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A wetlands restoration project is planned near Taylor Creek. more
The Okeechobee County code enforcement special hearing will be held Nov. 17.... more
Code enforcement sweeps in Okeechobee County continue efforts to encourage residents to clean up their properties and keep them maintained. more
The Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation will convene to conduct local business, including a public hearing on local bills and other issues. more
A plan to use a former sod farm and tree nursery for a wetland restoration project is on the agenda for the Nov. 12 meeting of the Okeechobee County commissioners. more
OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County continues to monitor Tropical Storm Eta. Okeechobee County is currently under a tropical storm watch. The Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center will open on … more
The Okeechobee City Council called a town hall meeting for Thursday, Nov. 5 in the council chambers, and only two individuals came forward to speak. more
The Ortona Lock and Dam will have a width restriction of 25 feet until further notice. more
This week is National Veterans Small Business Week. The IRS has a variety of resources to help small business owners, including veterans, understand their tax responsibilities. Best of all, most of … more
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry warned of a new text scam..... more
Florida voters have approved four amendments to the state’s constitution, according to the preliminary election totals. more
Retired County Judge Jerald Bryant won the election for clerk of the circuit court and comptroller by a landslide Tuesday. more
Arnold, a Republican, received 9,338 votes for 60.25%. more
OKEECHOBEE– Incumbent County Commissioner Brad Goodbread has successfully won his reelection bid, defeating challenger Demetre Riles. Goodbread won 10,251 votes, while Riles earned … more
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
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