Boys & Girls Clubs hosts school supply & backpack drive

BELLE GLADE — Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is hosting a school supply and backpack drive to benefit club children and keep them on track for academic success. The National Retail Federation estimates families will spend an average of $668 on needed back-to-school supplies and clothing — an amount many low-income families […]

Rep. Mast calls for halt to lake discharges

On June 7, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-18th District) called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to cease discharges from Lake Okeechobee “until the water quality is deemed safe or an imminent threat to life exists.” Rep. Mast also invited the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works (who overseas the Army Corps) […]

City OKs stormwater, marina projects

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee City Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday night approved moving forward with two projects long anticipated by city residents at large, but especially by people living in and near Glades Citizens Villa. That community will see the start of stormwater improvements that have been planned for years and were financed through […]

Boys & Girls Clubs seeks support

BELLE GLADE — “What we do is save lives every day,” Mark Casale, vice president of philanthropy for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (BGC), told Belle Glade city commissioners bluntly last month, offering his own life as an example. Mr. Casale gave a presentation at their meeting May 21 as part […]

South Bay kids, seniors get a cool new ride

SOUTH BAY — Jennifer Black of U.S. Sugar Corp. (right front) hands over the keys to a 2012 GMC Express passenger van to South Bay City Manager Leondrae Camel (left) on Thursday morning, June 7, at city hall. U.S. Sugar donated the used but well-maintained van, which seats 15, as a gift to benefit the […]

Federal funding for EAA reservoir could be delayed

Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee could face funding delays. While Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James found the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir plan feasible, the review assessment submitted to the Office of Management and Budget also imposed conditions for implementation. “I have determined that the project identified in […]

A new digital article profiling the history of the rock mining industry in Palm Beach County, entitled “County History Unearthed in Shellrock Pits,” can be viewed at The article was written by Bob Davidsson, Editor/webmaster of Origins & history of the Palm Beaches.

Crime Stoppers is searching for Randall Johnston

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Randall Johnston. 50, black, male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on SW Avenue B in Belle Glade. Johnston is wanted on a felony warrant […]

District wants to increase water flow south

The South Florida Water Management District is using all of the tools in the box to deal with the runoff from May’s record-breaking rainfall. “Water levels throughout the district — which is made up of 16 counties in South Florida — are very high after record-breaking rainfall in May,” SFWMD spokesman Randy Smith said at […]

Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings

• Fun Father’s Day cards: Get creative with the Library’s supplies and your imagination to create the perfect gift on Thursday, June 14, at 2 p.m. For all ages. (60 minutes) • LEGO Bricks: Build imagine and play with the Library’s LEGO bricks on Friday, June 15, at 1 p.m. Ages 4 and up. (45 […]