Belle Glade celebrates the Fourth on the third

Not since perhaps the famous bicentennial celebrating America’s birthday has the city of Belle Glade had a fireworks display observing the Fourth of July. It is that fact that makes Brenda Bunting, executive director of the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, happy to be a part of this year’s celebrations. There is one small catch, […]

Food giveaway reaches Belle Glade

The Loading Ramp in Belle Glade was a hotbed of activity last week, with hundreds of people gathered at the normally empty lot. The area buzzed with movement, with dozens and dozens of volunteers helping to feed local residents through the distribution of food cartons. The event took place on Friday, June 12, at 10 […]

Coalition reviews lake habitat plan

The County Coalition for responsible management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon reviewed a habitat enhancement plan for Lake Okeechobee, welcomed a new commander for the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and reviewed rainfall predictions for Lake Okeechobee when they held their quarterly meeting Friday, […]

Former Clewiston resident latest fatality on deadly U.S. 27 stretch

A 27-year-old former Clewiston man died on Friday after his car veered into a canal just south of South Bay in Palm Beach County, reports the Florida Highway Patrol. It is the second deadly accident to occur within the area in less than one week. The accident happened at approximately 7:41 p.m., May 29, near […]

Three men found dead in canal near South Bay

The identities of three men who died after their vehicle crashed into a canal were released this week. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the three men were traveling in a vehicle that plunged into the canal along U.S. 27 at an unknown date and time. Hershie Lee Hobbs Jr., 34, Alton Hart Jr., 30, […]

Tragic fire kills Pahokee twin girls, 14

It is the second deadly mobile home fire in as many months that claimed the lives of two twin 14-year-old girls, Cassandra and Catherine Colon, this morning in Pahokee, said Battalion Chief Sam Haubert. And just like the first, the fire was a preventable tragedy. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was already on the […]

New Glades battalion chief to focus on kids

Sam Haubert remembers the moment when, early on in his career, he did something he can’t begin to imagine doing again 32 years later – the 20-year-old tugged at a potentially conducive nylon rope with his hands, the end of which was tied to a cribbing of wood that had been tossed to catch a […]