Coronavirus Updates

Hendry County's new covid positivity rate at 7.7%

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s new covid positivity rate is on the rise, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).

Highlands County new covid positivity rate at 7.1%

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s new covid positivity rate is on the rise, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). However, according to health officials, the actual number of …

Florida's new covid positivity rate at 9%

Florida’s new covid positivity rate is on the rise, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).
Community News

Taste of Immokalee and UF team to ignite awareness and advance careers

Taste of Immokalee announces a new collaboration with the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences...

Kaylee Tuck speaks at Kiwanis meeting

Florida House Representative Kaylee Tuck, who represents the district of Okeechobee, recently spoke to Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.
Cattleman Square Park is almost ready for the sculptures to arrive.

Contributions make Cattleman Square park possible

A feeling of anticipation and excitement lingers in the air surrounding Cattleman Square Park.
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Trending Stories Within Our Communities

Hendry County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence DUI charges by HCSO, CPD, FHP...

Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt, next stop moon

For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts.

Glades County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges
Kelly Carter-Knapik was sentenced to 19 years in state prison.

Woman sentenced in death of young couple

Nearly three years after she got drunk, jumped behind the wheel of her F-350 and plowed down a young couple walking along U.S. 441 Southeast...

Immokalee High alumni graduates from UF

Hannah-Hope Hernandez, an Immokalee High School graduate from the class of 2016, just graduated from...
Lake Okeechobee
Sports

LHS athletics had successful school year

On May 14 seniors from the Class of 2022 at LaBelle High School attended their graduation ceremony, celebrating the end of another school year.

Neal will return to Florida to play Jaguars on Oct. 23

Okeechobee residents now know when and where Evan Neal and his New York Giants play this year, including a return to Florida.
Schools
MUSE -- On May 13, West Glades School Alumni Seniors were cheered on by students and staff as they walked the halls one last time before graduating and starting a new chapter in life. [Photo courtesy West Glades School]

West Glades honors graduating alumni

On May 13, West Glades School Alumni Seniors were cheered on by students and staff ...

Immokalee High alumni graduates from UF

Hannah-Hope Hernandez, an Immokalee High School graduate from the class of 2016, just graduated from...
Students from the Immokalee Foundation’s Healthcare Pathway pose with Mareket CEO for Physicians Regional Healthcare System Scott Lowe (third from left).

Immokalee Foundation and Physicians Regional create Healthcare Education Initiative

As part of an exciting new education initiative, Physicians Regional Healthcare System has stepped up to provide...
Government
Clewiston resident, Judy Weaver, spoke at the regular meeting of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners May 10 …
All interested members of the public are invited to attend the Immokalee Complete Streets Design/Build Project Public...
At their Thursday, May 12 Okeechobee Commissioners approved adoption of an ordinance regulating mobile food vendors.
Veterans
JROTC color guard takes down and folds flags at the Okeechobee High School during the presentation ceremony.

AmVets present local schools with new flags

Representatives of the AmVets Post 200 visited Okeechobee High School on May 4 ...…
Marine veteran Bill Grady has really enjoyed his life.

Veteran Bill Grady has enjoyed his life

Veteran Bill Grady was born and raised in Massachusetts. In 1960, at the age of 17, he joined the Marines and went to boot camp at Paris Island.

Support military families in honor of Military Appreciation Month

The American Red Cross provides support to our U.S. military community at every step of their career...
State

Former US Rep. Corrine Brown to plead guilty in fraud case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, whose initial conviction in a charity and tax fraud case was tossed out by an appeals court, will plead guilty before a second trial, …

US Rep. Gaetz associate receives another sentencing delay

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has approved yet another sentencing delay for a former Florida tax collector who was a close associate of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. U.S. District Judge Gregory …

National Hurricane Center spokesman retiring June 1

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center's communications and public affairs officer is retiring after 15 years in Miami. Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen announced his retirement on Tuesday, …
Nation & World

Hezbollah, allies lose majority in Lebanon parliament

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies lost their parliamentary majority, final elections results showed Tuesday, while more than a dozen independent newcomers gained …

Pope's recipe to heal his painful knee? A shot of tequila

ROME (AP) — Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy to help heal Pope Francis' bad knee. He has other ideas. According to a viral video of the pope at the end of a …

Musk: Doubt about spam accounts could scuttle Twitter deal

LONDON (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can't move forward unless the company shows public proof that less than 5% of the accounts on the platform are fake or spam. Musk …
Opinion

Cajigas: Children with autism pose special foster care challenges

Autism is among the most misunderstood of all the human conditions.

Opinion: Sandra Day O’Connor knew something that America forgot

It’s been more than 40 years since our mother made history.

Love is patient and kind

Dictionaries often define patience this way – the ability to endure difficult circumstances with a positive attitude...
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