Voters choose judges and legislators

These are results, as reported unofficially on election night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (, in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Pastor Morales Day proclaimed by Belle Glade mayor

Oct. 13 celebration included 50 visitors from coastal cities BELLE GLADE — Oct. 13 was declared Pastor Morales St. Hilaire Day by Mayor Steve Wilson in recognition of the pastor’s 23 years of work to help the children of Belle Glade. The proclamation kicked off a day of activities at the First Haitian Baptist Church […]

Glades agricultural leader immortalized

BELLE GLADE — Wedgworth’s Inc. thanks all the participants who joined them for the unveiling of the street sign designating George Wedgworth Way in Belle Glade on Oct. 18. As George’s son Dennis shared: “The ‘Wedgworth Way’ is a mindset that encompasses ideals such as cooperation, teamwork and dedication. The entire Wedgworth family and team […]

Johnson’s journey celebrated in Pahokee

Public works chief climbed ladder for 30 years PAHOKEE — After graduating from Pahokee High School in 1988, Alvin Johnson hired on with the city to be a maintenance worker and, a few years later after having cut a lot of grass, set himself a much higher goal. On Oct. 9, he listened to lavish […]

Gulfstream Goodwill plans to relocate to Glades Plaza

BELLE GLADE — Founded with the mission of “Changing Lives through Employment, Training and Education,” Gulfstream Goodwill Industries has secured a new lease at Glades Plaza in Belle Glade, allowing them to expand their store footprint and better serve their customers and employees. Having been in their previous location since 1981, Goodwill approached Colliers International’s […]

Glades public transit service being improved

Palm Tran service for the Glades areas of western Palm Beach County is undergoing changes intended to make the public bus transportation service more flexible, timely and convenient for residents. Earlier this fall, according to Palm Tran Public Relations Manager Joe Harrington, the Belle Glade/Pahokee bus route No. 47 was merged with Route 48, serving […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Jeremy Adams

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Jeremy Luis Adams, 30, black, male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on S.W. Seventh St. in Belle Glade. Adams is wanted on a warrant […]

Familiar worries shared at Glades Initiative’s table talks

BELLE GLADE — Karis Engle, president of the Glades Initiative Inc. health services agency for far western Palm Beach County, was very pleased with her agency, staff and clients’ participation in On the Table roundtable talks conducted across Southeast Florida Oct. 23-24. They intended to host several people of various ethnicities for the issues discussions […]

Ride Palm Tran Public Transportation FREE to the Voting Polls

Palm Tran will be providing free transit service to anyone who is taking the bus to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. Simply let the driver know, or show a voter registration card. “I believe everyone should exercise their right to vote, and this free service will help citizens in Palm Beach County have […]

Office of Small Business Assistance to host meeting in Belle Glade Nov. 1

BELLE GLADE: During the months of October and November, the Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) will be hosting several certification workshops throughout Palm Beach County to assist small, minority and woman‐owned businesses become certified with Palm Beach County on‐site for FREE. The workshops will address what documents are necessary to accompany your application and […]