie locks will have scheduled four-hour closures from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. at locations and dates listed … more
FLORIDA – Just how accurate is the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard? Dr. Rebekah Jones, a scientist key to the website’s development and operation, has told reporters she … more
WEST PALM BEACH – The South Florida Water Management District will host a Zoom webinar about the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir on May 29, starting at 9 a.m. To register for the … more
OKEECHOBEE — Despite assurances to the contrary, it appears the Okeechobee City Council has made a decision regarding the fate of the city fire department. Back in February, the council assured the … more
JACKSONVILLE — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced more plans to reopen state businesses. In a May 15 press conference, the governor said gyms can reopen on Monday, May 18. Restaurants, retail … more
EAA reservoir still ‘full steam ahead’ JACKSONVILLE — A small change in the amount of water released from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River is designed to help the Caloosahatchee … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsOKEECHOBEE — Jesse James Simmons is running for county sheriff. OKEECHOBEE — Normally when we hear the name Jesse James, we think of outlaws, but Jesse James … more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/Sandra PearceOKEECHOBEE — Noel E. Stephen would love to serve another term as sheriff. OKEECHOBEE — Sheriff Noel E. Stephen started out working in the … more
OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County government offices will reopen to the public on Monday, May 18. At their May 14 meeting, the Okeechobee County Commissioners agreed to reopen the county buildings, … more
WEST PALM BEACH — Concerns about the financing for the Everglades Restoration Area (EAA) reservoir were voiced during the May 7 meeting of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. Due to … more
OKEECHOBEE — Anticipating a shortfall in revenue, Okeechobee County departments will face a tight budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. At the April 30 meeting of the Okeechobee County … more
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