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The Florida Center for Government Accountability (FLCGA) on Oct. 10 filed a lawsuit to compel release of public records … more
Okeechobee County Commissioners support efforts by Indian River State College to obtain the old Boys School property .... more
During its Sept. 26 meeting, the Okeechobee City Council declared a state of emergency due to the predicted path of Hurricane Ian. more
Lazy 7 residents will be disappointed to learn the golf cart issue won’t be on the agenda for a county commission meeting in October. more
The Okeechobee County Airport/Industrial Park has a new director. more
From the Archives highlights interesting stories from the over 100 year history of Okeechobee News, many of which have never been online before more
The Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Magistrate Hearing is set for Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Health Department Building, 1700 N.W. Ninth Ave.   New cases to … more
The State Legislative Budget Commission has approved a $1 million Local Support Grant, sponsored by... more
At their Sept. 8 meeting, Okeechobee County Commissioners approved a request to abandon the street right-of-way for the unbuilt Miami Street ... more
The Okeechobee City Council has been working on the new budget for several weeks now … more
During the Sept. 6 Okeechobee City Council meeting, the Florida Dept. of Transportation gave a presentation regarding the milling and resurfacing of State Road 70. The project … more
A newly proposed city charter will be on the ballot at the Nov. 8, 2022, election.  more
The cost of fire protection and EMS services in Okeechobee County will increase by 3% for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. more
Construction continues on the first phase of the Okeechobee County Jail expansion and renovation project. more
Okeechobee County Commissioners approved three requests to expand residential zoning at their Aug. 25 meeting.   A zoning change from Agriculture to Residential Single … more
Okeechobee County Commissioners plan to be proactive about future placement of septage and sewage residuals management facilities as well as biochar facilities.   At … more
 Voters contacted by their county Supervisor of Elections office about signature issues on their vote-by-mail ballot envelopes have until 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 to … more
Christine Brennan Bishop has won the race for the Okeechobee County School Board District 1 seat. more
The city of Okeechobee announced the candidates who qualified to run for city council today. 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
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